Kushal Malla creates HISTORIC T20I RECORD

September 27, 2023

Kushal Malla breaks David Miller and Rohit Sharma’s record of fastest century in T20 Internationals.

Kushal Malla creates HISTORIC T20I RECORD

Kushal Malla writes his name in cricket history by being the fastest centurion in T20I cricket during Nepal’s first match at the Asian Games Cricket event versus Mongolia.

The 19-year-old wonder did it in just 34 balls, breaking the previous joint record held by India’s Rohit Sharma, South Africa’s David Miller, and the Czech Republic’s S Wickramasekara (35 balls).

Kushal Malla scored a half-century in 19 deliveries before hitting the century in 15 more. His remarkable performance saw him end unbeaten with 137 runs off 50 balls, including eight boundaries and 12 sixes. This outstanding effort also establishes a new T20I record for the greatest individual score by a Nepalese batter.

Malla joins the select club of Nepalese players who have hit century in both ODIs and T20Is, with the likes of Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee, and Kushal Bhurtel.

Nepal’s batting fireworks continued, as they accumulated a massive score of 314/3 in the allocated 20 overs. Dipendra Singh Airee scored a world-record 10-ball 52*, while Rohit Paudel added 61 runs in 27 balls.

In the end, Nepal won by 273 runs, breaking the record for the largest-ever win in T20I history in terms of runs.