27 September, Kathmandu
Nepal’s cricketing journey reached an extraordinary pinnacle as they unleashed a breathtaking display of power-hitting and dominance during their T20 International (T20I) match against Mongolia at the Asian Games 2022 in China. In a historic innings, Nepal’s batsmen shattered multiple T20I records, leaving cricket fans in awe and securing their place in the annals of cricket history.
First Team to Score 300 Runs in T20Is
The Himalayan nation made history by becoming the first team ever to breach the 300-run mark in a T20I match. Nepal’s batting lineup delivered an outstanding performance, accumulating a colossal total of 314 runs. Their ability to consistently find the boundary and capitalize on every scoring opportunity set the tone for an extraordinary innings.
Most Sixes in a T20 Innings
Nepal’s batsmen were in a punishing mood, sending the ball sailing over the boundary ropes with incredible frequency. They managed to record an astounding 26 sixes during their innings, surpassing the previous record for the most sixes in a single T20I innings set by Afghanistan and West Indies with 22 sixes. The relentless display of power-hitting was a sight to behold.
Biggest Win Margin in T20 History
Nepal’s dominance extended to their bowling performance as well. They managed to dismantle Mongolia’s batting order, restricting them to a mere 41 runs while defending their colossal total. Nepal secured a staggering victory with a record-breaking margin of 273 runs. This landslide triumph created a new record for the biggest win margin in T20 cricket history.
Fastest T20I Century and Half Century
Kushal Malla, one of Nepal’s star players, achieved a breathtaking milestone by scoring the fastest T20I century in just 34 balls. His explosive batting left the opposition stunned and etched his name into the record books. Dipendra Airee, another standout performer for Nepal, blazed his way to the fastest T20I half-century in a mere 9 balls, showcasing his incredible ability to accelerate the scoring rate.
Highest Third Wicket Partnership in T20I History
The partnership of Captain Rohit Paudel and Kushal Malla, who put on a remarkable stand of 193 runs for the third wicket, not only anchored Nepal’s innings but also became the highest third-wicket partnership in the history of T20 Internationals. Their synergy at the crease was a testament to their exceptional batting prowess.
Highest Strike Rate in T20I History
Dipendra Airee’s aggressive style of play earned him the distinction of holding the highest strike rate in T20I history, with an astonishing 520 (minimum 10 balls faced). His ability to score quickly and decisively placed him at the forefront of T20 cricket’s elite.
Nepal’s Historic Late Surge
Nepal’s late-innings surge was unparalleled, as they amassed a staggering 173 runs in the last 10 overs. This record-breaking feat demonstrated their ability to accelerate towards the end of an innings, leaving their opponents in disarray.
Highest Run Rate and Runs in Last Five Overs
Nepal’s run rate during this record-breaking innings was a remarkable 15.7 runs per over, setting a new benchmark for the highest run rate in T20I history. Additionally, their explosive finish in the last five overs yielded 89 runs, further solidifying their dominance in the latter stages of the innings.
These incredible records not only reflect Nepal’s exceptional performance but also mark a historic moment in T20 International cricket. The team’s outstanding achievements will undoubtedly be celebrated and remembered as a milestone in the sport. Nepal’s cricketing journey has been nothing short of remarkable, and their recent accomplishments have left fans eagerly anticipating more thrilling moments on the international stage.