The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a platform for electrifying cricket moments since its inception. Cricket fans have witnessed some of the fastest fifties scored by some of the most talented batsmen in PSL history. It’s not simple for batsmen in the top order to score runs quickly, but some can defeat the finest bowling attack of any side.
Fastest Fifties in PSL History: Top 10 List
PSL has provided Pakistani fans with a great deal of entertainment, whether in the form of sixes or fours. Fans are also thrilled when a batsman reaches fifty runs in the fewest balls.
1. Kamran Akmal – 17 Balls
Kamran Akmal is recognized for his quick batting style, and since 2016, he has held the record for most sixes in the Pakistan Super League. In 2018, against Karachi Kings, Akmal scored 50 runs in just 17 balls. Kamran Akmal may not be a member of Pakistan’s current team, but he has several records that show his batting ability is worth watching.
2. Asif Ali – 17 Balls
Asif Ali’s ability to clear the boundaries with ease came to the fore during a clash with Lahore Qalandars in Karachi in 2019. In a mere 17 balls, Ali reached his fifty by hitting six sixes and three fours, demonstrating his capability to accelerate the run rate and provide crucial impetus to his team’s innings.
3. Paul Stirling – 18 Balls
Paul Stirling’s explosive batting was on full display when he faced Peshawar Zalmi in Karachi during the 2022 season. In just 18 balls, Stirling smashed his way to fifty runs, showcasing his proficiency in handling pace and spin alike. Paul completes the fifty by hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes with a strike rate of 277.
4. Tim David – 18 Balls
Tim David’s arrival in the PSL was marked by a stunning innings against Peshawar Zalmi in Karachi during the 2022 season. In a mere 18 balls, David announced his presence with a breathtaking fifty, leaving the opposition bowlers bewildered with his audacious stroke play. In 18 balls, he scored 50 with 2 fours and 6 sixes; his strike rate was 277. After his outstanding performance in the Pakistan Super League, he was selected for the National team.
5. Mohammad Haris – 18 Balls
Mohammad Haris etched his name in PSL history with a scintillating fifty against Islamabad United in Lahore during the 2022 season. With just 18 balls, Haris showcased his ability to find the gaps and pierce the field, guiding his team to a commanding position.
6. Luke Ronchi – 19 Balls
Luke Ronchi’s ability to seize the momentum for his team was evident in a match against Karachi Kings in Dubai during the 2018 season. In 19 balls, Ronchi raced to a half-century, leaving the opposition bowlers struggling to contain his onslaught. It is not simple for top-order batsmen to score quick runs, but some can defeat any team’s strongest bowling line-up.
7. James Vince – 20 Balls
James Vince’s elegant stroke play was on full display during a clash with Islamabad United in Rawalpindi in 2020. In just 20 balls, Vince reached his fifty, showcasing his ability to find the gaps and manipulate the field with finesse. James Vince’s fifty against Islamabad comes from 20 balls. He reaches fifty by hitting nine fours and one six for a strike rate of 250.
8. Kamran Akmal – 20 Balls
Kamran Akmal is the only player in the Pakistan Super League who holds the most records in the history of PSL. Kamran Akmal scored the fastest fifty two-times in the tournament in 2018 and 2020. Kamran Akmal makes another entry in the list with his fifty against Quetta Gladiators in Karachi during the 2020 season. Kamran Akmal scored a fierce fifty on just 20 balls against Quetta Gladiators back in 2020.
9. Hazratullah Zazai – 20 Balls
Hazratullah Zazai’s explosive batting style was on exhibition when he faced Karachi Kings in Abu Dhabi during the 2021 season. With just 20 balls, Zazai blazed his way to a half-century, treating the audience to a display of raw power and aggression.
10. Jason Roy – 20 Balls
Jason Roy’s blistering innings against Lahore Qalandars in Karachi during the 2022 season earns him a spot in the top 10 fastest fifties list. In just 20 balls, Roy showcased his ability to dominate the opposition bowling attack, propelling his team to a formidable total.
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