- Nepal sets a new T20I total record with 314/3 in 20 overs.
- Nepal’s batsmen hit a record-breaking 26 sixes in a single inning.
- Dipendra Singh Airee scores the fastest T20I half-century in just nine deliveries.
- Kushal Malla achieves the fastest T20I century in 34 deliveries.
- Nepal becomes the first team to cross 300 runs in T20Is.
- Mongolia is bowled out for 41 in 13.1 overs, marking the largest margin of victory by runs in T20Is.
Nepal’s men’s cricket team etched their name in the annals of T20I cricket history with a stunning performance at the Asian Games cricket championship in Hangzhou, China, on September 27.
In a match against Mongolia that will be remembered for years to come, Nepal showcased its prowess in a record-breaking fashion.
Nepal’s batsmen were in scintillating form as they posted an astounding total of 314/3 in just 20 overs, eclipsing the previous highest T20I total of 278/3 set by Afghanistan in 2019. This remarkable feat highlighted their aggressive approach and ability to dominate the game.
Nepal’s batsmen didn’t stop at just setting a new total record. They also smashed a record-breaking 26 sixes in a single inning, surpassing Afghanistan’s previous record of 22 sixes. Their fearless hitting left spectators in awe and showcased their ability to clear the boundaries with ease.
Dipendra Singh Airee, the Nepalese all-rounder, etched his name in the record books by scoring the fastest half-century in T20I cricket, achieving it in a mere nine deliveries, breaking the previous record held by Yuvraj Singh at 12 balls. Airee’s innings concluded with an unbeaten 52 runs off just 10 balls, boasting a remarkable strike rate of 520, the highest ever in a T20I innings.
Kushal Malla, another Nepalese sensation, set a new record for the fastest T20I century, reaching the milestone in just 34 deliveries. This achievement outpaced the likes of Rohit Sharma and David Miller, emphasizing Malla’s explosive batting skills.
Nepal’s performance was not limited to breaking individual records. They became the first team to breach the 300-run mark in T20Is, surpassing Afghanistan’s previous record of 278/3. Their dominance was further exemplified as Mongolia, chasing a daunting target of 315 runs, was bowled out for a mere 41 in 13.1 overs, marking the largest margin of victory by runs in T20Is.
This historic match has set the stage for India’s men’s cricket campaign, scheduled to commence on October 3, with the title clash slated for October 7. Nepal’s remarkable achievements have not only made their nation proud but have also added a new chapter to the ever-evolving story of T20I cricket.