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Apr 09, 2023 | 6:10 AM Rahane, who scored 61 runs in just 27 balls against Mumbai, broke Dhoni’s fastest half-century record. He also equaled the second fastest half-century record for Chennai.
Apr 09, 2023 | 6:10 AM
In the IPL 12th match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni’s team defeated Rohit’s team by 7 wickets. Batting first, the Mumbai team scored 158 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
After that, the Chennai players who came into the crease hit the target with ease. But Ajinkya Rahane, who came as one down for Chennai, scored 61 runs in 27 balls and showed dots to the Mumbai bowlers. In this sequence, he scored a half-century in just 19 balls and tied the record for the second fastest half-century for Chennai. Moreover, this is also the fastest half-century in IPL season 16.
With this, he equaled the second fastest half-century record held by Chennai all-rounder Moeen Alli. But now let’s see the details of the fastest half-century and top 5 fastest half-centuries by Chennai team.
The record of the fastest half century in the history of Chennai Super Kings is held by the former player of that team, Suresh Raina. In the 2014 IPL season, in a match between Chennai and Punjab Kings, Raina created history by completing a half-century in just 16 balls.
Recently, Ajinkya Rahane also reached the 50-run mark in 19 balls and tied the record for the second fastest half-century for Chennai.
But earlier this record was only in the name of Moeen Ali. Ali, who played for Chennai in the 2022 IPL season, completed the economic century in just 19 balls against Mumbai and set the record for the second fastest half-century. Now Rahane leveled it.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is also a part of this list. In the 2012 IPL season, MS Dhoni completed his half century against Mumbai in just 20 balls. Overall, Dhoni is now at the fourth position in this list. But it was Dhoni who started the fastest half century for Chennai. Then in 2014, Raina broke Dhoni’s record and rewrote the calculations.
Ambati Rayudu is in the top 5 position in this list. Rayudu is also sharing Dhoni’s record with a 20-ball half-century against Mumbai.
On the other hand, it should be said that Rahane, who scored a half century in 19 balls, has now surpassed Dhoni (in 20 balls).
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