Rajasthan Royals’ Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest fifty in IPL history

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  • Yashasvi Jaiswal, a player for the Rajasthan Royals, has been performing exceptionally well in the IPL 2023.
  • The 21-year-old Jaiswal holds the record for the fastest half-century in IPL by completing his halfcentury in just 13 balls during a match played against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
  • The 56th match of IPL 2023 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens ground.
  • This surpassed the previous record held by KL Rahul and Pat Cummins, who both reached 50 in 14 balls while playing for Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, respectively.
  • Although Jaiswal’s 13-ball 50 is the quickest in IPL history, it ranks as the second-fastest 50 in the T20 format.
  • The record for the fastest 50 in T20s is held by former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, who achieved it in 12 balls against England in 2007.

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