Nepal smashes Afghanistan's previous record of 278/3 against Ireland by scoring a whopping 314/3 in a T20I. Rohit Sharma and David Miller's joint record of 35 balls for the quickest century in a T20I was broken by Nepali cricketer KUSHAL MALLA. Dipendra Singh Airee of Nepal scored 50 points in just 9 balls! WORLD RECORD FOR T20I.
Today is Mongolia's first time playing men's cricket. It should be noted that Mongolia was only recognised as an associate side by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2021.
On Sunday, Nepal's second game versus the Maldives will take place in Group 'A'. Nepal will advance to the quarterfinal if it maintains first place in Group "A".
Records created by Nepal today in Asian Games in T20I history:— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 27, 2023
- First team ever to score 300 runs.
- Kushal Malla scored the fastest ever T20I hundred: 34 balls.
- Dipendra Singh scored the fastest ever T20I fifty: 9 balls. pic.twitter.com/oV0rQYRh6R
Prior to this, no team had ever amassed 300 runs in an innings in men's T20 cricket. The first occurrence of this was Nepal's 314 for 3 versus Mongolia in the Asian Games. Prior to this, Afghanistan and the Czech Republic both scored 278 against Ireland and Turkey, respectively, in T20 matches. In men's T20 international matches, these are also the top totals.
|Nepal||314/3||v Mongolia||Hangzhou||27 Sep 2023|
|Afghanistan||278/3||v Ireland||Dehradun||23 Feb 2019|
|Czech Rep.||278/4||v Turkey||Ilfov County||30 Aug 2019|
|Australia||263/3||v Sri Lanka||Pallekele||6 Sep 2016|
|Sri Lanka||260/6||v Kenya||Johannesburg||14 Sep 2007|
Nepal defeated Mongolia by a margin of 273 points. In all T20 matches, this margin of runs is the largest. Prior to this, Czech Republic defeated Turkey by 257 runs in a Continental Cup match at Ilfov County, Romania in 2019 to set a record for the most run-based victory in T20I cricket.
|Nepal||273 runs||315||13.1||v Mongolia||Hangzhou||27 Sep 2023|
|Czech Rep.||257 runs||279||8.3||v Turkey||Ilfov County||30 Aug 2019|
|Canada||208 runs||246||17.2||v Panama||Coolidge||14 Nov 2021|
|Tanzania||184 runs||219||12.3||v Cameroon||Kigali||9 Dec 2022|
|Malaysia||184 runs||220||15.5||v Myanmar||Kuala Lumpur||30 Jul 2023|
Kushal Malla of Nepal reached his hundred in just 34 balls, which is the fastest record time in T20Is. Sudesh Wickramasekara of the Czech Republic, David Miller, and Rohit Sharma held the previous record of 35 balls.
|Kushal Malla||34||Nepal v Mongolia||Hangzhou||27/09/2023|
|DA Miller||35||South Africa v Bangladesh||Potchefstroom||29/10/2017|
|RG Sharma||35||India v Sri Lanka||Indore||22/12/2017|
|S Wickramasekara||35||Czech Republic v Turkey||Ilfov County||30/08/2019|
|S Periyalwar||39||Romania v Turkey||Ilfov County||29/08/2019|
Mallla now ranks as the second-youngest player in men's T20Is to record a century. Gustav Mckeon of France, who will turn 19 in July 2022, is the youngest; he scored two centuries before that.
The first match of the men's cricket competition at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou included a nine-ball fifty from Nepal's batsman Dipendra Singh Airee, who wrote history. In addition to breaking Yuvraj Singh's 16-year record, he scored an unbroken 52 runs in just 10 balls. Against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup, Yuvraj scored fifty runs in just 12 balls.
|Dipendra Singh Airee||9||Nepal v Mongolia||Hangzhou||27/09/2023|
|Yuvraj Singh||12||India v England||Durban||19/09/2007|
|Mirza Ahsan||13||Austria v Luxembourg||Ilfov County||31/08/2019|
|C Munro||14||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||Auckland||10/01/2016|
|R Satheesan||14||Romania v Serbia||Sofia||26/06/2021|
The number of sixes struck by Nepal hitters in this game was 26, which is a team record for a T20 international. The previous high score was 22, achieved by Afghanistan vs Ireland in Dehradun in 2019 and by West Indies versus South Africa in Centurion earlier the same year. The 23 sixes struck by Balkh Legend hitters against Kabul Zwanan in the Afghanistan Premier League in 2018 are surpassed by these, making them the most in any T20 game.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has granted international status to cricket matches at the Asian Games for the first time. The highly anticipated men's cricket sport at the Asian Games 2023 is set to start on September 27, which will be a historic day when India competes in the event for the very first time.
With India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan among the participating teams, the event promises tremendous cricket action in the heart of China.