The Hush Post | 8:49 pm | One-minute read |
Nepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka has achieved what the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smit and Chris Gayle haven’t till date in their career. Khadka has broken a cricketing world record. He has not only scored Nepal’s first century in the T20s but has also become the first captain in history to score a century while chasing in a T20 match.
Paras Khadka created this record against Singapore. The swashbuckling batsman scored a 100 of just 49 balls. With this he also becomes the fourth fastest T20 centurion by an Asian captain.
Chasing a score of 152 runs set by Singapore, the Nepal team achieved the target with four overs remaining and nine wickets in hand. Khadka scored an unbeaten 106 off 52 balls in the chase.
Netherland’s Pieter Seelaar held the earlier record of an unbeaten 96 against Scotland while chasing. Former Australian skipper Steve Smith stands at fourth position with his 90 vs England. West Indian power-hitter, Chris Gayle, comes in number 5 for his score of 88 vs Australia.
Indian captain, Virat Kohli’s 82-run innings against Sri Lanka puts him in at number 8 in the list.