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Yashasvi Jaiswal slams IPL fastest 50 off 13 balls only

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, the promising young batter from Rajasthan Royals (RR), shattered the record for the fastest half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday, May 11. The 21-year-old Mumbaikar achieved this monumental feat against Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens, making the IPL record books all his own.

In a stunning display of power-hitting, Jaiswal reached his fifty off a mere 13 balls, outpacing previous IPL record holders KL Rahul and Pat Cummins who both achieved the milestone in 14 balls. Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine, who scored their respective fifties in 15 balls, also trail behind Jaiswal’s blistering record.

Jaiswal, an uncapped India cricketer who has been a prolific run-scorer in the domestic circuit, has been steadily enhancing his reputation in this IPL season. Notably, he had earlier scored a sensational century against Mumbai Indians at his home ground in Wankhede, further cementing his standing as one of the most exciting prospects in Indian cricket.

In the record-breaking match against KKR, Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 98 off just 47 balls, showcasing an extraordinary strike rate of 208.51. His commanding innings was adorned with 14 boundaries and five towering sixes, displaying a wide array of cricketing shots that left spectators and cricket pundits in awe.

Summary of Yashasvi Jaiswal Batting during fastest IPL 50

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal* (Not out)
  • Total Runs – 98
  • Balls Faced – 47
  • 4s – 12
  • 6s – 5
  • Strike Rate / SR – 208.51

With this feat, Jaiswal now owns the second-fastest half-century record in the T20 format globally. He is only a ball behind legendary Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who slammed the fastest T20 half-century off just 12 balls against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

Jaiswal’s record-setting performance underscores his potential to dominate in the shortest format of the game, raising expectations for his future in IPL and international cricket. His continued success in the IPL, combined with his impressive domestic cricket record, marks him as a rising star in the cricketing world.

Fastest 50s in all T20s

The cricketing world has witnessed numerous swift half-centuries in the T20 format, with records spanning across multiple leagues and international matches. At the top of the list are Yuvraj Singh for India against England in 2007, Chris Gayle for Melbourne Renegades versus Perth Strikers in 2016, and Hazratullah Zazai playing for Kabul against Balkh in 2018, all achieving their fifties in just 12 balls. Close on their heels, with half-centuries off 13 balls, are Marcus Trescothick for Somerset against Hampshire in 2010, Mirza Ahsan for Austria versus Luxembourg in 2019, Sunil Narine for Comilla against Chattogram in 2022, and the most recent addition, Yashasvi Jaiswal for Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2023.

  • 12 – Yuvraj Singh, India v England, 2007
  • 12 – Chris Gayle, Melbourne Renegades v Perth Strikers, 2016
  • 12 – Hazratullah Zazai, Kab v Baik, 2018
  • 13 – Marcus Trescothick, Som v Ham, 2010
  • 13 – Mirza Ahsan, Austria v Luxembourg, 2019
  • 13 – Sunil Narine, Comilla v Chattog, 2022
  • 13 – Yashasvi Jaiswal, RR v KKR, 2023

List of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Cricket and IPL Achievements

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At a young age, Yashasvi Jaiswal has already compiled an impressive list of achievements in his cricketing career. The talented batsman has notched up double hundreds in both First Class and List A cricket, a rare accomplishment for any cricketer. He has also scored centuries in the ICC U19 World Cup, Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, Duleep Trophy, Vijay Hazare tournament, and for India-A. Recently, he added another feather to his cap by scoring a century in the IPL. His latest accomplishment, however, is arguably his most significant yet: the fastest fifty in the history of the IPL, achieved in just 13 balls. This young prodigy’s growing list of accolades points to a promising future in international cricket.

  • Double hundred in First Class
  • Double hundred in list A
  • Hundred in ICC U19 World Cup
  • Hundred in Ranji Trophy
  • Hundred in Irani Cup
  • Hundred in Duleep Trophy
  • Hundred in Vijay Hazare
  • Hundred for India-A
  • Hundred in IPL
  • Fastest IPL Fifty

‘The boy is special!’ top cricketers praises Yashasvi Jaiswal special innings

The cricketing fraternity has showered praises on the young sensation, Yashasvi Jaiswal, after his record-breaking innings in the Indian Premier League. From legendary players like Irfan Pathan and Virendar Sehwag, to contemporary stars like Surya Kumar Yadav and Suresh Raina, as well as esteemed cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and formidable bowler Lasith Malinga, accolades for Jaiswal’s brilliance poured in from all corners.

The Twitterverse was abuzz with admiration for the youngster’s masterclass, with many echoing the sentiment: “This kid is special.” The cricketing world watched in awe as Jaiswal’s clean striking and extraordinary prowess led to a record-breaking knock for the ages in Kolkata. His performance not only tumbled records but also firmly established him as a promising talent in the sport.

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