The men’s cricket squad from Nepal broke numerous records at the Asian Games in 2023.
The men’s cricket team from Nepal made history at the current Asian Games cricket championship in Hangzhou, China. They broke numerous records on September 27 in a stunning display of talent.
The men’s cricket competition at this continental meeting got underway with the match against Mongolia, when they performed record-breaking accomplishments.
Nepal displayed impressive skill throughout the game, scoring 314/3 in the allowed 20 overs, a formidable total. This astounding feat surpasses the previous greatest T20I total, which stood at 278/3, recorded by Afghanistan against Ireland in 2019.
A staggering 26 sixes were hammered by Nepal’s batters in a single innings, demonstrating their power-hitting prowess. Afghanistan’s record of 22 sixes from their 278/3 score in 2019 has been surpassed by this amazing accomplishment, which now ranks as the most sixes by any side in T20I history within a single inning.
The fastest T20I cricket half-century and century stand out as two noteworthy records. In just nine deliveries, Nepalese all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee reached fifty, breaking the previous record of 12 balls set by legendary Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh at the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh hit Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in a single over during that match that stands out in memory. With an astounding eight of those balls flying over the boundary for sixes, Airee finished his innings with an undefeated 52 runs off just 10 balls. His astounding 520 strike rate is also the best ever recorded in a T20I innings.
Kushal Malla broke the record for the quickest T20I century in just 34 deliveries, outrunning T20I veterans like David Miller of South Africa and Rohit Sharma of India. Malla finished his innings with 137 runs off 50 balls, including eight fours and a respectable total of 12 sixes.
Although Miller and Rohit earlier achieved 35-ball hundreds, Malla’s astonishing performance has now surpassed those marks as he completely destroyed the Mongolian bowling attack throughout the match, according to ANI.
It’s important to note that Mongolia had a lofty 315 run victory target to meet. The quarterfinal match for India’s men’s cricket team is slated for October 3, and the championship game is scheduled for October 7.