Ishan Kishan, IPL 2018, MI, KKR, Kieron Pollard
Ishan Kishan smashed 62 off 21 © PTI

Ishan Kishan registered the joint-fastest fifty ever for Mumbai Indians (MI), in Match 41 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kishan reached the landmark in 17 balls, drawing level with Kieron Pollard. Kishan eventually fell for a 21-ball 62. Pollard’s 17-ball fifty came against the same team, KKR, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, in 2016. This was also the joint second-fastest fifty of IPL 2018. KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) had reached his fifty in 14 balls against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Mohali, which is also the fastest fifty in IPL history. Sunil Narine  of KKR had also scored a 17-ball fifty against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at home.

Fastest fifties in IPL history
Balls Batsman Team Against Venue Season
14 KL Rahul Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Mohali 2018
15 Yusuf Pathan Kolkata Knight Riders Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata 2014
15 Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru 2017
16 Suresh Raina Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab Mumbai 2014
17 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India Bengaluru 2013
17 Adam Gilchrist Deccan Chargers Delhi Daredevils Centurion 2009
17 Chris Morris Delhi Daredevils Gujarat Lions Delhi 2016
17 Ishan Kishan Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 2018
17 Kieron Pollard Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai 2016
17 Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata 2018

As is evident, Kishan and Pollard’s fifties are also the fastest against KKR. Yusuf Pathan had slammed the fastest fifty at Eden Gardens, off only 15 balls, against his current franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2014.