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Classy Aasif Sheikh smacks maiden ODI hundred and completes 1000 runs

Aasif Sheikh

Aasif Sheikh has completed his maiden ODI century. The wicket-keeper batter also completed 1000 ODI runs, becoming just the second batter to reach the landmark for Nepal after skipper Rohit Paudel. He took one run off Alei Nao in the last ball and completed his hundred in 101 balls.

Sheikh became the fifth Nepali batter to score a ton in ODI. Only Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel and Kushal Bhurtel had scored a hundred for Nepal earlier.

Aasif, who debuted against Papua New Guinea in September 2021, has made seven fifties in ODI. He has so far played 32 matches with an average of 34.00 and a strike rate of 76.74.

Aasif Sheikh

Eventually, the 21 years old was dismissed for run-a-ball 110 runs, smacking 12 fours and a couple of sixes.