Kushal Malla in action during a match.(ICC)
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Kushal Malla becomes youngest cricketer to score half-century in ODIs

The previous record was held by Nepal’s Rohit Paudel, he achieved the feat at the age of 16 years and 146 days.
By ANI | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 08:55 AM IST

Nepal’s teenage batsman Kushal Malla on Saturday became the youngest cricketer to score a half-century in international cricket at the age of 15 years and 340 days. Malla achieved this feat against the United States of America in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

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He played an innings of 50 runs in 51 balls and guided Nepal to a 35 runs victory over the USA.

The previous record was held by Nepal’s Rohit Paudel, he achieved the feat at the age of 16 years and 146 days.

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Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of the youngest half-centurion having played an innings of 59 in a Test against Pakistan aged 16 years and 213 days.

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