[caption id="attachment_795810" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-795810" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Rohit-Paudel.jpg" alt="Rohit Paudel" width="628" height="355" /> Rohit Paudel (Credit: ICC)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Nepal's Rohit Paudel on Saturday rewrote history when he became the youngest player in men's international cricket to hit a half-century surpassing the likes of batting legends <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shahid-afridi/">Shahid Afridi</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit, at 16 years and 146 days, top-scored for Nepal with 55 off 58 against UAE in the ongoing ODI series at ICC Academy in Dubai. He thus overtook the long-standing record held by Tendulkar who achieved the feat aged 16 years and 213 days in a Test against Pakistan. The record stood for just over 29 years. <p></p> <p></p>Afridi held the record in ODI cricket en route to his legendary 37-ball century when he was just 16 years and 217 days old against Sri Lanka. <p></p> <p></p>Overall, the record is held by South Africa Women's Johmari Logtenburg who hit fifties in Test and ODIs aged 14. <p></p> <p></p>Thanks to his half-century and opener Gyanendra Malla's 44, Nepal posted a decent 242/9 against. Amir Hayat and Imran Haider picked three wickets each for the hosts. Paudel struck seven fours during his innings. <p></p> <p></p>In reply, UAE crumbled to Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane to be shot out for 97 in 19.3 overs. Only four of their batsmen managed scores in double-digits and none crossed 26. Five of them failed to open their account with Muhammad Usman top-scoring for UAE, hitting 26 off 39 with four fours and a six. Nepal thus registered a massive 145-run win.