RUSSELL crashes into TOP-5 FASTEST 50’s IN CPL HISTORY

With the encounter between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Saint Lucia Kings yesterday, there is undoubtedly a shift in the record books in terms of the greatest scores in CPL history. But the fastest 50 by Andre Russell in the match, which changed the count of fastest 50s in the tournament’s history, has made everyone take notice of the CPL again. The top five fastest 50s in CPL history are shown below.

Player NameBallsAgainst TeamYear
ANDRE RUSSELL14 Ballsvs Saint Lucia Kings2021
JP DUMINY15 Ballsvs Trinbago Knight Riders2019
EVIN LEWIS17 Ballsvs Jamaica Tallawahs2019
SOHAIL TANVIR18 Ballsvs Barbados Tridents2014
KIERON POLLARD18 Ballsvs Trinbago Knight Riders2018

ANDRE RUSSELL – 14 Balls Vs Saint Lucia Kings (2021)

With his record-breaking 50, Andre Russell lit up the competition, adding more than 50 runs in a period of 16 balls to the team’s total, making it the second best in tournament history. Russell is well-known for his six-hitting abilities; with the team in command before he batted and the surface being ideal for batting, he smashed the bowlers all over the park. His innings featured six sixes and three fours, with a strike rate of 357. He wasn’t picky with his batting, but he was economical with his bowling and took one wicket.

Leading the table of fastest 50s in CPL history

JP DUMINY – 15 BALLS Vs Trinbago Knight Riders (2019) | 2nd in fastest 50s in CPL history

With his performance, the South African veteran astounded audiences all over the world. He hit the quickest 50 and blasted the TKR bowlers all around the Kenningston oval. He batted with a strike rate of 325, with four fours and seven sixes. He scored 65 runs to help his team reach 192 runs. He also contributed with the ball in the second innings, finishing off the tail with two wickets and one catch. The Tridents won by a score of 64 runs.

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – SEPTEMBER 26: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Jean-Paul Duminy (L) of Barbados Tridents hits 6 as Denesh Ramdin (R) of Trinbago Knight Riders looks on during match 23 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between Barbados Tridents and Trinbago Knight Riders at Kensington Oval on September 26, 2019, in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

EVIN LEWIS – 17 BALLS Vs Jamaica Tallawahs (2019)

Evin Lewis made history with his smack buckling and fast innings of 53 runs in 18 balls, which he shared with fellow opener Devon Thomas, who hit 71 runs in 40 balls. Lewis’ innings had six sixes and three fours, and he batted at a strike rate of 294.44. The opener’s innings contributed to the team’s entry into the record books as the greatest score in CPL history. With 7 balls remaining in the innings, the Jamaica Tallawahs triumphed by 4 wickets.

SOHAIL TANVIR – 18 BALLS Vs Barbados Tridents (2014)

At the time, the former Pakistani left-arm pacer had the fastest 50 in the CPL’s second season. Sohail Tanvir is well-known for his unique bowling motion, which makes batsmen’s lives tough. But this time, with the bat, he made life tough for the bowlers by striking them with a strike rate of more than 250, particularly on the leg side and in front of the side-screen. Six sixes were hammered in his innings, and he exhibited clean-hard hitting. His efforts helped his team recover from a tough scenario in which they were 6 wickets down at 113 runs in 15.4 overs to 167/7.

BASSETERRE, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS – AUGUST 28: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Sohail Tanvir of Guyana Amazon Warriors hits 6 during match 19 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Warner Park Sporting Complex on August 25, 2018 in Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts And Nevis. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images).

KIERON POLLARD – 18 BALLS Vs Trinbago Knight Riders (2018) | 3rd in fastest 50s in CPL history

How is it possible to talk about hard-hitting batters and not include Pollard? Kieron Pollard was not far behind, adding his name to the list of the top five quickest 50s in tournament history. Pollard smashed 65 off 23 balls with a strike rate of 282, propelling his team to 212 for 2 in the allotted 20 overs. He had one four and seven sixes in his undefeated inning. This scorching innings provided him the power and confidence he needed to make a century in his next encounter.

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