Nepal’s Rohit Paudel on Saturday played a record-breaking knock in Dubai as he broke Shahid Afridi’s record and became the youngest batsman to score a fifty in ODIs. Paudel also broke the international record by a male cricketer to hit a half-century, which was previously held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
At 16 years and 146 days, Paudel scored a fifty against UAE in the second ODI of the three-match series, thereby becoming the youngest male player to score a fifty in international cricket. The international record was held by Sachin, who scored 59 against Pakistan aged 16 years and 213 days in a Test while the ODI record was held by Shahid Afridi at 16 years and 217 days.
Paudel’s 58 balls 55 helped Nepal win the second ODI against UAE and the 16 year old olso became the side’s highest run scorer in the match. Nepal made 242/9 after the winning the toss and electing to bat. Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane five and four wicket-haul respectively helped Nepal clinch the match by 145 runs as the host were bundled for just 97 runs.