India's Rishabh Pant smashes fastest fifty in U-19 World Cup history

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Dhaka, Feb 1: Team India's U-19 opener Rishabh Pant made it to record books by smashing fastest fifty of U-19 ICC cricket World Cup. The wicket-keeper batsman took just 18 deliveries to slam his fifty in the 3rd game against Nepal on Monday, February 1.

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Pant, scored 78 runs in just 24 deliveries but felt short of a well deserved hundred as Team India were chasing a paltry target of 170.

U-19 WC: Rishabh Pant smashes fastest 50

He was bowled by spinner Prem Tamang after hitting 5 sixes and 9 fours in his whirlwind innings.

The previous record of fastest fifty in the U-19 WC was held by West Indies batsman Trevon Griffith, who reached the landmark in 19 balls in the 2009-10 edition of the tournament.

Pant's small-yet memorable knock showed the glimpse of Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni as he hammered the hapless Nepal bowlers as long as he was at the crease.

Rahul Dravid's boys steamrolled their earlier opponents beating Ireland by 79 runs and New Zealand by a whopping 120-run margin.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, February 1, 2016, 14:07 [IST]
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