Sunil Narine scores 15-ball fifty, joint-quickest in IPL history

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Sunil Narine scored a 15-ball fifty, the quickest of IPL 2017 and joint-speediest in Indian Premier League history.

Bangalore | Published:May 7, 2017 7:05 pm

Sunil Narine scored a 15-ball fifty against Bangalore. (Source: BCCI)
Sunil Narine scored a 15-ball fifty against Bangalore. (Source: BCCI)

Bangalore:  As Chris Lynn made his rebound to the Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI, it was normal that Sunil Narine will be pushed down the request and Gautam Gambhir and Lynn will open for them. Yet, shock in store.

Narine opened the batting for KKR against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium and surprised it scoring the quickest Indian Premier League half-century off only 15 balls.

The off-spinner, who has opened for Kolkata frequently this season, managed just in limits and smoked a six off S Aravind to achieve the memorable deed. His fifty had five fours and four sixes.

Narine was at last expelled by Aniket Chaudhary for a score of 54 off 17 balls after he beat edge a short pitched conveyance to wicket-attendant Kedar Jadhav.

The West Indian was getting it done and rebuffed his kinsman Samuel Badree. In a solitary over of Badree, Narine hit three indistinguishable sixes towards long-off and taken after with a four.

In the over of S Aravind, in which he got his fifty, Narine took a couple and afterward crushed three fours consecutively before Aravind knocked down some pins two wides. The fifth ball was crushed for a six as he finished his half-century.

Just Yusuf Pathan has a half-century off 15 balls. Narine’s fifty is the speediest of the tenth period of Indian Premier League.