Scoring quick runs is an important requisite in the fast-moving T20 format and batters are more than prepared to hammer the bowlers around the field.

Clean ball striking has been on display in the new and energetic Women’s Premier League (WPL), as batters have gone bonkers from the word go. In that process, the women batters have racked up their fifties in a lightning-fast manner.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 fastest fifties smashed by batters in WPL history.

Fastest Fifties in WPL

PlayerBalls to 50Final ScoreAgainstVenueDate
Sophia Dunkley (GG)1865 (28)RCBBrabourne08 Mar 2023
Shafali Verma (DC)1976* (28)GGDY Patil Stadium11 Mar 2023
Sophie Devine (RCB)2099 (36)GGBrabourne18 Mar 2023
Harmanpreet Kaur (MI)2265 (30)GGDY Patil Stadium04 Mar 2023
Grace Harris (UPW)2559* (26)GGDY Patil Stadium05 Mar 2023
Kiran Navgire (UPW)2557 (31)MIBengaluru28 Feb 2024
Hayley Matthews (MI)2677* (38)RCBBrabourne06 Mar 2023
Natalie Sciver-Brunt (MI)2672* (38)UPWDY Patil Stadium24 Mar 2023
Jemimah Rodrigues (DC)2658 (36)RCBDelhi10 Mar 2024
Jemimah Rodrigues (DC)2769* (33)MIDelhi05 Mar 2024

(You can check out other WPL stats here.)

Key Insights

18: Sophia Dunkley whacked the fastest fifty in WPL history. The right-hand batter took a mere 18 balls to reach her fifty against Royal Challengers Bangalore while playing for Gujarat Giants in the first season.

20: Sophie Devine notched up the highest individual score of 99 runs in the inaugural season. She reached the 50-run mark in just 20 balls, smashing the Giants’ bowlers across the park.

275: The strike rate at which Devine hammered her 99 runs, and this is the highest among the batters with 50+ scores.

30: Mumbai Indians skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Natalie Sciver-Brunt have scored 2 or more half-centuries in less than 30 balls. (Check out the batters with the most 50+ scores in the WPL here.)

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Bowlers from RCB and GG have faced a lot of hammering from their opponent batters, and it is reflected in the above table.

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