IPL 2023

Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks KL Rahul’s record to hit fastest fifty in the IPL history

Saurabh Anand

May 11 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks KL Rahul's record to hit fastest fifty in the IPL history

Rajasthan Royals’ opener Yashasvi Jaiswal took only 13 balls to reach his half-century against KKR.

Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has created history in the Indian Premier League with his 13-ball half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders. Jaiswal hit the fastest half-century in the history of IPL. Jaiswal smashed KKR bowlers all around the park to complete a record-breaking half-century. Jaiswal has broken the record of Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul who held the record of scoring the fastest fifty before Yashasvi. Rahul smashed a 14-ball fifty against Delhi Daredevils while playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2018. Jaiswal took just 13 balls to reach his milestone. With Jaiswal’s inning, Rajasthan are off to a great start and they have control in the game against KKR. Yuvraj Singh still holds the record of smashing the fastest 50 in T20 cricket, he completed his 50 in just 12 balls against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

Rajasthan are chasing 150 runs against Kolkata. Yashasvi had taken his game to another level this season. He also scored a century this season against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. Jaiswal with his consistency is making his case strong for the upcoming World Cup 2023. Yashasvi Jaiswal got off to a flier and smashed 26 runs in the first over of the innings against Nitish Rana. He smashed 3 fours and 2 sixes in the Royals’ first over. He again smashed three back-to-back fours in KKR’s third over to Shardul Thakur and completed his half-century in just 13 balls. 

Top 5 fastest fifties in the IPL history:

1 – Yashasvi Jaiswal vs KKR – 13 Balls, TODAY

2 – KL Rahul vs DC – 14 Balls, 2018

3 – Pat Cummins vs MI – 14 Balls, 2022

4 – Yusuf Pathan vs SRH – 15 Balls, 2014

5 – Sunil Narine vs RCB – 15 Balls, 2017

In the Orange cap race, Yashasvi Jaiswal is challenging RCB captain Faf du Plessis. Left-hand batter Yashasvi Jaiswal is second in the race. Sanju Samson after winning the toss invited Kolkata to bat first. Kolkata struggled against the Royals’ bowling attack at Eden Gardens. Pacer Trent Boult picked up 2 wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 4 wickets in the game. Chahal also became the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League. Kolkata Knight Riders could only score 149 runs and lost 8 wickets. 

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