Fastest 50 runs for RCB in IPL

Few franchises generate as much anticipation and excitement as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). With a legacy of excellent batting as well as a passionate fan base, RCB’s journey through the IPL has been marked by moments of sheer brilliance and unwavering enthusiasm.

Fastest 50 runs for RCB in IPL

Amidst these moments, the quest to score quick runs has always been unsatisfying, given that the franchise has been blessed with the presence of some of the hardest-hitters cricket has ever seen, be it the likes of Chris Gayle, AB Be. De Villiers, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell or others.

Celebrating RCB’s rich IPL history with the bat, here at OneCricket, we will be taking a look at three cricketers who have scored the fastest half-centuries in the history of the franchise.

Fastest half century for RCB in IPL

3.Rajat Patidar – 19 balls vs SRH, IPL 2024

Just days after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a half-century in 21 balls, RCB star Rajat Patidar performed another batting masterclass, this time against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) unit in Match No. 41 of IPL 2024. . Season.

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Batting at number four and arriving at the crease after the sudden dismissal of captain Faf du Plessis and Will Jacks in Hyderabad, Patidar stitched a 65-run partnership with well-set opener and ‘Orange Cap’ holder Virat Kohli. Facing only 34 balls to build a fighting stand, Patidar hit 50 off his blade in 19 balls before he was caught by Jaydev Unadkat.

Despite this, the 30-year-old caused a lot of chaos during his time in the middle, hitting the SRH bowlers with two fours and five sixes, laying the foundation for RCB’s huge score. Buoyed by Rajat Patidar’s explosive innings, Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik made cameos in crucial death overs to take RCB to 206-7.

2.Robin Uthappa – 19 balls vs PBKS, IPL 2010

Robin Uthappa outwitted the likes of Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth and Piyush Chawla during his task of demolishing Punjab Kings during the initial stages of the IPL 2010 season in Bengaluru. Batting at number three while chasing a mammoth target of 204, the flamboyant right-handed batsman hit four fours and four sixes to bring up his half-century in 19 balls.

While Uthappa was eventually dismissed by Bipul Sharma for 51 off 21 balls, his stormy innings ensured that RCB got close to 150 runs inside 15 overs. The cricketer’s run-chase heroics, coupled with Jacques Kallis’ excellent 89* with eight wickets and seven balls to spare, became the catalyst for RCB’s clinical win.

At the time, Robin Uthappa held the record for the fastest half-century for RCB, until Chris Gayle beat him at the same venue three seasons later.

1. Chris Gayle – 17 balls vs PWI, IPL 2013

On the evening of 23rd April during IPL 2013, when Chris Gayle decided to launch an all-out attack on the defunct Pune Warriors franchise, records were broken, sixes were hit and the scoreboard lit up.

Opening the innings for RCB at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the legendary West Indies opener brought up his half-century in 17 balls by the end of the fifth over of the innings. While this innings was RCB’s fastest half-century at that time, Gayle was not finished yet as he clearly intended to win a few more records.

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The cricketer scored a century in 30 balls, 150 runs in 53 balls, hitting 13 fours and 17 sky-high sixes and ultimately scored an unbeaten 175* in 66 balls. Gayle’s authoritarian outing ensured that the great T20 opener walked away with the all-time highest individual score in the format, and helped his franchise reach a record team total of 263-5, which stands till IPL 2024.

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