KXIP Vs DD: KL Rahul smashes fastest IPL fifty in just 14 balls


Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 8, 2018 13:55

KXIP opening batsman KL Rahul, on Sunday, smashed the fastest fifty in the history of IPL by reaching the half-century landmark in 14 balls.
KL Rahul during the KXIP Vs DD match at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. (Photo Source: IPL/Twitter)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opening batsman KL Rahul, on Sunday, smashed the fastest fifty in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) by reaching the half-century landmark in 14 balls. The opener’s milestone came against his team’s match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, as KXIP chased a target of 167 runs. Rahul also became the first player in T20 cricket to hit a fifty in just first three overs of a match. In his innings of 51, Rahul smashed six boundaries and four sixes.

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By scoring fifty runs in just 14 balls, Rahul broke the record of fastest IPL fifty by Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders), who scored a half-century in 15 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in a previous season of IPL. Narine was joined by Yusuf Pathan in 2014 as he too smashed a fifty off 15 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad against KKR.

The half-century was Rahul’s sixth half-century in IPL since he made his debut in league in 2013.