Scoring runs are one thing and the rate of scoring is another. In t20 matches the team has only 20 over so they want to get maximum runs that they can in these overs. So they generally prefer that batsman who could score quick runs for the team. Sometimes this quick small contribution from any batsman could prove to be very useful. Sometimes a quick explosive batting display could change the course of the match. Here are the top 5 fastest 50s in the IPL history so.
5. Robbin Uthappa (RCB)
Robbin Uthappa holds the record for a fifth-fastest half-century in the IPL history, He achieved this feat in the match against KXIP in 2010. He scored his half century in just 19 balls. He played a brilliant knock in this match.
4. Chris Gayle (RCB)
When you are talking about scoring fast runs then top 5 must have the name of this dangerous batsman from Carrebian. Gayle scored his half century in mere 17 balls against Pune Warriors India in 2013. He did not stop after scoring half sectoral but continued to score a brilliant 175 which is still the highest run scored by any batsman in the IPL history.
3. Adam Gilchrist (DC)
The man from Austalia comes third in the list. He played for Deccan chargers and led them to the trophy in the second season of the IPL. He smashed his half century in just 17 balls against Delhi Daredevils in 2009. He was in sublime form in that match and gave a brilliant start to his team.
2. Suresh Raina (CSK)
Next, comes the ever reliable man for the CSK team. He holds the record for second fastest 50 in the IPL. He achieved this feat against the match against KXIP in 2014. He scored his half century in mere 16 balls. He came in at no 3 and played one of the brilliant knocks when the team needed him to do so.
1. Yusuf Pathan (KKR)
Yusuf Pathan holds the record for the fastest 50 in the IPL history. He achieved this feat in the match against Sunrises Hyderabad in 2014. He brought his half century in mere 15 balls. He almost ripped the Sunrisers bowling apart in this match.