Yashasvi Jaiswal scores fastest IPL 50

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 Yashasvi Jaiswal

Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal etched his name in history by becoming the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League against Kolkata Knight Riders on 12 May.

An overview of the news

  • Chasing 149, Jaiswal created history by scoring 50 off just 13 balls, surpassing KL Rahul's 14-ball fifty in 2018. He also went past KKR's Pat Cummins, who scored a 14-ball fifty in 2022.

  • Yashasvi hit three sixes and seven fours in the first 50 runs.

  • Batting first after losing the toss, Kolkata scored 149 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs.

  • The record of scoring the most runs in the first over of the innings is in the name of Mumbai Indians. He scored 27 runs in the very first over against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. These include seven extras. Rajasthan is at number two.

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