Nepal captain Paras Khadka creates T20I world record vs Singapore

first_img Indo-Asian News Service India Today Web Desk SingaporeSeptember 29, 2019UPDATED: September 29, 2019 10:47 IST Paras Khadka scored 106* off 52 balls on Saturday (Twitter: @paras77)HIGHLIGHTSParas Khadka scored 106* off 52 balls on SaturdayNepal chased the 152-run target setup by Singapore with 9 wickets remainingParas’ century was also the 4th fastest T20I century by an Asian batsmanNepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka became the Himalayan nation’s first batsman to score a T20I century as they registered a nine-wicket victory over hosts Singapore in the tri-series here on Saturday.Khadka also became the first skipper to slam a century in T20I cricket while chasing.The 31-year-old remained unbeaten on 106 from 52 deliveries, which included seven boundaries and nine sixes as Nepal chased down a target of 152 in 16 overs. They scored 154/1.Khadka took 49 balls to complete the hundred, also making it the fourth-fastest T20I century by an Asian batsman.Singapore elected to bat first and put up a total of 151/3 in 20 overs.Earlier this year, Nepal’s Rohit Paudel broke Shahid Afridi’s record to become the youngest half-centurion in one-day internationals. Paudel, aged 16 years and 146 days, scored 55 in the second ODI of Nepal’s tour of the United Arab Emirates.Paudel, who batted at No.7, scored 55 off 58 balls and his innings was studded with 7 boundaries. Thanks to the 16-year-old’s exploits, Nepal finished with 242 for 9 off their 50 overs before UAE collapsed to 29 for 4 in their chase.Overall in international cricket, the record was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 59 in a Test against Pakistan at 16 years and 213 days.Also Read | Yuzvendra Chahal a must for India in the T20 format: Sourav GangulyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Paras KhadkaFollow Nepal Cricket Team Nepal captain Paras Khadka creates T20I world record vs SingaporeNepal skipper Paras Khadka on Saturday became the 1st ever captain to hit a T20I century while chasing. Paras’ 106* was also the 1st century from a Nepal batsman.advertisement Nextlast_img read more