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Top 5 fastest half centuries in the IPL against Mumbai Indians ft. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head

Top 5 fastest half-centuries in the IPL against Mumbai Indians ft. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head
Abhishek Sharma notched fastest fifty by an SRH batter against MI in IPL on Wednesday (X.com)

Top 5 fastest half-centuries in the IPL against Mumbai Indians ft. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head: Mumbai Indians were at the receiving end of some brutal hitting display from SRH in the 8th match of the IPL 2024 on Wednesday. The latter etched their name in the history books after recording the highest ever score in the IPL history.

Riding on sensational knocks from the likes of Travis Head, Abhishek Kumar, and Heinrich Klaasen, SRH notched a gigantic 277-run total in 20 overs. Abhishek Sharma became the fastest batter to score a fifty for SRH in the Indian Premier League, reaching his half-century off just 16 balls.

As many as four batters notched fifty-plus scores against MI on Wednesday and three of them scored at a strike rate of over 200. Over the years, we have witnessed numerous batters play fearless knocks against Mumbai Indians. In this article, let’s take a look at five fastest fifties scored against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League:

Top 5 fastest half centuries in the IPL against Mumbai Indians

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5. Ajinkya Rahane (CSK): 19 balls, 2023 IPL

Ajinkya Rahane brought a different version of himself while playing for a new franchise in Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 edition of the IPL. Rahane wreaked havoc with the bat, striking at 172.49. In the clash against MI, he slammed the fastest fifty of the season, reaching the landmark in just 19 balls.

4. Travis Head (SRH): 18 balls, 2023 IPL

Australia’s destructive hitter, Travis Head made a phenomenal debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League against MI on Wednesday. The southpaw got going right from the onset of his innings and tore apart the MI’s bowling unit. In his first innings, he reached his fifty off just 18 balls and continued his firework, thereafter, as well. Head, eventually, fell after playing a stellar knock of 62 runs off just 24 balls.

Read also this: Top 6 players with the fastest IPL fifties for SRH ft. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head

3. Rishabh Pant (DC): 18 balls, 2019 IPL

Delhi Capitals’ captain, Rishabh Pant previously held the record for smashing the fastest half-century against Mumbai Indians in IPL. He produced a masterclass batting display against Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium in the 2019 edition of IPL.

Pant reached the half-century off just 18 balls and wrote his name in the history books. He finished with a stellar knock of 78 runs in just 27 deliveries, including seven fours and seven sixes.  

2. Abhishek Sharma (SRH): 16 balls, 2024 IPL

Abhishek Sharma showed his mettle with the bat in the 8th match of the IPL 2024 against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. Coming in at number three, he formed a crucial partnership with Travis Head and helped his team reach 100-run mark in just seven overs.

After Head reached his fifty in 18 balls, Sharma took just 16 balls to reach the fifty-run landmark. Striking at 273.91, Abhishek Sharma finished with a sensational knock of 63 runs in 23 balls.

#1 Pat Cummins (KKR): 14 Balls, 2022 IPL

Australian skipper, Pat Cummins continues to hold the record for hitting the fastest half-century against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. In pursuit of the 162-run target in the 2022 IPL season, Cummins raised his fifty off just 14 deliveries and helped his team Kolkata Knight Riders chase down the score with four overs remaining. He finished with an unbeaten knock of 56 off just 15 deliveries.

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