Nicholas Pooran has slammed the first fifty of the Indian Premier League that is also the fastest half-century of the season 2020. He just gets 17 balls to hit a half-century. SRH’s Bowler Abdul Samad gave 28 runs to Nicholas Pooran in an over as KXIP faces Hyderabad in Dubai. He smashed 7 sixes and 5 boundaries. He is the only batsman who was hitting hard at one end. but he didn’t get the support from the other end. That is why KXIP has lost the match by 69 runs chasing 202 runs against SRH’s top brilliant bowling performance. He showed his class against SRH.
Besides, Nicholas Pooran got 28 runs off Abdul Samad’s first over, hitting the spinner for four sixes and a four to reach the landmark. He is now the second batsman after skipper KL Rahul, who holds the record for the fastest half-century (14 balls) for Kings XI against Delhi Daredevils in 2018.
Nicholas Pooran hits the fastest half-century
Nicholas Pooran slams the fastest half-century against SunRisers Hyderabad. However, All his efforts have gone in vain as he did not get the support from another end. Pooran’s efforts, failed to fetch the required runs for Punjab as Hyderabad dismissed all 10 wickets to cover up their opponents for 132 in 16.5 overs. He completed his half-century in just 17 balls, he broke the record of Rajasthan Royals star Sanju Samson who had slammed his fifty in 19 balls earlier this season. He hammered 2 boundaries and 7 sixes to get the 50-run mark in the 9th over only of the game.
This defeat for KXIP will face a race against time to qualify for the playoffs. It is difficult for the team to qualify in the playoffs this season as well. Their bowling line up plan has not been set up yet. Sheldon Cottell and Shami somehow are not able to take wickets in the power play.