IPL 2018

IPL 2018: KL Rahul Hits Fastest IPL 50 For Kings XI Punjab Against Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI Punjab opener KL Rahul scripted history on Sunday after scoring the fastest fifty in 14 balls in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Daredevils. With this feat, Rahul surpassed Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan’s record. Both Narine and Pathan hit their respective fifties in 15 balls each. Chasing the target of 167 set by Delhi Daredevils, Rahul made his presence felt with the bat right from the outset. He hammered Delhi pacer Trent Boult for a six and successive boundaries in his first over. Rahul’s intentions were clear as he hammered both Mohammed Shami and Amit Mishra all over the park. It appeared Rahul was in a rush to reach the target as Punjab raced to 51 runs in only three overs. Rahul did the bulk of the scoring for the Punjab side. He eventually departed in the fifth over for 51 runs after Mohammed Shami took a good catch off Trent Boult’s delivery.

Delhi Daredevils innings
Powerplay: 45 runs, 1 wicket
Delhi Daredevils: 50 runs in 6.2 overs
G Gambhir: 50 off 36 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
Delhi Daredevils: 100 runs in 12.2 overs
Delhi Daredevils: 150 runs in 18.6 overs
Innings Break: Delhi Daredevils – 166/7 in 20 overs

Kings XI Punjab innings
Powerplay: 73 runs, 2 wickets
Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 2.5 overs
KL Rahul: 50 off 14 balls (6 x fours, 4 x sixes)
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 17 balls (KL Rahul 51, Mayank Agarwal 1)
Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 10.1 overs
Karun Nair: 50 off 31 balls (5 x fours, 2 x sixes)
Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 16.6 overs

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