Nepal’s young cricketer, Kushal Malla on saturday received a maiden ODI cap and soon he became the youngest player to score half-century in International cricket at the age if 15 years and 340 years.
Malla achieved this feat against the USA in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 in T.U. Cricket ground in Kathmandu.
He played a fighting knock of 50 runs in 51 balls and rescued the middle overs for Nepal with Binod Bhandari. His run-a-ball fify included 4 fours and 3 sixes.
The previous record was held by Nepal’s Rohit Paudel, he achieved the feat at the age of 16 years and 146 days.
Previously, India’s Sachin Tendulkar held the record of the youngest half-centurion having played an innings of 59 in a Test against Pakistan aged 16 years and 213 days.