RCB's Speed Demons: Fastest 50s in IPL History

RCB's Speed Demons: Fastest 50s in IPL History

Few franchises gene:ate as much anticipation and fervour as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB boasts an ardent fan base and a heritage of batting excellence. Their IPL journey has been characterized by moments of pure brilliance and everlasting fervour.

Among these moments, the pursuit of scoring quick runs has always been relentless, especially with hard-hitters like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, and more, who have graced the franchise with their exceptional batting prowess.

In honour of RCB's illustrious batting history in the IPL, Fast Live Line delves into the records to spotlight three players who have notched the fastest half-centuries for the franchise.

IPL's Fastest Half-Centuries for RCB

3. IPL 2024: Rajat Patidar - 19 balls against SRH

Just days after his blazing 21-ball fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), RCB's Rajat Patidar showcased yet another batting spectacle, this time against a formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side in the IPL 2024 season's 41st match.

Entering the fray at number four after the swift exits of captain Faf du Plessis and Will Jacks against Hyderabad, Patidar spearheaded a formidable 65-run partnership with the well-established opener and 'Orange Cap' holder, Virat Kohli.

In a mere 34 balls, Patidar crafted an aggressive partnership, contributing 50 runs from just 19 deliveries before being dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat.

Despite this, the 30-year-old wreaked havoc during his innings, punishing the SRH bowlers with two boundaries and five mighty sixes, laying the groundwork for a substantial RCB total. Inspired by Rajat Patidar's aggressive batting display, Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik provided crucial cameos in the death overs, propelling RCB to a formidable total of 206-7.

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2. IPL 2010: Robin Uthappa - 19 balls against PBKS

During the earlier stages of the IPL 2010 season in Bengaluru, Robin Uthappa hammered the bowling attacks of Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth, and Piyush Chawla in a demolition job against the Punjab Kings.

At number three in the batting order, the dynamic right-hander blazed four boundaries and four sixes to reach a blistering half-century in just 19 balls while chasing a daunting target of 204 runs.

Although Uthappa's innings ended when Bipul Sharma dismissed him after scoring 51 runs off 21 balls, his aggressive knock propelled RCB towards the 150-run mark within the first 15 overs.

The cricketer's exemplary performance in the run chase, combined with Jacques Kallis' unbeaten 89, played a pivotal role in RCB's commanding victory, securing the win with eight wickets and seven balls to spare.

At that time, Robin Uthappa held the record for RCB's fastest half-century until it was surpassed by Chris Gayle at the same venue three seasons later.

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1. IPL 2013: Chris Gayle - 17 balls against PWI

On the evening of April 23, during IPL 2013, the cricketing world witnessed a spectacle as Chris Gayle embarked on a relentless onslaught against the now-defunct Pune Warriors franchise.

Taking the field as the opener for RCB at Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the iconic West Indies batsman demolished the opposition, smashing a blistering half-century off just 17 balls by the fifth over of the innings.

While this innings marked RCB's fastest fifty at the time, Gayle was far from finished, with more records in his sights.

The cricketer hammered 13 boundaries and a whopping 17 towering sixes on his way to a 30-ball century, followed by a staggering 53-ball 150. Eventually, he concluded his innings unbeaten at 175* from just 66 deliveries.

Gayle's dominant performance established him as the record holder for the highest individual score in T20 cricket. He also propelled his franchise to a record team total of 263-5, a milestone that remained unmatched until IPL 2024.


From Patidar's rapid 19-ball fifty against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024 to Uthappa's explosive innings in IPL 2010 against Punjab Kings and Gayle's unparalleled onslaught against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013, RCB has seen its fair share of batting brilliance.

These record-breaking innings enthralled fans and set new benchmarks in the IPL's batting records. As we celebrate these extraordinary feats, cricket enthusiasts can stay updated on live scores and thrilling moments with Fast Live Line's cricket live line feature.

With the excitement of the IPL continuing to captivate audiences worldwide, RCB's speed demons serve as a testament to the franchise's dynamic and electrifying cricket legacy. Stay tuned to Fast Cricket Scores for all the latest updates and exhilarating moments from the world of cricket live.

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