Slowest Fifties In IPL
Slowest Fifty in IPL: Cricket is a game that is all about scoring runs and taking wickets. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the batsmen try to score runs at a rapid pace, and the bowlers try to restrict them by taking wickets. However, sometimes, due to various factors, the batsmen failed to score runs at a quick pace, resulting in the slowest fifty in IPL history.
JP Duminy has the slowest fifty in IPL, he scored his half-century in 55 balls against Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League 2009. Duminy’s half-century is the slowest half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League.
This table includes many big names that no one can expect they once had the slowest half-century in their career.
JP Duminy (Fifty in 55 Balls vs KXIP in 2009)
JP Duminy played for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2009, he made the slowest fifty in that season against Kings XI Punjab. JP Duminy made his half-century in 55 balls. His total score was 59 runs in 63 balls, his strike rate was 93.65 which is very slow.
KXIP set the target of 119 runs after losing 8 wickets. In response, MI was only able to reach 116 runs after losing 7 wickets and they lost the match by just 3 runs.
KXIP bowling attack was very strong that day, MI openers got out at just 4 runs; Sanath Jayasuriya at 0 and Sachin Tendulkar at just one run in 6 balls. Then Shikhar Dhawan came to bat, he also got out at just 3 runs in 7 balls.
Then JP had taken their side to get momentum back in their favour, he started very slow and made himself comfortable facing KXIP bowling. This slowest half-century came from that conditions.
Parthiv Patel (Fifty in 53 Balls vs KXIP in 2010)
Parthiv Patel who is known for his aggressive batting style is in the second position of slowest fifty in IPL. Parthive once scored his half-century in 53 balls, he was playing for Chennai Super Kings and this inning came against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2010.
This was the 16th match of the IPL 2010 season, Kings XI Punjab batted first and scored 136 runs after losing 8 wickets. Parthive Patel and Matthew Hayden came to open, Parthiv played a slow inning of 57 runs in 58 balls, his half-century took 53 balls and become the second slowest half-century of the IPL.
Hayden scored 33 runs in 24 balls, and no one else scored more than 20 runs in the team so CSK was only able to reach 136 after losing 7 wickets. Match was tied…
Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings in the super overs.
Robin Uthappa (Fifty in 52 Balls vs DD in 2012)
Robin Uthappa played for Pune Warriors India in IPL 2012, he is well-known for winning matches for his franchise but that was a tough situation Robin bat in.
It was the 31st match of IPL 2012, Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors India at D Y Patil Sports Stadium. Pune Warriors India batted first after winning the toss, Robin came to bat fourth. Manish Pandey who opened from PWI’s side was scoring runs from one side and another side was throwing wickets.
Then Robit came to bat, and his aim was clear he needs to give Pandey a strike so he can score runs as he was having a great form that matches. Manish Pandey scored 80 runs not out in 56 balls and Robin Uthappa 60 runs in 58 balls. IPL’s third slowest fifty came in this match from Uthappa’s bat, he took 52 balls to complete his fifty.
Pune Warriors India was defeated by 8 wickets and 24 balls remaining in that match.
Bredon McCullum (Fifty in 52 Balls vs MI in 2010)
Brendon McCullum’s inning in the first-ever match of IPL is well-known, he scored 158 runs in the opening match of IPL. Can anybody even think that he holds the slowest fifty records as well?
But McCullum also has placed in this table of slowest fifties in IPL, his inning against Mumbai Indians in 2010 where he scored 50 in 52 balls is the fourth slowest half-century in the history of IPL.
Mumbai Indians set the target of 134 for KKR to chase in 20 overs, it was a low score so KKR top order batting easily chased out it by losing one wicket only. Ganguly and Hussey scored 42 and 20* respectively, and McCullum scored 57* in 56 deliveries.
Mathew Hayden (Fifty in 51 Balls vs MI in 2009)
Mathew Hayden, an aggressive Australian batsman played for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2009. He had completed his half-century in 51 balls against Mumbai Indians.
His slow inning helped Chennai Super Kings to chase the target set by the Mumbai Indians, he ensured his team should win and that’s why did not lose his victory early. Hayden played an inning of 60 runs not out in 57 balls and made CSK win that match.
Jacques Kallis (Fifty in 51 Balls vs DD in IPL 2009)
Jacques Kallis is one of the all-time best all-arounder from South Africa, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2009. Mathew Hayden was not the only batsman who scored the slowest fifty of the season — Jacques Kallis who is known for his aggressive batting style, also scored a half-century in 51 balls against Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi Daredevils sat the target of 135 after losing 7 wickets for RCB to chase. RCB opened with Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis, Robin went back to the pavilion at an individual score of 1 run in 5 balls. Then Kallis hold one side along with Rahul Dravid to make his team chase down the target and win the match.
Kallis scored 58 runs in 56 balls with a strike rate of 103.57, his inning helped RCB to win the match by 7 wickets and 6 balls remaining.
Gautam Gambhir (Fifty in 51 Balls vs CSK in IPL 2009)
Delhi Daredevils Gautam Gambhir also has a place in this list of slowest half-centuries in IPL history. He also completed his fifty in 51 balls in IPL 2010. This inning came against Chennai Super Kings.
This came under pressure, and CSK set the target of 113 runs for DD to chase. Delhi lost their first three wickets in the first two overs. Gambhir came for batting in the middle overs, his inning of 57 runs in 56 balls not out helped DD to win that match against CSK.
David Warner (Fifty in 50 Balls vs CSK in IPL 2021)
Former SRH captain and aggressive opening batsman David Warner once scored his fifty in 50 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021. David was leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad in that season.
It was the 23rd match of IPL 2021; SRH vs CSK, Sunrisers batted first and set the target of 171 after losing 3 wickets. David Warner scored 57 runs in 55 balls with a strike rate of 103.63. His inning was slow just to provide a stable start for his team, before he can make this a big inning, he got caught by Jadeja in Ngidi’s over.
Chennai Super Kings was the winner of that match, they defeated SRH by 7 wickets and 9 balls remaining.
Murali Vijay (Fifty in 50 Balls vs KXIP in IPL 2013)
It was the 11th match of IPL 2013; CSK vs KXIP, KXIP set a target of 138 runs and lost all 10 wickets in 19.5 overs. In response, CSK won the match without losing any wickets.
CSK opened with Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey, Michael was playing aggressively from one side and Vijay is just keeping his side safe. Hussey scored 86 runs in 54 balls and Murali Vijay scored 50 runs in 50 balls.
Chennai Super Kings won the match without losing any wickets in just 17.2 overs.
Virat Kohli (Fifty in 45 Balls vs GT in IPL 2022)
It is quite tough to believe Virat Kohli is on the list of players with the slowest fifty in IPL history, but that happened once against Gujarat Titans in Tata IPL 2022.
He was struggling with bad performance for a long time and decided to give himself some time to get back on track. That’s why his 43rd IPL half-century becomes one of the slowest half-centuries in IPL.