Delhi Capitals' (DC) wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Sunday wreaked havoc against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede stadium.
The 21-year-old ripped into the home team's bowlers on his way to a 27-ball 78. His knock not helped his side post 213 for 6 in their 20 overs, but also helped DC register a massive win over the three-time champions.
Pant reached his half-century in just 18 deliveries, which was one of the fastest in terms of deliveries faced, but not the fastest in IPL's history. In terms of overall standings for the fastest fifties, his knock placed him on the 11th spot.
Though, the left-handed batsman will be glad to know that he went past his mentor MS Dhoni when it comes to the fastest fifty feat. The CSK skipper's fastest fifty came in 20 balls in the 2012 season, while Pant managed to do so in 18 deliveries.
Having been put into bat, Delhi Capitals put 213 for 6 in their 20 overs much thanks to the 78 by Pant. Opener Shikhar Dhawan also looked fine for his 43, and same was the case with Colin Ingram, who made a quickfire 47 as the visitors piled a big total on the board.
In reply, Mumbai never looked in the game, and kept losing wickets in regular intervals. Quinton de Kock looked good early on in the innings, but his stay at the crease was short-lived as he was dismissed for 27 by a rejuvenated Ishant Sharma. This dismissal came just after the tall pacer had removed Rohit for 14.
The hosts never recovered from the early blows, and despite a well-made half century by Yuvraj Singh on his MI debut, and a late blitz by Krunal Pandya, they fell short by 37 runs.