In an astonishing display of cricket prowess at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, Nepal made history by shattering several records in their men’s T20 match against Mongolia.
Nepal’s batting performance was nothing short of spectacular, as they amassed a staggering 314 runs while still having seven wickets in hand, setting a new world record for the highest T20 score.
Kushal Malla of Nepal was the star of the show, achieving the fastest century in T20 history, taking just 34 balls to reach an unbeaten 137 runs off 50 deliveries. Dipendra Singh Airee also played a remarkable innings, scoring a half-century in just nine balls. The team’s captain, Rohit Paudel, contributed significantly with 61 runs off 27 balls.
Not only did Nepal create batting records, but they also secured a historic victory against Mongolia, winning by an astonishing margin of 273 runs. Mongolia’s batting lineup struggled immensely, managing only 41 runs before being bowled out in the 14th over of the match.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) couldn’t contain their excitement, expressing, “Nepal kicked off their Asian Games campaign in spectacular fashion, clinching a resounding victory over Mongolia by a staggering 273 runs.
Before Nepal’s remarkable achievement, the Czech Republic held the record for the largest margin of victory, winning by 257 runs against Turkey in 2019.
Additionally, Afghanistan had previously set the record for the highest team score in a T20 match, amassing 278 runs for the loss of three wickets against Ireland in February 2019.