Nepal's opening batsman Kushal Bhurtel has set a record scoring three consecutive half-centuries, becoming the first player in T20I history to do so.

The opener for the national T20 squad made his third 50+ today at the third game of the ongoing Bajaj Pulsar Tri-Nation Series being played at TU Cricket Stadium.

Bhurtel scored 62 runs off 46 balls and set history in the Nepali and international cricket arena. No cricketer has scored three consecutive maiden 50s in international cricket so far.

He hit eight fours and a six before getting caught by Bas de Leede in Vivian Kingma's delivery in the 15th over.

Bhurtel made his debut in international cricket as an opener for the Nepali national cricket team in the first game of the series played against the Netherlands on Saturday.

Bhurtel had scored 62 runs off 46 deliveries to complete his maiden 50 in his debut match.

In his second game against Malaysia, Bhurtel scored an unbeaten 61 off 41 balls including three boundaries and five sixes to extend his maiden 50s to two.