[caption id="attachment_781414" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Jason-Sangha.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-781414" alt="Jason Sangha" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Jason-Sangha.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Jason Sangha (Credit: BBL)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Australia's next batting sensation <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jason-sangha">Jason Sangha</a> walked into <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/big-bash-league">Big Bash League</a> (BBL) record books after becoming the youngest to hit fifty in the annual tournament. On debut, playing for Sydney Thunder, the highly-rated middle-order batsman struck an unbeaten 63 off 36 for a memorable debut to help his team postt 181/5 against Melbourne Stars on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>He stitched a 77-run partnership with Daniel Sams (34) to push Thunder to a challenging total while belting four fours and as many sixes. <p></p> <p></p>At 19 years and 104 days, Sangha completed his half-century of just 30 deliveries in a rain-affected encounter. <p></p> <p></p>Considered to be the next big thing in Australian cricket, Sangha has often been compared to legendary <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ricky-ponting/">Ricky Ponting</a> with the likes of Adam Gilchrist and Kerry O'Keeffe drawing parallels between the two batsmen. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/ThunderBBL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ThunderBBL</a> finish their 20 overs at 5-181.</p> <p></p>A brilliant knock by <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonSangha3?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JasonSangha3</a> (65 off 37) who became the youngest player to ever score a BBL half century. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BBL08?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BBL08</a> <a href="https://t.co/nqeuagPc4X">pic.twitter.com/nqeuagPc4X</a> <p></p> <p></p> KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBL/status/1076052683818070018?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <p></p>Sangha was the captain of the Australian team that made the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year and recently cracked a century against England in a tour game. Apart from that, he also scored a century while playing for New South Wales in Australia's domestic first-class competition Sheffield Shield. <p></p> <p></p> It was good fun out there, Sangha told <em>Fox Cricket</em> at the innings break. "Me and Sams at the end what a click we ve been close together for a long time. We knew the runs were going to come in the last few overs so it was a great knock.