Shafali Verma breaks longstanding record of Sachin Tendulkar

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Gros Islet: The 15-year-old Shafali Verma broke master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s longstanding record as she to notch up an international fifty on Sunday.

With this, Shafali became the youngest Indian to score a fifty in an International match. This record was in the name of Sachin Tendulkar 30 years ago.

Shafali achieved the feat during the first T20I against West Indies with her knock of 73 runs, in which she smashed six boundaries and four sixes. Shafali smashed 73 runs in 49 balls to register her maiden fifty in T20Is and was adjudged as the player of the match.

Shafali along with her partner Smriti Mandhana hammered scintillating half-centuries as the Indian women’s team notched up a comfortable 84-run win over hosts West Indies in the first T20I here.

The duo recorded the highest partnership for any wicket by an Indian pair in T20Is, bettering the 130 amassed by Thirush Kamini and Punam Raut against Bangladesh in 2013.

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