IPL has always had excellent batting and bowling performances among the fans. Even the stubborn opponents of cricket T20 accept that the format is extremely enjoyable.
Power hitters developed their own format. The batmen created some utter master classes in T20 cricket during the years, from the ball clubbing throughout the park in power-play over whacking it without fear in death. And the Indian Premier League (IPL), perhaps the best form of franchise T20 cricket in the world can certainly be said.
From over the previous 12 editions, fans have been entertaining around the world with some stunning results. Even if every batsman wants to reach the highest peak for an individual century, even on cricket T20, half-centuries are major milestones in the shorter format of the game. In some cases, batsmen come out with every gun in double-click time, to score fifties.
Let us look at the top 5 of IPL history’s fastest half-centuries:
KL Rahul, well known for his batting expertise in the young Indian international. Rahul has the potential to make the team scoring very fast and change the game. KL Rahul is one of the most successful players in the IPL. In 14 deliveries, KL Rahul scored the fastest IPL century and scored 51 times in total. He quickly reached four sixes and six fours.
Pathan, former international Indian, is known for his quick scoring skills and solid shots. Yusuf Pathan scored a half-century of 15 balls in his match against SunRisers Hyderabad, the second-fastest half-century in IPL history, in the 2014 edition of IPL. He has seven sixes and five fours.
As a spinning bowler, Sunil Narine made his debut in the IPL. This West Indies player was later added to the team as a new opener, showing his capabilities to deliver solid, long-range sixes. During the 2017 IPL match against RCB, Narine scoring 15 balls of which 4 six and 6 fours was a half-century match. This Narine knock has so far been regarded as IPL's third-fastest half-century.
Suresh is an authority on T20. He can score really easily and lead the team to victory. He's also one of the most popular players in IPL history. Raina displayed a spectacular cricket in the 2014 IPL season, scoring a total of 87 runs in the final match against KXIP. Of his 87 runs, from 16 deliveries, which include 6 six and 12 limits, he completed its half-century.
Gayle is one amongst the most devastating batsmen in cricket. His wild power and the long-range sixes make him well enough known. Gayle, the man with the highest individual score in the history of T20, has also accomplished the fifth-fastest half-century scoring in IPL. In the 2013 seasons, Gayle scored 175 runs in a single innings in the match against the Pune Warriors. This is the fifth-fastest half a century in the IPL history, and in this inn he completed his first fifty in just 17 balls.