On at the present time in 2018, the jampacked crowd at Mohali’s PCA Stadium witnessed a blitzkrieg from KL Rahul because the wicketkeeper-batter went on to smash the quickest India Premier League (IPL) fifty in simply 14 deliveries.
On Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins equaled Rahul’s document by scoring half century in simply 14 balls towards Mumbai Indians on the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune.
Chasing a goal of 167 set by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) banking on skipper Gautam Gambhir’s 55, Rahul acquired Punjab to a superb begin as he hit some wonderful photographs throughout the park. When Rahul was batting, Punjab was cruising at 52/0 in simply three overs, with the opposite opener – Mayank Agarwal batting at 2. KL ultimately acquired out at 51 after hitting six fours and 4 sixes.
However, throughout his keep on the crease, the batsman from Karnataka who now captains the aspect from Punjab began his innings with three dot balls from pacer Trent Boult. However, Rahul burst into life with a top-edged six adopted by two consecutive boundaries within the subsequent three deliveries.
It was veteran spinner Amit Mishra who confronted the wrath of Rahul’s brutal hitting as he smashed 24 runs from Mishra’s first over citing the quickest IPL fifty in simply 14 deliveries.
His innings got here to an finish two deliveries later as KL in an try and whip the ball behind sq. ended up getting a forefront which was brilliantly taken by Mohammed Shami at brief third man.
Earlier the document for quickest IPL fifty was held by Kolkata Knight Rider’s Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine. Pathan again in 2014 smashed a match-winning 72 off 22 deliveries which noticed him getting his fifty in 15 deliveries towards Sunrisers Hyderabad. Three years later in 2017, Narine equalled the document by scoring a 15-ball fifty for KKR towards RCB.