IPL 2018: 5 fastest fifties of this season
The league phase of IPL 2018 is over and we have been treated to some extraordinary performances over the course of the season. While some of the big names such as Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir have failed other players have stepped up and taken the limelight.
In terms of batting and big hitting, this has been the most exciting season so far, with a new record for most number of sixes in a season and the most number of sixes in a single IPL match already broken.
Batsmen have made merry at the expense of the bowlers and have racked up some huge scores. A number of fifties have been scored this season, but who among them have managed to do so in the least number of balls?
#5 Sam Billings (21 balls)
Coming in as a replacement for the injured Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings took the MA Chidambaram Stadium by storm as he smashed his way to a 23-ball 56 inning, which was instrumental in Chennai picking up a win on their return to their home ground after two years.
Coming in at number 5, the Englishman took some time to settle down, but he bided his time when KKR's spinners were in operation, using his feet and nudging the ball into the gaps for ones and twos.
However, as soon as the pace bowlers came into operation, Billings unleashed a plethora of strokes, and smashed the bowlers all around the park. His inning was studded with two fours and five massive sixes.
He brought up his fifty off just 21 balls and announced his arrival on the big stage.