IPL 2019: KL Rahul hits 19-ball fifty; third fastest of the season after Hardik and Pant

All three players are part of India's World Cup squad which will leave for England later this month. While both Rahul and Pandya are part of the 15-member squad, Pant has been named as standby.

KL Rahul struck the third fastest fifty of the season.   -  IPL

Kings XI Punjab opener KL Rahul on Sunday struck the third fastest fifty in this edition of the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Rahul achieved the landmark with a six off Harbhajan Singh in the fourth over. The record for fastest half-century is held by Mumbai Indians' Hardik Pandya, who reached the feat in just 17 balls overtaking Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (18 balls).

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All three players are part of India's World Cup squad which will leave for England later this month. While both Rahul and Pandya are part of the 15-member squad, Pant has been named as standby.

List of fastest fifties in IPL 2019:

17 Hardik Pandya v KKR Kolkata

18 Rishabh Pant v MI Mumbai

19 K.L. Rahul v CSK Mohali

21 Andre Russell v RCB Kolkata

22 Kieron Pollard v KXIP Mumbai