In the very first game of the Asian Games 2023 Men’s Cricket competition, a long-stand record was broken by Nepal’s Dipendra Singh.
Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Scored Fastest T20 Fifty
Dipendra Singh on Wednesday scored the fastest fifty in T20 cricket in just nine balls to break Yuvraj Singh’s 16-year-old record made in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England.
In the first group match of the ongoing Asian Games 2023 Men’s Cricket tournament, Nepal was scheduled to face Mongolia. Winning the toss, Mongolia decided to bowl first where Nepa scored 314 runs for 3 wickets loss at the end of the innings.
Nepal’s Kushal Malla scored an impressive ton and remained unbeaten for 137 runs scored from just 50 deliveries. Apart from this, his teammate Dipendra Singh scored the fastest T20 fifty and broke Yuvraj’s record.
Dipendra Singh scored his 50 in just 9 deliveries and remained unbeaten on 52 off 10 balls, his knock was studded with eight sixes. Kushal Malla, who smashed an unbeaten century in just 34 balls, became the first cricketer from Nepal to score a ton in the T20 Cricket.
On the other hand, Mongolia batters struggled to face Nepal’s bowling attack and managed to score just 41 runs after losing all their 10 wickets in 13.1 overs.
Kushal Malla also went past T20I giants like India’s Rohit Sharma and South Africa’s David Miller to hit the fastest T20I century ever, in just 34 balls. Malla ended with 137 in 50 balls, with eight fours and 12 sixes.
Notably, Rohit and Miller have 35-ball centuries to their names, but Malla has now shattered these records by smashing a helpless Mongolia bowling attack all over the park.
Nepal will play their next game of the tournament against Maldives on October 1 at Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, Hangzhou.