Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran slammed the fastest fifty (17 balls) of IPL 2020 in the ongoing encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Thursday.
Pooran collected 28 off Abdul Samad’s first over, hammering the spinner for four sixes and a four to reach the landmark. He is now second only to skipper KL Rahul, who holds the record for fastest half-century (14 balls) for Kings XI against Delhi Daredevils in 2018.
Chasing 202, Kings XI lost openers Mayank Agarwal and Rahul cheaply. But that didn’t deter Pooran, who had got stuck into Abhishek Sharma and T Natarajan earlier, slamming the duo for three sixes combined.