The entire nation and the IPL fantasy cricket fans are waiting with bated breath to witness the champion of IPL 2019. This season as well the on-going matches are exciting and breathe taking. Since its inception in 2008, all edition of the IPL has been keenly followed in India & around the globe.
Over the years, the IPL T20 fantasy has seen a number of half-centuries that have been scored with enormous pace and aggression and have been a pleasure to watch.
When Lokesh Rahul broke all records last year in IPL 2018 at a sensational inning, it was worth watching. The explosive batsman KL Rahul smashed a 14-ball half-century which included some exceptional shots. It was a treat for the IPL fantasy league fans.
Take a look at the five of the fastest fifties in the history of the IPL T20 cricket game. Read on:
Lokesh Rahul – 2018
On 08 April 2018, Lokesh Rahul broke the joint-record of Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine for the fastest half-century in IPL. He made his half-century against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) off 14 balls at IS Bindra Stadium in Chandigarh. Playing for Kings XI Punjab, his half-century included 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Yusuf Pathan – 2014
After KL Rahul shattered all records of fastest fifties, Yusuf Pathan came down to the second spot in this list. On 24 May 2014, Pathan made his half-century off 15 balls at Eden Gardens against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata, his half-century included 5 fours and 7 sixes.
Sunil Narine – 2017
Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders again rules the third spot in this list. On 07 May 2017, Narine made his half-century off 15 balls at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against Royal Challengers Bangalore. His half-century included 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Suresh Raina – 2014
Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings rules the fourth spot in this list. On 30 May 2014, Raina made his half-century off 16 balls at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against Kings XI Punjab. His half-century included 12 fours and 6 sixes.
Chris Gayle – 2013
Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore rules the fifth spot in this list. On 23 April 2013, Gayle made his half-century off 17 balls at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against Pune Warriors India. His half-century included 13 fours and 17 sixes.
*Records have been compiled as on April 10, 2019
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