Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee has recorded the fastest-ever fifty in T20I cricket. In the opening match of Asian Games Cricket against Mongolia, Airee completed a fifty in just nine balls to set a new record.
The allrounder broke the famous record held by India’s Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj achieved the feat in a mere 12 balls during the 2007 match against England, and in that same game, he hammered six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad’s bowling.
Airee coming into the bat after Rohit Paudel’s dismissal in 18.1 overs, remained unbeaten for 52 runs from ten balls, hammering eight sixes.
He started brilliantly with six consecutive sixes. He added a couple of runs in the seventh ball and reached to the fastest T20I fifty smacking two back-to-back biggies. He ended the inning with two runs.
Nepal set a colossal total of 314/3 in their 20 overs, marking the first time a team had ever reached the 300-run milestone in T20I history.