IPL 2018, KKR v MI: Ishan Kishan Hits 17-Ball Fifty, Joint 2nd Fastest Of This Season — Watch

IPL 2018, KKR v MI: Ishan Kishan ended up scoring 62 runs off just 21 balls with a strike rate of 295.24, smashing 6 sixes and 5 boundaries in his inning

While Mumbai Indians (MI) are putting all their efforts to get into the top four places on the points table, young wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan got another feather to his cap. While playing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 9, Kishan hit a magnificent fifty off just 17 balls. With this magnificent inning, the 19-year-old cricketer from Jharkhand became the player to score the second-fastest half-century of this season, along with Sunil Narine.

Kishan came into bat at Number 4 during the 10th over when the MI were reduced to 62/2. The former India U-19 skipper didn’t take much time to get settled at the crease and punished almost every bowler he faced. During the 14th over, Kishan reached this milestone by hitting a phenomenal six.

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Here’s the video:

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Kishan continued his furious knock even after getting his fifty. Unfortunately, during the 15th over, Kishan tried a slog-sweep and the ball went directly into the hands of Robin Uthappa who was fielding at back square leg. He ended up scoring 62 runs off just 21 balls with a strike rate of 295.24. He smashed six sixes and five boundaries in his inning.

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While Kishan’s inning got registered in the history books of the IPL, let’s have a look at the fastest fifty getters of the season:

SL No Batsman Balls Taken To Score Fifty Team Opposition
1 KL RAHUL 14 Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils
2 Sunil Narine 17 Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore
3 Ishan Kishan 17 Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders
4 Jos Buttler 18 Rajasthan Royals Delhi Daredevils
5 Sam Billings 21 Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders


After Kishan’s terrific batting, rest of the MI batsmen continued the momentum and scored a total of 210 runs in 20 overs.