Paras Khadka hits first-ever T20I century for Nepal

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-09-29 22:08:00

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Captain of the Nepal men’s cricket team Paras Khadka has become the first person from the Himalayan country to score a hundred in the shortest format of the game. In a Tri-series T20I encounter against Singapore, Paras Khadka’s hundred helped Nepal register a comfortable win by nine wickets.

Khadka also became the first captain to have scored a century in T20I cricket while chasing a total. The 31-year-old cricketer remained not out on 106 which he had accumulated in 52 deliveries. His superb knock included as many as seven boundaries and nine sixes. Nepal, who were set a target of 152 runs in 20 overs, reached the total in just 16 overs, courtesy a brilliant hundred from Nepal captain.

Khadka required only 49 balls to reach his hundred and thereby became the fourth-fastest Asian to slam a T20I hundred. Earlier, Singapore had elected to bat first and put up a total of 151/3 in 20 overs.

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