Nepal’s Sundeep Jora became the youngest man to score a fifty in T20 Internationals. Aged 17 years and 103, days Jora scored 53 not out off 46 balls in a T20I match against UAE in Dubai. However, Jora’s heroics could not stop UAE from winning the match by 21 runs.
Chasing 154, Nepal were never really in the hunt but Sundeep Jora’s knock laced with three boundaries and one six gave the team some hope.
Skipper Paras Khadka scored 25 off 25 but Nepal fell short.
This has turned out to be a great month for Nepal cricket.
On January 26, Rohit Paudel, at 16 years and 146 days, scored 55 off 58 in an ODI against UAE to become the youngest half-centurion in international cricket in any format.
The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 59 in a Test against Pakistan at the age of 16 years and 213 days.
On January 28, Paras Khadka became the first Nepal batsman to score a hundred in international century. Thanks to his 109-ball 115, Nepal went on to win their first ever ODI series.
Nepal's Sundeep Jora has become the youngest man to score a T20I fifty at the age of 17 years, 103 days with 53* on debut, but it wasn't enough to stop UAE claiming a 21-run victory in the 1st T20I in Dubai.#UAEvNEP scorecard ➡️ https://t.co/kds3bCLVqu pic.twitter.com/nekXry6lCF
— ICC (@ICC) January 31, 2019