Record list : fastest fifty (half century) in IPL T20 matches.
Lets admit, there isn't enough time in IPL T20 matches for a batsman to score a century, unless he bats most of the team overs, and gets a little lucky! Coming a stage down, Twenty20 also gives the license to batsmen not to construct an innings but start destructing from ball one, raising chances of fastest fifties..

The fastest fifty in IPL is made by Yusuf Pathan who broke Adam Gilchrist's record that stood for nearly five years. At Eden Gardens, Pathan destroyed Hyderabad's bowling when Kolkata were struggling after a bright start that day. Pathan decided to take his chances and they all came off. He hit Karn Sharma for 3 three sixes and two each off Parveez Rasool and Dale Steyn.

Recently, Suresh Raina got to the mark off 16 balls while Gilchrist's 17 ball knock came in the semi-final match of 2009 edition of IPL which was played in South Africa. Robin Uthappa, back in 2010 when he represented Bangalore Royal Challengers, Owais Shah for Rajasthan Royals and David Miller for Punjab are the only three batsmen to make a fifty in IPL off less than 20 balls.

Following list is limited to batsmen who've scored fifties in (or less than) than 22 balls in Indian Premier league. We've also listed the balls they took to reach first 50 runs, and then eventual score they finished with. Note that there have been batsmen who scored quickfire fifties but went on to reach century and hence aren't listed here.

Also see : Fastest IPL century | Highest scores | Most sixes in IPL.
Fastest fifty (half century) by a batsman in IPL T20 matches
To reach fifty Final score Versus, when
Batsman (Team) Balls Score Balls 4s 6s Versus, Date
Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata) 15 72 22 5 7 Hyderabad, 24 May 2014
Suresh Raina (Chennai) 16 87 25 12 6 Punjab, 30 May 2014
Adam Gilchrist (Deccan) 17 85 35 10 5 Delhi, 22 May 2009
Kieron Pollard (Mumbai) 17 51* 17 2 6 Kolkata, 28 Apr 2016
Chris Morris (Delhi) 17 82* 32 4 8 Gujarat, 28 Apr 2016
Robin Uthappa (Bangalore) 19 51 21 4 4 Punjab, 16 Mar 2010
Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai) 19 64 24 5 6 Punjab, 12 Apr 2015
Owais Shah (Rajasthan) 19 60 26 5 5 Bangalore, 15 Apr 2012
David Miller (Punjab) 19 51 19 0 6 Rajasthan, 20 Apr 2014
Andre Russell (Kolkata) 19 51 21 5 4 Punjab, 9 May 2015
Kieron Pollard (Mumbai) 20 66 27 2 8 Hyderabad, 13 May 2013
MS Dhoni (Chennai) 20 51 20 6 2 Mumbai, 23 May 2012
Virender Sehwag (Delhi) 20 73 38 12 1 Rajasthan, 1 May 2012
David Warner (Hyderabad) 20 61 28 11 1 Chennai, 2 May 2015
Moises Henriques (Hyderabad) 20 57 22 5 4 Bangalore, 15 May 2015
Glenn Maxwell (Punjab) 21 95 43 5 9 Hyderabad, 22 Apr 2014
Kieron Pollard (Mumbai) 21 64 29 4 5 Chennai, 17 Apr 2015
AB de Villiers (Bangalore) 21 59* 23 3 5 Rajasthan, 23 Apr 2012
Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan) 21 61 28 4 6 Deccan, 24 Apr 2008
Brendon McCullum (KKR) 21 81 48 11 3 Chennai, 18 May 2009
Virender Sehwag (Delhi) 21 75 34 8 5 Rajasthan, 15 Mar 2010
Shane Watson (Rajasthan) 21 60 25 5 5 Chennai, 4 Apr 2010
David Warner (Hyderabad) 21 58 25 4 5 Bangalore, 13 Apr 2016
Glenn Maxwell (Punjab) 22 90 38 6 8 Chennai, 7 May 2014
Krunal Pandya (Mumbai) 22 86 37 7 6 Delhi, 15 May 2016
Dwayne Smith (Chennai) 22 62 30 8 4 Mumbai, 17 Apr 2015
Mathew Hayden (Chennai) 22 65 35 9 2 Bangalore, 20 Apr 2009
Mathew Hayden (Chennai) 22 57 27 5 3 Delhi, 23 Apr 2009
Deepak Hooda (Rajasthan) 22 54 25 3 4 Delhi, 12 Apr 2015
Wridhiman Saha (Punjab) 22 54 26 8 2 Hyderabad, 14 May 2014
Robin Uthappa (Bangalore) 22 50* 22 4 6 Kolkata, 10 Apr 2010

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