Ishan Kishan gave Mumbai Indians an ideal start in their final Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 23-year-old also set a unique record in the process, surpassing Kieron Pollard.
Kishan completed the run of 50 runs in just 16 balls, making him the fastest Mumbai Indian to achieve the feat. The previous record was held by Pollard, who achieved this feat in 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016.
#Fastest IPL 50s for MI (balls faced)
16 in Kishan vs SRH Abu Dhabi 2021*
17K Pollard vs KKR Mumbai 2016
17 I Kishan Vs KKR Kolkata 2018
17 H Pandya Vs KKR Kolkata 2019
17K Pollard vs CSK Delhi 2021
Kishan’s carnage was ended by India’s latest pacer Umran Malik, as the batsman was dismissed for 84 off 32 balls, which included 11 fours and 4 sixes.
Kishan has been enjoying good form and scored 50 runs in 25 balls in his last match against Rajasthan Royals.
Meanwhile, Mumbai may equal Kolkata Knight Riders’ points with a win against SRH, but their negative NRR makes their play-off qualifying hopes almost impossible. Talking about the statistics, Mumbai will have to beat SRH by a huge margin of 171 runs.