Kolkata, May 24: Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Yusuf Pathan scored the fastest ever IPL half century tonight against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.
Pathan blasted a 15-ball 50 to shatter the records of Adam Gilchrist and Chris Gayle. Pathan went on to smash a 22-ball 72 as KKR defeated SRH by 4 wickets. Pathan hammered 5 fours and 7 sixes in only his second ever half ton for KKR.
The 31-year-old right-hander's unbelievable hitting powered KKR to the second spot in the Points Table of IPL 7. With this, they play Qualifier 1 against table-toppers Kings XI Punjab on May 27 at their homeground - Eden Gardens.
Both Gilchrist and Gayle had hit 50 off 17 balls in IPL. Gilchrist scored for the now defunct Deccan Chargers in 2009 and Gayle did it for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.