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Venkatesh Iyer shines on big stage, smashes joint-fastest fifty in history of IPL finals

Venkatesh Iyer shines on big stage, smashes joint-fastest fifty in history of IPL finals

Kolkata Knight Riders batter Venkatesh Iyer etched his name in history as he scored the fastest fifty in IPL finals

Southpaw Venkatesh Iyer played a trailblazing knock that saw him register one of the fastest fifties in IPL history. The KKR star took just 24 deliveries to reach his half-century. After losing Sunil Narine early in the innings, Iyer steadied the ship for KKR, taking SRH bowlers to the cleaners.

Venkatesh Iyer races to fastest fifty in IPL finals

Earlier, the record for the fastest fifty in the IPL final was jointly held by Suresh Raina and David Warner. The duo took 24 deliveries to reach their half-century.

PlayerNumber of deliveries
Suresh Raina24
David Warner24
Venkatesh Iyer24
Fastest fifties in IPL final

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Opting to bat first, SRH got off to a horrific start that saw a top-order collapse in the most crucial game. Chepauk did not get to witness the magic from the duo of Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head as pacers Starc and Rana struck.

KKR continued to maintain pressure on SRH, not allowing them to play freely. The bowlers struck at regular intervals and managed to bowl out SRH by 113 runs. KKR now need 114 runs to lift their third IPL title.

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