PSL has provided a lot of entertainment to fans all around the globe, whether it be in the form of hitting a six, or four. In the same way, fans feel special enjoyment when any batter hits the fastest fifty in the match. This fastest fifty is a prediction to everyone that the batter is moving towards a century. So, the batter and fans enjoy this transformation from scoring a fifty to a century.
The final stage of all this entertainment by a batter is helping his team setting or chase a big total with the quickest strike rate. This reflects the stamina and potential of a batter and provides strength to the whole team. Hence, PSL has seen a lot of batters showing this kind of positive potential of scoring the fastest fifties or half-centuries.
In the future, there are high hopes that there will be many more batters in the PSL. Every season brings a lot of new batters in emerging categories who perform competently to make PSL an iconic league. This article will look at the list of batters with the fastest half centuries in PSL history.
|Kamran Akmal||17||294||Lahore||PZ Vs KK||2018|
|Asif Ali||17||294||Karachi||IU Vs LQ||2019|
|Paul Stirling||18||277||Karachi||IU Vs PZ||2022|
|Tim David||18||277||Karachi||MS VS PZ||2022|
|Muhammad Haris||18||277||Lahore||PZ Vs IU||2022|
|Luke Ronchi||19||263||Dubai||IU Vs KK||2018|
|James Vince||20||250||Rawalpindi||MS Vs IU||2020|
|Kamran Akmal||20||250||Karachi||PZ Vs QG||2020|
|Colin Munro||20||250||Abu Dhabi||IU Vs QG||2021|
Kamaran Akmal | 17 Balls
In the eliminator of PSL 2018, Kamran Akmal scored the fastest fifty for his team on 17 balls. He scored this against Karachi Kings with a strike rate of 294. He hit 05 sixes and 05 fours to achieve this fifty.
Due to the super knock of Kamran Akmal, Peshawar Zalmi won that eliminator and proceeded to the next stage. He also has his name on the list of most sixes in PSL and most centuries in PSL.
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Asif Ali | 17 Balls
Asif Ali is one of the best batters in PSL history. In PSL 2019, he scored one of the fastest half-centuries in PLS against Lahore Qlanadar for Islamabad United.
He took only 17 balls to score this 50 with a strike rate of 294. He hit 03 fours and six sixes and played an essential role in taking the match to his team. This is the same innings in which Cameron Delport hit one of the fastest hundred in PSL.
Paul Stirling | 18 Balls
Paul Stirling has been a dominant Irish batting figure in PSL. In PSL 07, he scored the fastest fifty for Islamabad United and played an important role in United winning the match. He was announced as the player of the match for his impactful fifty. In his fifty, he hit 07 fours and 03 sixes. His strike rate in achieving this fifty was 277.
Tim David | 18 Balls
Tim David had an outstanding PSL career, showing his worth in almost every season of PSL. The same happened in PSL 2022 when he scored the fastest fifty for Mulan Sultans.
He took 18 balls to hit this fifty with a strike rate of 277. His 50 included 02 fours and 06 sixes in this match. He played this innings in a match between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi, in which Zalmi achieved victory at the end of the match.
Muhammad Haris | 18 Balls
Muhammad scored this fifty on 18 balls with a 277 batting strike rate. He hit 05 sixes and 04 fours in this innings. Zalmi won this match, and Haris was announced as the Player of the match.
Luke Ronchi | 19 Balls
Luke Ronchi Career in PSL has a 36 average, one of the highest in PSL. But he also has his name on the list of scoring fastest 50 in PSL in 2018. He hit this fifty in a match between Islamabad United and Karahi Kings.
United won this match because of Luke Ronchi’s innings. He hit 07 fours and 03 sixes in this fifty with a 263 Strike rate.
James Vince | 20 Balls
James Vince made his PSL debut in 2016; his key achievement was the fastest fifty in PSL. He scored this fifty on 20 balls with a strike rate of 250. He hit 09 fours and one six in this match between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United. Due to his superb fifty, Sultans won this match by 09 wickets.
Kamran Akmal | 20
Balls Kamran Akmal has scored various PSL records to his name. One of the noticeable records is the most centuries in PSL. He also hit the fastest fifty in PSL history on 20 balls. In this fifty, he hit 08 fours and 03 sixes. After hitting fifty, Kamran hit a century in this innings and helped Zalmi win this match.
Colin Munro | 20 Balls
Colin Munro scored this fifty for Islamabad United in a match versus Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2021. He scored this fifty against Quetta Gladiators at Abu Dhabi. He hit 09 fours and 01 six in this fifty with a strike rate of 250.
Fastest Fifty in PSL 7 2022
Two young lads, Tim David from MS, Muhammad Haris from PZ, and Irish opener Paul Stirling from IU, scored the shared fastest 50 in HBL PSL 7. All of them smashed fifty on just 18 balls.
Fastest Fifty in PSL 8 2023
Colin Munro from Karachi Kings hits the fastest fifty in HBL PSL 8 2023. He reaches 50 runs on just 20 balls against Multan Sultans.
Who has scored the fastest fifty in HBL PSL?
Kamran Akmal and Asif Ali have a joint record for the fastest fifty in PSL. Both of them complete their 50 on just 17 balls. Kamran Akmal did this against Karachi Kings in 2018, while Asif Ali against Lahore Qalandars.
Which Overseas player scores the quickest 50 in PSL?
Paul Stirling and Tim David are the quickest to score a half-century. They achieve this milestone on just 18 balls.
Source: HBL PSL