The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the successful T20 league in the world. Over the last 10 years the league has seen a considerable growth in the competency level and what is benchmark for one season is bettered in the next; and this is what makes it so interesting for action lovers.
Arguably, the T20 format is for the batsmen and we have see many mind-blowing innings in the IPL history. Here we take a look at top 5 fastest fifties in the history of Indian Premier League.
#5 Chris Gayle – 17 balls
The West Indies opener Chris Gayle struck his fastest fifty off just 17 balls and found the place in this list. He scored that 17 ball fifty against Pune Warriors India during his highest T20 score of mammoth 175. During this innings, he smashed 17 fours and 13 sixes.
#4 Suresh Raina – 16 balls
The consistent performer of CSK, Suresh Raina has scored 16 ball fifty against Kings XI Punjab. In the IPL 2014, he destroyed KXIP bowling line-up with his destructive batting but unfortunately his handy knock went in vain.
#3 Sunil Narine – 15 balls
The Kolkatha Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine used to open in the last season of IPL. In the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he plundered 15 ball half-century and smashed all bowlers over the park.
#2 Yusuf Pathan – 15 balls
The Baroda all-rounder Yusuf Pathan played one of the interesting knock when he smashed 15 ball fifty. Then he returned to pavilion after scoring 72 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 7th season of IPL.
#1 KL Rahul – 14 balls
KL Rahul has the license to go for the kill right from the first ball that he faces. He gave a flying start while chasing the score of 165. In this particular innings, he was magnificent as he scored 52 in which he smashed 4 fours and 6 sixes.
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