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List of top 75 fastest 50 in IPL history

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IPL is famous for its fast brand of cricket. But who owns the bragging rights for the fastest 50 in IPL?

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IPL in the past 15 years has witnessed some of the most unimaginable innings world cricket has ever seen. These batting performances have shaped the way cricket is played today. Let’s look at the top 75 fastest IPL 50 in IPL till date.

Complete list of top 75 Fastest 50 in IPL History

S.N Player’s Name Runs Scored Balls Faced Opponent Venue of the Match Match Date
1 KL Rahul 51 14 DC IS Bindra Stadium 08 April 2018
2 Yusuf Pathan 72 15 SRH Eden Gardens 24 May 2014
3 Sunil Narine 54 15 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 07 May 2017
4 Suresh Raina 87 16 PBKS Wankhede Stadium 30 May 2014
5 Ishan Kishan 84 16 SRH Zayed Cricket Stadium 08 October 2021
6 Chris Gayle 175 17 PWI M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 23 April 2013
7 Hardik Pandya 91 17 KKR Eden Gardens 28 April 2019
8 Kieron Pollard 87 17 CSK Arun Jaitley Stadium 01 May 2021
9 Adam Gilchrist 85 17 DC Supersport Park 22 May 2009
10 Chris Morris 82 17 GL Arun Jaitley Stadium 27 April 2016
11 Nicholas Pooran 77 17 SRH Dubai International Stadium 08 October 2020
12 Ishan Kishan 62 17 KKR Eden Gardens 09 May 2018
13 Kieron Pollard 51 17 KKR Wankhede Stadium 28 April 2016
14 Sunil Narine 50 17 RCB Eden Gardens 08 April 2018
15 Prithvi Shaw 82 18 KKR Narendra Modi Stadium 29 April 2021
16 Rishabh Pant 78 18 MI Wankhede Stadium 24 March 2019
17 Jos Buttler 67 18 DC Arun Jaitley Stadium 02 May 2018
18 Chris Lynn 93 19 GL Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium 07 April 2017
19 Sanju Samson 74 19 CSK Sharjah Cricket Stadium 22 September 2020
20 KL Rahul 71 19 CSK IS Bindra Stadium 05 May 2019
21 Harbhajan Singh 64 19 PBKS Wankhede Stadium 12 April 2015
22 Owais Shah 60 19 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 15 April 2012
23 David Miller 51 19 RR Sharjah Cricket Stadium 20 April 2014
24 Andre Russell 51 19 PBKS Eden Gardens 09 May 2015
25 Robin Uthappa 51 19 PBKS M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 16 March 2010
26 Yashasvi Jaiswal 50 19 CSK Zayed Cricket Stadium 02 October 2021
27 David Warner 126 20 KKR Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 30 April 2017
28 Virender Sehwag 73 20 RR Sawai Mansingh Stadium 01 May 2012
29 Ambati Rayudu 72 20 MI Arun Jaitley Stadium 01 May 2021
30 Kieron Pollard 66 20 SRH Wankhede Stadium 13 May 2013
31 Deepak Hooda 64 20 RR Wankhede Stadium 12 April 2021
32 David Warner 61 20 CSK Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 02 May 2015
33 Hardik Pandya 60 20 RR Zayed Cricket Stadium 25 October 2020
34 Kieron Pollard 60 20 RCB Dubai International Stadium 28 September 2020
35 Moises Henriques 57 20 RCB Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 15 May 2015
36 Marcus Stoinis 53 20 PBKS Dubai International Stadium 20 September 2020
37 MS Dhoni 51 20 MI M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 23 May 2012
38 Virender Sehwag 122 21 CSK Wankhede Stadium 30 May 2014
39 Yusuf Pathan 100 21 MI Brabourne Stadium 13 March 2010
40 Glenn Maxwell 95 21 SRH Sharjah Cricket Stadium 22 April 2014
41 Brendon McCullum 81 21 CSK Supersport Park 18 May 2009
42 Virender Sehwag 75 21 RR Narendra Modi Stadium 15 March 2010
43 Dwayne Smith 68 21 CSK Arun Jaitley Stadium 21 May 2013
44 Andre Russell 65 21 RCB Eden Gardens 19 April 2019
45 Kieron Pollard 64 21 CSK Wankhede Stadium 17 April 2015
46 Yusuf Pathan 61 21 DEC Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 24 April 2008
47 Shane Watson 60 21 CSK Chidambaram 03 April 2010
48 AB de Villiers 59 21 RR Sawai Mansingh Stadium 23 April 2012
49 David Warner 58 21 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 12 April 2016
50 Sam Billings 56 21 KKR Chidambaram 10 April 2018
51 Andre Russell 54 21 CSK Wankhede Stadium 21 April 2021
52 Chris Lynn 50 21 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 07 May 2017
53 Chris Gayle 117 22 PBKS M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 06 May 2015
54 Quinton de Kock 108 22 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 17 April 2016
55 Glenn Maxwell 90 22 CSK Barabati Stadium 07 May 2014
56 Krunal Pandya 86 22 DC ACA-VDCA Stadium 15 May 2016
57 Kieron Pollard 83 22 PBKS Wankhede Stadium 10 April 2019
58 Virender Sehwag 74 22 CSK Arun Jaitley Stadium 19 March 2010
59 Aaron Finch 72 22 RCB M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 27 April 2017
60 KL Rahul 66 22 KKR Holkar Cricket Stadium 12 May 2018
61 Matthew Hayden 65 22 RCB St George’s Park 20 April 2009
62 Chris Gayle 63 22 CSK IS Bindra Stadium 15 April 2018
63 Dwayne Smith 62 22 MI Wankhede Stadium 17 April 2015
64 Dinesh Karthik 58 22 PBKS Zayed Cricket Stadium 10 October 2020
65 Matthew Hayden 57 22 DC Kingsmead 23 April 2009
66 AB de Villiers 55 22 RR Dubai International Stadium 17 October 2020
67 Ross Taylor 55 22 RCB Arun Jaitley Stadium 17 May 2012
68 Deepak Hooda 54 22 DC Arun Jaitley Stadium 12 April 2015
69 Wriddhiman Saha 54 22 SRH Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 14 May 2014
70 Faf du Plessis 52 22 PBKS Barabati Stadium 07 May 2014
71 MS Dhoni 51 22 DC Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium 30 April 2018
72 Robin Uthappa 50 22 KKR M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 10 April 2010
73 Kieron Pollard 50 22 PBKS Wankhede Stadium 16 May 2018
74 Dinesh Karthik 50 22 PBKS Holkar Cricket Stadium 12 May 2018
75 Paul Valthaty 120 23 CSK IS Bindra Stadium 13 April 2011

A glimpse of some of the fastest 50 in IPL history

Kieron Pollard, MI vs KKR, Mumbai, 2016 (17 Balls)

Fastest IPL 50 Kreedon
(credits: BCCI)

On number 10 is Kieron Pollard’s iconic 50 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Pollard came at the crease at a very crucial stage of the run-chase as Mumbai needed 59 runs off six overs on 28 April 2016. However, Pollard smashed the Knight Riders’ all over the park and successfully chased down the total of 175 with 12 balls remaining.

Ishan Kishan, MI vs KKR, Kolkata, 2018 (17 balls)

Mumbai Indians vs KKR 2018 Kreedon
(credits: AP)

Next is Ishan Kishan’s mind-blowing knock of 62 which came in just 21 balls. The young 21-year-old was able to smash the likes of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Andre Russel all over Eden Gardens as he smashed five fours and six sixes at a strike rate of 295.23!. This happened on 09 May 2018.

Chris Morris, DD vs GL, Delhi, 2016 (17 balls)

Chris Morris fastest 50 Kreedon
credits: Deepak Malik / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

On number 8 is Chris Morris’ heroic innings of 82* off just 32 deliveries! Morris came out to bat when Delhi had almost lost the game. However, the South African all-rounder reached to his fifty in just 17 balls and gave his team the momentum to chase Gujarat Lions’ 172 in the final over. Although Delhi lost the match by 1 run, Morris was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his amazing all-round performance in the match on 27 April 2016.

Adam Gilchrist, DC vs DD, Centurion, 2009 (17 balls)

adam gilchrist fastest ipl 50
credits: YouTube

Next is the former captain of Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist. The ex-Australian keeper scored a match-winning 85 off just 35 balls against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2009 semi-final. He reached to his milestone of the half-century in just 17 balls and responsibly led his side to the final of the 2nd edition of IPL as Deccan Chargers went on to lift the trophy for the first time!

Fastest 50 in IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya, MI vs KKR, Kolkata, 2019 (17 balls)

pandya 91 vs kkr kreedon
credits: BCCI

In the latest IPL season in 2019, Hardik scared KKR with an unbelievable knock. Hardik came out to bat when Mumbai Indians were 59-4 in 8.3 overs while chasing a mammoth total of 233. The Mumbai fans had given up hopes of winning the game. But Hardik made this impossible task look possible as he went on to score a 34-ball 91! Although Mumbai lost the match by 34 runs, Hardik was praised by everyone for this fighting knock.

Chris Gayle, RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013 (17 balls)

fastest 100 in cricket Kreedon
credits: AP

Next on the list is an innings that is written in the history books of world cricket and cannot be forgotten for decades! The ‘Universe Boss’, Christopher Henry Gayle shocked the world with his unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls! Gayle reached his 50 in just 17 balls and took only 13 more balls to score the fastest ton in any format of cricket in just 30 balls. Chris went on to smash 17 sixes, which is the most number of sixes hit by any batsman in an innings in IPL history on 23 April 2013.

Fastest 50 in IPL: Suresh Raina, CSK vs KXIP, Mumbai, 2014 (16 balls)

Suresh Raina fastest IPL 50 Kreedon
credits: BCCI

Suresh Raina played extremely fighting innings of 87 in just 25 balls in the important playoff of IPL 2014 against Kings XI Punjab. Raina reached his milestone in just 16 balls. Although Raina smashed at an impeccable strike rate of 348.0, Chennai were not able to qualify for the final. Chennai fell short of 24 runs into Kings XI Punjab’s gigantic total of 226.

Fastest 50 in IPL: Sunil Narine, KKR vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2017 (15 balls)

Fastesy IPL fifty Sunil Narine Kreedon
credits: BCCI

Next on the list of fastest IPL 50 is Sunil Narine’s super-aggressive innings of 54 against RCB in the 2017 edition of IPL. Narine opened the innings for KKR and reached to his milestone of 50 in just 15 balls. He smashed RCB’s in every possible corner of Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bengaluru as KKR won the match with 29 balls remaining.

Fastest 50 in IPL: Yusuf Pathan, KKR vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2014 (15 balls)

Yusuf Pathan vs SRH 2014 Kreedon
credits: BCCI

In a fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR’s Yusuf Pathan came out to bat when almost 90 runs meeded in the last ten overs. Rather than opting the conventional way and taking the match to the last over, Pathan decided to complete the match as soon as possible. Yusuf went on to smash 72 in just 22 balls at an explosive strike rate of 327.77! KKR won the match with 34 balls remaining as Yusuf smashed the then fastest 50 of IPL in just 15 balls on 24 May 2014.

KL Rahul fastest 50 in IPL history, KXIP vs DD, Mohali, 2018 (14 balls)

Fastest 50 in IPL KL Rahul KreedOn
credits: BCCI

The fastest 50 in IPL history was hit by India’s talented opener KL Rahul who reached his half-ton in only 14 deliveries against Delhi Daredevils in Kings XI’s first encounter in the 2018 edition. KL scored a quickfire 51 in just 16 balls and smashed six fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 318.75. With this knock, KL showcased his class and versatility with the bat.


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Shashwat Chaturvedi
Shashwat Chaturvedi
I am a media student, looking forward to specialize in either journalism or advertising. I'm a very big fan of the beautiful game of cricket and started following it because of MS Dhoni 14 years ago, when I was just 5.

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