Kieron Pollard Hits Fastest fifty in IPL 2021
During a thrilling encounter between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kieron Pollard hit the fastest fifty this season.
Before, Prithvi Shaw was the one to hit the fastest fifty of the Indian Premier League 2021. The right-handed batsman and opener of Delhi Capitals scored a massive 50 off 18 balls in the 25th Match of Vivo IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Today, Kieron Pollard outclassed Shaw by scoring the fastest fifty of IPL 2021 so far. The Mumbai Indians star Pollard scored his fifty to help the team chase a huge total of 219 runs set by the Chennai Super Kings. Pollard’s 87 not out of 34 balls helped Mumbai Indians win the match against Chennai Super Kings while chasing a massive total.
Kieron Pollard has been a star player of the franchise since he joined the blue team. Mumbai Indians won IPL titles five times due to its terrific performance in the league for the past few years.
After raining sixes from Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard kept the spectators glued to their seats until the match’s final ball. The nail-biting encounter between CSK and MI was the last ball decider. MI started well, but after the fall of a few wickets, the defending champions seem to be struggling only for a short time as Kieron Pollard played an explosive inning against Chennai.
The hard-hitting Indies player notched up the fastest half-century of the ongoing season in just seventeen balls. Pollard broke Shaw’s record to top the charts and beat CSK. The all-rounder hit Shardul Thakur for some classy back-to-back boundaries to get his fifty in style. Scoring his half-century, Pollard hit CSK bowlers for three fours and six sixes.
List of all the top 10 fastest fifties in IPL history
|Position||Player||Against||Venue||Match Date||Balls Faced||6s||4s||Runs|
|1||KL Rahul||DC||IS Bindra Stadium||08 April 2018||14||4||6||51|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||SRH||Eden Gardens||24 May 2014||15||7||5||72|
|3||Sunil Narine||RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||07 May 2017||15||4||6||54|
|4||Suresh Raina||PBKS||Wankhede Stadium||30 May 2014||16||6||12||87|
|5||Chris Gayle||PWI||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||23 April 2013||17||17||13||175|
|6||Hardik Pandya||KKR||Eden Gardens||28 April 2019||17||9||6||91|
|7||Kieron Pollard||CSK||Arun Jaitley Stadium||01 May 2021||17||8||6||87|
|8||Adam Gilchrist||DC||Supersport Park||22 May 2009||17||5||10||85|
|9||Chris Morris||GL||Arun Jaitley Stadium||27 April 2016||17||8||4||82|
|10||Nicholas Pooran||SRH||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||08 October 2020||17||7||5||77|