The IPL is never bereft of knocks from batsmen that are fast and furious. Hence, as we eagerly await the 10th edition of the championship, it is a good time to look back at the five fastest fifties in IPL history that simply took our breath away. Take a look.
5. 17 balls – Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers) v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2009:
This was probably the most significant knock that Adam Gilchrist played in the IPL and also gave fans of vintage Gilchrist in full flow. As the captain of the Deccan Chargers, Gilchrist came out to open while chasing 154 in this semi-final match against Delhi Daredevils. With his trademark cuts, pulls and drives straight down, Gilchrist raced to a stunning fifty off just 17 balls. He ended with a whirlwind 85 off 35 balls that completely took the game away from Delhi and helped the Chargers reach the final with ease. A tremendous effort in an all-important game.