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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.NPlayer’s NameRuns ScoredBalls FacedOpponentVenue of the MatchMatch Date
1KL Rahul5114DCIS Bindra Stadium08 April 2018
2Yusuf Pathan7215SRHEden Gardens24 May 2014
3Sunil Narine5415RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium07 May 2017
4Suresh Raina8716PBKSWankhede Stadium30 May 2014
5Ishan Kishan8416SRHZayed Cricket Stadium08 October 2021
6Chris Gayle17517PWIM. Chinnaswamy Stadium23 April 2013
7Hardik Pandya9117KKREden Gardens28 April 2019
8Kieron Pollard8717CSKArun Jaitley Stadium01 May 2021
9Adam Gilchrist8517DCSupersport Park22 May 2009
10Chris Morris8217GLArun Jaitley Stadium27 April 2016
11Nicholas Pooran7717SRHDubai International Stadium08 October 2020
12Ishan Kishan6217KKREden Gardens09 May 2018
13Kieron Pollard5117KKRWankhede Stadium28 April 2016
14Sunil Narine5017RCBEden Gardens08 April 2018
15Prithvi Shaw8218KKRNarendra Modi Stadium29 April 2021
16Rishabh Pant7818MIWankhede Stadium24 March 2019
17Jos Buttler6718DCArun Jaitley Stadium02 May 2018
18Chris Lynn9319GLSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium07 April 2017
19Sanju Samson7419CSKSharjah Cricket Stadium22 September 2020
20KL Rahul7119CSKIS Bindra Stadium05 May 2019
21Harbhajan Singh6419PBKSWankhede Stadium12 April 2015
22Owais Shah6019RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium15 April 2012
23David Miller5119RRSharjah Cricket Stadium20 April 2014
24Andre Russell5119PBKSEden Gardens09 May 2015
25Robin Uthappa5119PBKSM. Chinnaswamy Stadium16 March 2010
26Yashasvi Jaiswal5019CSKZayed Cricket Stadium02 October 2021
27David Warner12620KKRRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium30 April 2017
28Virender Sehwag7320RRSawai Mansingh Stadium01 May 2012
29Ambati Rayudu7220MIArun Jaitley Stadium01 May 2021
30Kieron Pollard6620SRHWankhede Stadium13 May 2013
31Deepak Hooda6420RRWankhede Stadium12 April 2021
32David Warner6120CSKRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium02 May 2015
33Hardik Pandya6020RRZayed Cricket Stadium25 October 2020
34Kieron Pollard6020RCBDubai International Stadium28 September 2020
35Moises Henriques5720RCBRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium15 May 2015
36Marcus Stoinis5320PBKSDubai International Stadium20 September 2020
37MS Dhoni5120MIM. Chinnaswamy Stadium23 May 2012
38Virender Sehwag12221CSKWankhede Stadium30 May 2014
39Yusuf Pathan10021MIBrabourne Stadium13 March 2010
40Glenn Maxwell9521SRHSharjah Cricket Stadium22 April 2014
41Brendon McCullum8121CSKSupersport Park18 May 2009
42Virender Sehwag7521RRNarendra Modi Stadium15 March 2010
43Dwayne Smith6821CSKArun Jaitley Stadium21 May 2013
44Andre Russell6521RCBEden Gardens19 April 2019
45Kieron Pollard6421CSKWankhede Stadium17 April 2015
46Yusuf Pathan6121DECRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium24 April 2008
47Shane Watson6021CSKChidambaram03 April 2010
48AB de Villiers5921RRSawai Mansingh Stadium23 April 2012
49David Warner5821RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium12 April 2016
50Sam Billings5621KKRChidambaram10 April 2018
51Andre Russell5421CSKWankhede Stadium21 April 2021
52Chris Lynn5021RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium07 May 2017
53Chris Gayle11722PBKSM. Chinnaswamy Stadium06 May 2015
54Quinton de Kock10822RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium17 April 2016
55Glenn Maxwell9022CSKBarabati Stadium07 May 2014
56Krunal Pandya8622DCACA-VDCA Stadium15 May 2016
57Kieron Pollard8322PBKSWankhede Stadium10 April 2019
58Virender Sehwag7422CSKArun Jaitley Stadium19 March 2010
59Aaron Finch7222RCBM. Chinnaswamy Stadium27 April 2017
60KL Rahul6622KKRHolkar Cricket Stadium12 May 2018
61Matthew Hayden6522RCBSt George’s Park20 April 2009
62Chris Gayle6322CSKIS Bindra Stadium15 April 2018
63Dwayne Smith6222MIWankhede Stadium17 April 2015
64Dinesh Karthik5822PBKSZayed Cricket Stadium10 October 2020
65Matthew Hayden5722DCKingsmead23 April 2009
66AB de Villiers5522RRDubai International Stadium17 October 2020
67Ross Taylor5522RCBArun Jaitley Stadium17 May 2012
68Deepak Hooda5422DCArun Jaitley Stadium12 April 2015
69Wriddhiman Saha5422SRHRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium14 May 2014
70Faf du Plessis5222PBKSBarabati Stadium07 May 2014
71MS Dhoni5122DCMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium30 April 2018
72Robin Uthappa5022KKRM. Chinnaswamy Stadium10 April 2010
73Kieron Pollard5022PBKSWankhede Stadium16 May 2018
74Dinesh Karthik5022PBKSHolkar Cricket Stadium12 May 2018
75Paul Valthaty12023CSKIS Bindra Stadium13 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
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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
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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