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.
Here’s the video:
Ishan Kishan’s lightening fast 62 (21) https://t.co/EPNG8vu7gH
— Baahubali (@bahubalikabadla) May 9, 2018
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.
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.