Top 10 Fastest Fifty in IPL: Cricket has evolved as a unique sport in many different forms since its inception. Earlier, Cricket was played in the longest time-consuming test format that typically lasted out for four to five days. Then the popular ODI format was adopted where each side played 50 overs. The first Cricket World Cup was played in 1975 and since then the game of Cricket developed from White Jersey to Colorful Jersey and from the Red Ball to White Ball.
|Position||Player||Against||Venue||Match Date||Balls Faced||6s||4s||Runs|
|1||KL Rahul||DC||IS Bindra Stadium||08 April 2018||14||4||6||51|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||SRH||Eden Gardens||24 May 2014||15||7||5||72|
|3||Sunil Narine||RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||07 May 2017||15||4||6||54|
|4||Suresh Raina||PBKS||Wankhede Stadium||30 May 2014||16||6||12||87|
|5||Chris Gayle||PWI||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||23 April 2013||17||17||13||175|
|6||Hardik Pandya||KKR||Eden Gardens||28 April 2019||17||9||6||91|
|7||Kieron Pollard||CSK||Arun Jaitley Stadium||01 May 2021||17||8||6||87|
|8||Adam Gilchrist||DC||Supersport Park||22 May 2009||17||5||10||85|
|9||Chris Morris||GL||Arun Jaitley Stadium||27 April 2016||17||8||4||82|
|10||Nicholas Pooran||SRH||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||08 October 2020||17||7||5||77|
The period from 2005 saw a tremendous change in Cricket. The short 50-over format was now redefined into the shortest 20-over format. The first T-20 International game was played in 2006 and soon played was the first-ever ICC T-20 World Cup at South Africa in 2007 where the Indian team emerged victoriously. The cash-rich IPL was formed soon after as the first season was announced to be played in 2008. Eight franchises took part in the inaugural season.
The Indian Premier League is the most entertaining T-20 league in the world. The participating players don’t leave any chance to entertain the fans with their ruthless power-hitting skills. The most successful power-hitting result into the fastest fifties and here is the list of the top ten fastest fifty in IPL:
Top 10 Fastest Fifty in IPL History
#10 Nicholas Pooran (17 Balls) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2020
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Nicholas Pooran is one of the most brutal T-20 batsmen in the world. The Jamaican powerhouse is renowned for its power-hitting skills and smashing the ball out of the park. Nicholas Pooran was signed at the IPL by the Kings XI Punjab franchise and he currently plays for the Punjab Kings.
Nicholas Pooran holds the record of 10th fastest fifty in IPL. Pooran smashed his fifty in just 17 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours. He went on to score a brilliant 77 run knock which helped Punjab to seize a victory over Hyderabad.
#9 Chris Morris (17 Balls) vs Gujarat Lions, 2016
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Chris Morris is a popular South African T-20 All Rounder who plays for the National Team as well. Morris was the highest bid player at the 2021 IPL Auctions where he was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping 16 crore. Morris is known for his excellent power-hitting skills and has the record of smashing the 9th fastest fifty in IPL for Delhi Capitals.
Morris completed his fifty off just 17 balls and went on to score 82 runs for his team to win against the Gujarat Lions. His fierce innings comprised 8 sixes and 4 fours.
#8 Adam Gilchrist (17 Balls) vs Delhi Daredevils, 2009
Supersport Spark, South Africa
Adam Gilchrist was the captain of the Deccan Chargers franchise which won the 2009 season of IPL. Gilchrist played a crucial part in the victory of the Chargers. Gilchrist is a stupendous Australian Opening Batsman who is highly praised for his successive attacking skills. Gilchrist holds the record of scoring the 8th fastest fifty in IPL against the Delhi Daredevils.
Gilchrist scored his half-century off just 17 balls which consisted of 5 sixes and 10 fours. He went on to score 85 runs to book his team’s spot into the Final.
#7 Kieron Pollard (17 Balls) vs Chennai Super Kings, 2021
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
The latest addition to the list of Top 10 fastest fifty in IPL is that of the most powerful batsman in world cricket, Kieron Pollard. The Caribbean powerhouse is the most reputed and brutal T-20 player who is widely recognized for his power-hitting. Pollard scored the 7th fastest fifty in IPL of just 17 balls to help the Mumbai Indians to chase an unbelievable target of 203 runs.
Pollard scored 87 runs which included 8 sixes and 6 fours. His commendable effort was lauded by every cricketer present at the ground.
#6 Hardik Pandya (17 Balls) vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2019
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
When it comes to scoring quick runs for your teams, Hardik Pandya can be not left out of the list. Hardik Pandya is one of the most successful all-rounders for India in limited-overs fixtures.
He is highly praised for his aggressive power-hitting skills. Pandya plays for Mumbai Indians and holds the record of scoring the 6th fastest fifty in IPL. His brutal knock came against Kolkata Knight Riders where he went on to score a match-winning inning of 91 runs that included 9 sixes and 6 fours.
#5 Chris Gayle (17 Balls) vs Pune Warriors India, 2013
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Chris Gayle cannot be left out of the list for scoring the fastest centuries or fifties. Gayle is hailed as one of the best T-20 batsmen of the world and is world-widely known for his brilliant and massive power hitting.
Gayle had his most successful time with Bangalore and scored the 5th fastest fifty in IPL against the Pune Warriors. Gayle went on to score a record-breaking 175 runs from his fastest fifty and his outstanding innings comprised of a whopping 17 sixes and 15 fours.
#4 Suresh Raina (16 Balls) vs Kings XI Punjab, 2014
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Suresh Raina is the most successful batsman in the history of IPL. He has never changed his franchise and has been retained by the Chennai Super Kings for a massive thirteen seasons.
Raina is an aggressive Indian top-order batsman and holds the record of the 4th fastest fifty in IPL of just 16 balls. Raina went on to score 87 runs for CSK in his fastest fifty innings which helped CSK to enter the second qualifier. Raina’s knock comprised of 6 sixes and 12 fours.
#3 Sunil Narine (15 Balls) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2017
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sunil Narine changed his fortunes when he was sent out to open by captain Gautam Gambhir against RCB. In his first time as an Opener, Narine went on to hit massive sixes and fours to display his brilliant batting and attacking skills.
Narine helped the Knight Riders to put up a competitive total through his steady knock. Narine scored the 3rd fastest fifty in IPL which came of just 15 balls. His 54-run inning comprised of a magnificent 4 sixes and classic 6 fours over the top.
#2 Yusuf Pathan (15 Balls) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2014
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Indian Pinch-hitter Yusuf Pathan is widely recognized for his destructive batting. Yusuf’s 36 balls 100 for Rajasthan Royals turned the tables for him as he gained recognition from the selectors and cricketing experts.
With scoring the 2nd fastest century in IPL, Pathan also holds the record of the 2nd fastest fifty in IPL of just 15 balls. Pathan scored a brilliant 72-run knock for Kolkata Knight Riders to help them reach the final. His aggressive inning consisted of 7 sixes and 5 fours.
#1 KL Rahul (14 Balls) vs Delhi Capitals, 2018
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
KL Rahul is a brilliant Indian opener and the captain of the Punjab Kings franchise in IPL. Rahul is always in brilliant touch at the IPL and fulfills his responsibility as a captain for scoring quick runs for his team. He holds the record of scoring the fastest century in IPL.
Rahul’s fifty came at a time when his team needed the most. Rahul’s fifty came off just 14 balls and his 51-run inning comprised of 4 sixes and 6 fours.