Fastest Fifties in IPL (2008-2023): Nicholas Pooran, Ajinkya Rahane, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Pat Cummins, Yusuf Pathan, and More

Check out the fastest fifty of the each IPL season from 2008 to 2022!


The Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cricket tournaments across the globe that guarantees fast-paced action, intense pressure on the match, and nailing-biting moments during the gameplay. We have seen players creating history under this immense pressure, and one of the most accorded records is the fastest fifty.

Over the years, we have seen some phenomenal performances in the IPL, but the fastest fifties have been a true spectacle. In the 2022 season, Pat Cummins of the Kolkata Knight Riders broke the record for the fastest fifty, scoring 51 runs off just 14 balls against the Mumbai Indians. However, One of the most remarkable performances in the history of the IPL came from Chris Gayle of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. Gayle scored a whopping 175 runs off just 17 balls against the Pune Warriors India. That being said, if you want to know which player scored the fastest fifty in each season of IPL, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will provide you with the list of all players that scored the fastest fifty in the respective IPL season. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

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IPL 2023 Fastest Fifties

Nicholas Pooran is currently leading the chart of the Fastest Fifties in the IPL 2023 season. The Lucknow Super Giants player has scored 62 runs with 15 balls faced and boasts a strike rate of 326.31. He scored the runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. During his inning, he scored 4 fours and 7 sixes.

Position Player Team Runs BF SR 4s 6s Against
1 Nicholas Pooran LSG 62 15 326.31 4 7 RCB
2 Ajinkya Rahane CSK 61 19 225.92 7 3 MI
3 Jos Buttler RR 54 20 245.45 7 3 SRH
4 Shardul Thakur KKR 68 20 234.48 9 3 RCB
5 Kyle Mayers LSG 53 21 240.9 8 2 CSK
6 Vijay Shankar GT 63 21 262.5 4 5 KKR
7 Axar Patel DC 54 22 216 4 5 MI
8 Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 92 23 184 4 9 GT
9 Glenn Maxwel RCB 59 24 203.44 3 6 LSG
10 Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 57 25 183.87 3 4 LSG
11 Yashasvi Jaiswal RR 60 25 193.54 11 1 DC



List Fastest Fifties in IPL History from 2008 to 2022

Year Batsman Team Runs BF Opposition Strike Rate
2008 Yusuf Pathan Rajasthan Royals 61 21 Delhi Capitals 290.48
2009 Adam Gilchrist Deccan Chargers 85 17 Delhi Capitals 500
2010 Robin Uthappa Royal Challengers Bangalore 51 19 Punjab Kings 268.42
2011 Paul Vathaty Punjab Kings 120 23 Chennai Super Kings 521.74
2012 Owais Shah Rajasthan Royals 60 19 Royal Challengers Bangalore 315.79
2013 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore 175 17 Pune Warriors India 1029.41
2014 Yusuf Pathan Kolkata Knight Riders 72 15 Sunrisers Hyderabad 480
2015 Harbhajan Singh Mumbai Indians 64 19 Punjab Kings 336.84
2016 Chirs Morris Delhi Capitals 82 17 Gujarat Lions 482.35
2017 Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders 54 15 Royal Challengers Bangalore 360
2018 KL Rahul Punjab Kings 51 14 Delhi Capitals 364.29
2019 Hardik Pandya Mumbai Indians 91 17 Kolkata Knight Riders 535.29
2020 Nicholas Pooran Punjab Kings 77 17 Chennai Super Kings 452.94
2021 Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians 84 17 Sunrisers Hyderabad 525
2022 Pat Cummins Kolkata Knight Riders 56 14 Mumbai Indians 373.33

Yusuf Pathan – IPL 2008

Yusuf Pathan was the first IPL player to score the fastest fifties in the inaugural season of the tournament. He scored 61 runs in just 21 balls during an inning against Deccan Chargers in 2008. The player maintained a strike rate of 290.70, and hit 4 boundaries and 6 sixes during the match.

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Adam Gilchrist – IPL 2009

Adam Gilchrist played for Deccan Charges during the second edition of IPL and played a wonderful inning against Delhi Capitals. The player scored 85 runs in just 17 balls with a strike rate of 500. He hit 10 fours and 5 sixes during the match in 2009.

Robin Uthappa – IPL 2010

Robin Uthappa is credited for making the fastest fifties in 2010 when he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Uthappa scored 51 runs in just 19 balls and maintained a strike rate of 268.42 during a match against Punjab Kings in 2010.

Paul Valthaty – IPL 2011

Paul Valthaty was one of the fastest players in 2011 that, scored a 50 in IPL. The Punjab Kings player scored his 50 runs in quick succession. During the match against Chennai Super Kings, he scored a total of 120 runs in 23 balls and maintained a strike rate of 521.74.

Owais Shah – IPL 2012

Owais Shah played for Rajasthan Royals in 2012 and scored the fastest fifties of the season. The player scored 60 runs in just 19 balls and had a strike rate of 315.79 with 5 fours and 6 sixes. He played against Royal Challengers Bangalore during this match.

Chris Gayle – IPL 2013

Chris Gayle needs no introduction. In 2013, he played one of the best innings of any player in IPL history. Gayle was the only batsman that scored not fifty but more than hundred runs in just 17 balls. Moreover, he scored a total of whopping 175 runs during this inning with a massive strike rate of 1029.41. During the match against the Pune Warrier India team, he hit 13 fours and 17 sixes.

Yusuf Pathan – IPL 2014

Yusuf Pathan made a good comeback in 2014 and scored his fastest fifty runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was playing for Kolkata Knight Rider during the season and scored 72 runs in just 15 balls. He maintained a strike rate of 480 during the match.

Harbhajan Singh – IPL 2015

The Indian spinner created some magic with his bat in 2015 when he scored the fastest fifties against Punjab Kings. He scored 64 runs in just 19 balls and maintained a strike rate of 336.84. Harbhajan Singh played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2015 season.

Chirs Morris – IPL 2016

Chris Morris made his name in 2016 when he scored the fastest fifties against Gujarat Lions in 2016. The player scored 82 runs in 17 balls with a strike rate of 482.35. He played for Delhi Capitals for that particular season.

Sunil Narine – IPL 2017

Sunil Narine is no doubt a great bowler, however, he showed his batting skills in IPL 2017 when he played against Royal Challengers Banglore. The KKR team player scored the fastest fifties of the tournament with a strike rate of 360. He completed 54 runs in just 15 balls.

KL Rahul – IPL 2018

KL Rahul is yet another Indian player that took everybody by surprise when he played for Punjab Kings. The Indian player scored his fastest fifties of IPL 2018 against Kolkata Knight Riders. During the match, he scored 51 runs in just 14 balls.

Hardik Pandya – IPL 2019

Hardik Pandya played a wonderful inning in IPL 2019, which proved to be his stepping stone. Hardik played for Mumbai Indians during the season, and in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored 91 runs in just 17 balls.

Nicholas Pooran – IPL 2020

Nicholas Pooran was the top player in 2020 that scored the fastest fifties in the tournament. The player was from Punjab Kings, and he scored 77 runs in 17 balls with a strike rate of 452.94.

Ishan Kishan – IPL 2021

Ishan Kishan made his name in the Mumbai Indians team with a wonderful inning against Chennai Super Kings in 2021. He was the first batsman to score the fastest fifties of the season. During the match, Kishan scored 84 runs in just 17 balls.

Pat Cummins – IPL 2022

Pat Cummins had a great inning in IPL 2022, where he scored the fastest fifties of the season against Mumbai Indians. The player made a total score of 56 runs in just 14 balls.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who scored the most 50s in IPL history?

David Warner is one of the few players in IPL that have scored the most fifties. The Australian player has scored 53 fifties during his entire IPL career.

2. Which IPL player still holds the fastest 50 in IPL?

Pat Cummins and KL Rahul hold the record of reaching the 50 runs mark in the IPL season. The players have reached the 50-run target in 14 balls. Pat Cummins did this magic in 2022, while KL Rahul scored fifty in 2018.

3. Which Indian player has the most fifties in IPL?

Shikhar Dhawan is the Indian player that has the most fifties under his achievements. The Punjab Kings player has scored 42 fifties in 187 innings.

4. Which player scored the most centuries in IPL?

Chris Gayle is the only player in IPL that has scored the most centuries in the tournament. He has scored 6 centuries in 141 innings.

5. Who scored the fastest century in IPL?

KL Rahul is the player that scored the fastest century in an IPL inning. The Punjab King player scored 103 runs in 56 balls.