KKR had already qualified for the playoffs before the match; it was SRH who needed the win badly. But for the KKR securing 2nd place on the point’s table was equally important as it gives another go to win a place in the finals. After asking SRH to bat it was confirmed that whatever SRH gets, KKR had to knock that target off in 15.1 overs so that they push CSK to the third place. One would agree that the pitch actually was not 160 pitch but KKR allowed SRH to score that many runs. But then they had Yusuf Pathan, the sleeping giant who has almost remained silent during the entire season of IPL this year, but when he was needed, he made the most of the situation and slam banged 72 runs of just 22 balls in which the fastest IPL half century was also involved.

IPL 7 | Match 54 | KKR Vs SRH

Yusuf Pathan scored the fastest IPL Fifty

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Toss: KKR and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

SRH: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Venugopal Rao, Darren Sammy, Srikkanth Anirudha, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma, Parvez Rasool, Dale Steyn, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

KKR: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, R Vinay Kumar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine

Mini Score Card

SRH 160/7 (20) Run rate: 8.00

Darren Sammy 29 (19) | Shakib Al Hasan 1/25 (4)

Shikhar Dhawan 29 (31) | Ryan ten Doeschate 1/7 (1)

KKR 161/6 (14.2) Run rate: 11.23

Yusuf Pathan 72 (22) | Karan Sharma 4/38 (4)

Robin Uthappa 41 (30)

Result: KKR won by 4 wickets

Points: KKR 2 (Total: 18) | SRH 0 (Total: 12)

Man of the match: Yusuf Pathan (KKR)

Umpires: Rajesh Deshpande | Bruce Oxenford | C Shamshuddin (3rd) | Nitin Menon (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game

Powerplay: SRH 49 runs, 1 wicket | KKR 49 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: SRH 37 balls | KKR 39 balls

50-10 runs: SRH 46 balls | KKR 27 balls

100-150 runs: SRH 32 balls | KKR 16 balls

EXTRAS: KKR 21 (13 LB, 8 Wd) | SRH 5 (1 LB, 2 Wd, 2 NB)

Best Partnership

SRH: 2nd wicket – 64 runs off 46 balls between Ojha 26 (23) and Dhawan 24 (23)

KKR: 1st wicket – 43 runs off 30 balls between Gambhir 28 (18) and Uthappa 13 (12)

Fours and SIXES

SRH 19 Fours – 5 each by Dhawan and Ojha, 4 by Rao, 2 by Holder, 1 each by Warner, Sammy and Sharma | 5 SIXES – 3 by Sammy, 1 each by Ojha and Holder

KKR 14 Fours – 5 by Pathan, 4 each by Uthappa and Gambhir, 1 by Yadav | 11 SIXES – 7 by Pathan, 2 by Uthappa, 1 each by Gambhir and Yadav

Important facts about the match

  • Yusuf Pathan has scored the fastest 50 of IPL
  • Yusuf Pathan who scored 50 in just 15 balls, broke the previous record of Adam Gilchrist who scored 50 from 17 balls

In the PIC: Yusuf Pathan scored the fastest IPL Fifty

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 


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