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.

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

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