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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  Nepal create history: Highest total, fastest 50 and fastest century in T20I cricket

Nepal create history: Highest total, fastest 50 and fastest century in T20I cricket

Nepal's men's cricket team set multiple records in the Asian Games 2023 cricket championship.

Nepal's Kushal Malla scored unbeaten 137 against Mongolia at the Asian Games 2023 (ANI Photo) (ANI )Premium
Nepal's Kushal Malla scored unbeaten 137 against Mongolia at the Asian Games 2023 (ANI Photo) (ANI )

Nepal's men's cricket squad etched their names in history during the ongoing Asian Games cricket championship in Hangzhou, China. In a dazzling display of skill, they shattered multiple records on September 27.

Their record-breaking feats unfolded in the clash with Mongolia, marking the commencement of the men's cricket contest at this continental gathering.

During the match, Nepal exhibited remarkable prowess, amassing a formidable total of 314/3 within the allotted 20 overs. This remarkable achievement surpasses the previous highest T20I total, which stood at 278/3, set by Afghanistan against Ireland in 2019.

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Furthermore, Nepal's batsmen showcased their power-hitting abilities by launching an astounding 26 sixes in a single innings. This remarkable feat now stands as the highest number of sixes by any team in T20I history during a single inning, outstripping Afghanistan's record of 22 sixes when they posted 278/3 in 2019.

Two remarkable records stand out: the fastest half-century and century in T20I cricket. Dipendra Singh Airee, the Nepalese all-rounder, achieved his fifty in a mere nine deliveries, surpassing the 12-ball fifty set by Indian cricket icon Yuvraj Singh during the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup. 

That memorable match witnessed Yuvraj Singh smashing Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in a single over. Airee concluded his innings with an unbeaten 52 runs off just 10 balls, with a staggering eight of them sailing over the boundary for sixes. His remarkable strike rate of 520 also marks the highest in a T20I innings.

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Meanwhile, Kushal Malla outpaced T20I stalwarts like India's Rohit Sharma and South Africa's David Miller to claim the record for the fastest T20I century, achieving this feat in a mere 34 deliveries. Malla's innings culminated with a score of 137 runs off 50 balls, featuring eight fours and an impressive tally of 12 sixes.

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Notably, although Rohit and Miller have previously recorded 35-ball centuries, Malla's astounding performance has now eclipsed those records as he decimated the Mongolia bowling attack throughout the match, ANI reported.

It's worth mentioning that Mongolia faced a daunting target of 315 runs to secure victory. India's men's cricket campaign is scheduled to commence on October 3 in the quarterfinals, with the title clash set to take place on October 7.

(With ANI inputs)

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Published: 27 Sep 2023, 09:22 AM IST
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