Scoring a half century is the first achievement for batsmen in a match. In T20 format, it can be relatively difficult to score a half century because of ever increasing pressure and the aggressive game. Moreover, IPL is all about speed and therefore every batsman tries to score the maximum run on every ball. A lot of records are made and a lot of records are broken in every season of IPL. Some of the records seemed to be unachievable but legends did their best to create history and entertain the cricket lovers.
In this article, we have compiled a list of 10 Batsmen with fastest half-centuries in the history of IPL.
10. Owais Shah
On 10thrank, we have Owais Shah who is an English Cricketer. He scored 50 in just 19 balls with 5 sixes and 5 fours. In the match, he scored 60 runs in total and he was playing for Rajasthan Royals. He played that match against Royal Challenger Bangalore. At present, Owais is not associated with any team in IPL as he retired long ago. He played the last match for Rajasthan Royals in 2012.
9. Andre Russell
Andre is a Jamaican Cricketer who plays for the international cricket team of West Indies. He scored 50 runs in 19 balls with 4 sixes and 5 fours. In total, he scored 51 runs in the match. Andre played for Kolkata Knight Riders and he played against Kings XI Punjab. At present, he is associated with Kolkata Knight Riders and he also played for Delhi Daredevils for a brief period of time.
8. David Miller
David Miller is a South African Cricketer and he scored a half century in just 19 balls with 6 sixes. David played the match for Kings XI Punjab and he played that match against Rajasthan Royals. As per the information available, he is still associated with Kings XI Punjab and he is associated with the team since 2013. He also played for several domestic teams in South Africa and he is a known name in International cricket as well.
7. Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa made a place for himself in the list at 7th rank. Robin scored a half century in 19 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours. His total score in the match was 51. He played for Indian Cricket team and he is also associated with a domestic team of Karnataka. As per the information available, he is presently associated with Kolkata Knight Riders and prior to joining KKR, he played with Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians.
6. Chris Gayle
The list goes incomplete without the name of Chris Gayle. He has three records on his name on the list of fastest 100 in IPL and talking aboutthe fastest half century, Chris scored a half century in 17 balls. In the match, Christ scored a total of 175 runs and he was playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris played the match against Pune Warrior Indians.
5. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is an Australian player and he holds the 5th position in the list of fastest 50. He scored a half century in 18 balls with 5 sixes and 10 fours in the inning. He scored a total of 85 runs in the match. Adam was playing for Deccan Chargers and he played the match against Delhi Daredevils.
4. Chris Morris
On the fourth rank we have Chris Morris who is a South African player. At present, he is associated with Delhi Daredevils but he also played for Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. As per the records, Chris scored 50 runs in just 17 balls. He scored 8 sixes and 4 fours in the innings and his total score was 82 runs. He played the match for Delhi Daredevils and the match was played against Gujarat Lions.
3. Kieron Pollard
Now comes the top 3 batsman of the list. On number three we have Kieron Pollard from West Indies. He scored 50 runs in just 17 balls with 6 sixes and 2 fours. His total score in the match was 51 runs and he played the match for Mumbai Indians. The match was played against Kolkata Knight Riders. He had only been associated with Mumbai Indians and he joined the team in 2010.
2. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina stands on the second rank and he scored his first 50 in 15 balls. In the innings, he was able to score 6 sixes and 12 fours. Suresh scored 87 runs in the match and he was just 13 runs short of creating the fastest hundred. Suresh played the match for Chennai Super Kings and he played the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. At present, Suresh is associated with Gujarat Lions. He was bought in the auction by the team in 2016.
1. Yusuf Pathan
The first position is being held by Yusuf Pathan who managed to score 50 runs in just 15 balls. Yusuf played the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and he played for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the match, Yusuf Pathan scored a total of 72 runs. Yusuf Pathan is associated with Kolkata Knight Riders since 2011 and prior to this, he was playing for Rajasthan Royals.
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