Fastest half-century in IPL 2023: In today’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, Rajasthan’s top order batter cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest half-century of IPL history so far. And Jaiswal has done this feat in just 13 balls, in which he has scored total 98 runs with the help of 13 fours and 5 sixes while playing at a strike rate of 208.
And this is the first time since the 2008 IPL season that a batsman has completed a half-century under 13 balls, before this feat, former Punjab Kings batsman Kl Rahul had scored a half-century in just 14 balls in the 2018 IPL season against Delhi Capitals.
Fastest half-century in IPL 2023
Here is the complete list of Fastest half-century in IPL 2023
|Player Name||Balls taken||Team||Opposition||Year|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||13||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata Knight Riders||2023|
|Nicholas Pooran||15||Lucknow Super Giants||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2023|
|Jason Roy||19||Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2023|
|Ajinkya Rahane||19||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||2023|
|Shivam Dube||20||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||2023|
Fastest half-century in IPL History [From 2008 to 2023]
Here is the list of the Top 10 Batsmen who hit the fastest half-centuries in IPL (Indian Premier League) history.
|Rank||Player Name||For Team||Balls Taken||Year|
|1||Yashasvi Jaiswal||Rajasthan Royals||13||2023|
|2.||KL Rahul||Kings XI Punjab||14||2018|
|3.||Pat Cummins||Kolkata Knight Riders||14||2022|
|4.||Yusuf Pathan||Kolkata Knight Riders||15||2014|
|5.||Sunil Narine||Kolkata Knight Riders||15||2018|
|6.||Nicholas Pooran||Lucknow Super Giants||15||2023|
|7.||Suresh Raina||Chennai Super Kings||16||2014|
|8.||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17||2013|
|9.||Adam Gilchrist||Deccan Chargers||17||2009|
|10.||Chris Morris||Rajasthan Royals||17||2021|
Yashasvi Jaiswal – 13 Balls (2023)
Jaiswal hit the fastest half-century of IPL history so far, for Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2023. And he hit 13 fours and five sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 98 off just 47 balls. This innings remains one of the best batting performances in IPL history.
KL Rahul – 14 balls (2018)
KL Rahul’s 14-ball half-century for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Capitals in 2018 is the fastest in IPL history. He hit seven fours and six sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 51 off just 16 balls. This innings remains one of the best batting performances in IPL history.
Pat Cummins – 14 balls (2022)
Pat Cummins has also scored the fastest half-century in IPL history while playing for Kolkata. And he did this feat in just 14 balls while playing against Mumbai Indians.
Yusuf Pathan – 15 balls (2014)
Yusuf Pathan’s blistering half-century for Kolkata Knight Riders against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 is the second fastest in IPL history. He hit eight sixes and one four during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 72 off just 22 balls.
Sunil Narine – 15 balls (2018)
Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder, surprised everyone with his batting skills in the IPL 2018. He smashed an unbeaten 75 runs off 36 balls, including nine fours and four sixes, and helped his team chase down a target of 146 runs in just 13.1 overs.
Suresh Raina – 16 balls (2014)
Suresh Raina’s half-century for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab in 2014 is the fourth fastest in IPL history. He hit six fours and four sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 87 off just 25 balls.
Chris Gayle – 17 balls (2013)
Chris Gayle’s 17-ball half-century for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in 2013 is the fifth fastest in IPL history. He hit six fours and four sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls, which remains the highest individual score in T20 cricket.
Adam Gilchrist – 17 balls (2009)
Adam Gilchrist’s 17-ball half-century for Deccan Chargers against Delhi Daredevils in 2009 is the sixth fastest in IPL history. He hit eight fours and four sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 85 off just 35 balls.
Chris Morris – 17 balls (2021)
Chris Morris’ half-century for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals in 2021 is the seventh fastest in IPL history. He hit four fours and five sixes during his innings and finished with an unbeaten 82 off just 32 balls