In a historic T20 cricket match at the Asian Games, Nepal shattered several records and achieved a remarkable victory. Nepal’s performance was nothing short of exceptional as they set new benchmarks in the world of T20 cricket.
Nepal’s Batting Feat: Nepal set a new world record for the highest team total in T20 cricket, amassing an astonishing 314 runs for the loss of just three wickets while batting first against Mongolia. This remarkable achievement surpassed the previous record held by Afghanistan, who scored 278 runs for the loss of three wickets in a match against Ireland in February 2019.
Kushal Malla, a standout player for the Nepali team, played an unforgettable innings, scoring an unbeaten 137 runs off a mere 34 balls. His incredible performance not only anchored Nepal’s innings but also marked the fastest century in T20 cricket, surpassing the records set by India’s Rohit Sharma and South Africa’s David Miller, who scored centuries in 35 balls each. Additionally, Deepandra Singh made headlines by breaking the record for the fastest fifty, reaching 50 runs in just 9 balls, overtaking India’s Yuvraj Singh, who had previously held the record with a 12-ball half-century in the 2007 World Cup.
Captain Rohit Paudal also made a significant contribution to Nepal’s commanding total, scoring an impressive 61 runs off just 27 balls. The combined efforts of the team, along with these outstanding individual performances, propelled Nepal to an unprecedented milestone.
Biggest Margin of Victory: Nepal’s dominance wasn’t limited to their batting prowess alone. They also set a record for the biggest margin of victory in T20 Internationals. After posting 314 runs on the board, Nepal’s bowlers restricted Mongolia to a mere 41 runs, securing a colossal 273-run victory. Prior to this, the record for the largest margin of victory was held by the Czech Republic, who defeated Turkey by 257 runs on 30 August 2019.
Nepal’s remarkable achievements in this T20 cricket match have not only made the nation proud but have also etched their name in the annals of cricket history. This extraordinary performance showcases the talent and potential of Nepal’s cricketing prowess on the international stage.