Gautam Gambhir now has more IPL fifties than anyone © IANS
Gautam Gambhir now has more IPL fifties than anyone © IANS

Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), holed out to Mandeep Singh off Yuzuvendra Chahal for a 46-ball 58 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He had earlier pushed one to the leg off Varun Aaron to bring up his 25th IPL fifty — the most by any batsman. LIVE SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Gambhir went ahead of Suresh Raina, who is currently on 24 fifties from 113 innings. Gambhir has reached the landmark from 105 innings. Others with 20 or more IPL fifties are Rohit Sharma (23 from 109 innings) and Chris Gayle (20 from 67 innings). LIVE UPDATES: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Most IPL 50s (including 100s):

 Player

Teams

I

50+

Inn/50

Gautam Gambhir

DD, KKR

105

25

4.200

Suresh Raina

CSK

113

24

4.708

Rohit Sharma

DC, MI

109

23

4.739

Chris Gayle

KKR, RCB

67

20

3.350

David Warner

DD, SRH

70

19

3.684

Shikhar Dhawan

DC, DD, MI, SRH

82

18

4.556

Virender Sehwag

DD, KXIP

97

18

5.389

Shaun Marsh

KXIP

51

17

3.000

Jacques Kallis

KKR, RCB

96

17

5.647

Virat Kohli

RCB

99

16

6.188

Michael Hussey

CSK, MI

54

15

3.600

MS Dhoni

CSK

101

15

6.733

Raina, Shaun Marsh, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni have played for only one IPL franchise. Though Gambhir and Raina have most fifties, Gayle (3.35 innings per fifty) and David Warner (3.684) have been significantly more prolific. However, the cake goes to Shaun Marsh, who, with 17 fifties from 51 innings, has scored a fifty every three innings. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015: Complete coverage