Nepal Created History By Scoring 314 In The T20 Match
By Saba Shafiq
| Published Sep 27, 2023 | 12:44 p.m.
HANGZHOU: The Nepal men's cricket team started their Asian Games campaign by making history when they defeated Mongolia in a T20 encounter on Wednesday by scoring 314 runs.
With seven wickets in hand, Nepal broke the previous record for most runs scored in a T20 match.
Kushal Malla of Nepal batted a century in just 34 balls. He scored 137 off 50 balls to maintain his perfect record. Dipendra Singh Airee, meanwhile, used just nine balls to reach the 50-point
Rohit Paudel, the team's captain, scored 61 runs off just 27 balls.
They also established a record by defeating Mongolia in the first match by a tremendous score of 273 runs. In the 14th over of the game, the Mongolian team was bowled out for just 41 runs.
The Czech Republic had already established a record for winning by a wide margin before Nepal. In a 2019 match against Turkey, they won by 257 runs to accomplish this feat.
Afghanistan has already broken the record for the most runs scored in a T20 game. In a T20 encounter in February 2019, the Afghan side amassed a staggering 278 runs for three wickets against Ireland.
"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," wrote the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on their official X account.