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.
Following list is limited to batsmen who've scored fifties in (or less than) than 21 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, for example 175 off 66 balls by Chris Gayle on 23 April 2013 or .
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|
|Chris Lynn (Kolkata)||19||93||41||6||8||Gujarat, 7 Apr 2017|
|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|