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Asian Games: Nepal breaks record by scoring fastest fifty in T20
- Web Desk
- Sep 27, 2023
HANGZHOU: Nepal made cricket history on Wednesday during the 19th Asian Games as they faced Mongolia in the men’s T20 match.
The Nepalese team achieved an astounding total of 314 runs, along with setting records for the fastest century and half-century in T20 cricket.
Nepal’s Kushal Malla led the charge, notching a remarkable century in just 34 balls, ultimately remaining unbeaten with an impressive 137 runs off 50 balls. Meanwhile, Dipendra Singh Airee contributed to the record-breaking spree by scoring a half-century in a mere nine balls.
The team’s captain, Rohit Paudel, also showcased his prowess with a solid 61 runs off 27 balls. In addition to these individual achievements, Nepal secured a world record by amassing the highest total runs in a T20 cricket match, all while maintaining seven wickets in hand.
Nepal’s dominance extended beyond individual performances and record-breaking run totals, as they trounced Mongolia by a staggering 273 runs. The Mongolian team was bowled out for a meager 41 runs in the 14th over of the match.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC), formerly known as Twitter, captured the momentous occasion by stating, “Nepal kicked off their Asian Games campaign in spectacular fashion, clinching a resounding victory over Mongolia by a staggering 273 runs. Records tumbled in their wake, marking an unforgettable day for Nepalese cricket.”
Prior to Nepal’s feat, the Czech Republic held the record for the largest margin of victory, having triumphed over Turkey by 257 runs in 2019. Afghanistan had previously set a record for the highest T20 run total, scoring a massive 278 runs for three wickets against Ireland in February 2019.
Before Nepal, the Czech Republic had set the record of winning by a huge margin. They achieved this feat during a match against Turkey by winning with 257 runs in 2019.
Earlier, Afghanistan had set a record for making the most runs in a T20 match. The Afghan team scored a massive 278 runs for three wickets in a T20 match against Ireland in February 2019.