Kathmandu, April 20
Nepal’s opening batsman Kushal Bhurtel has created history at TU Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Scoring another half-century, his third in as many matches, Bhurtel has become the first player in the history of international T20 cricket to do so.
Playing against the Netherlands in the ongoing tri-nation series, 24-year-old Bhurtel scored 62 runs in 46 balls hitting eight fours and one six, getting out to Vivian Kingma in the 15th over.
Bhurtel made his debut in international cricket against the Netherlands on April 17 scoring a 46 ball 62. He was equally destructive and confident in his second game against Malaysia on April 19 scoring an unbeaten 61 in just 41 balls.
He has also become the first Nepali cricketer to score three consecutive T20I fifties. With this, Bhurtel is second only to Paras Khadka (5) in the number of fifties scored in T20Is for Nepal.