The Nepalese Team has posted the highest-ever T20I total. Nepal posted 314 runs against Mongolia in the opening match of Asian Games Cricket.
Since the matches in the Asian Games have been accorded international status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) it is the very first time any team has posted a score of 300-run mark in T20I.
Nepal piled up 314/3 in 20 overs to surpass Afghanistan and the Czech Republic’s joint-highest score of 278 runs to create a new record.
Nepalese openers couldn’t do any special after being invited to bat first at Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field. Kushal Bhurtel was dismissed for 19 (23 balls) whilst Aasif Sheikh scored 16 runs from 17 runs.
The Nepalese batsmen showed no restraint and began unleashing powerful shots. Kushal Malla and Rohit Paudel then shared 193 runs for the third wicket. Kushal Malla created a world record after scoring a century from just 34 balls. He remained unbeaten for 137 runs from 50 balls smacking eight fours and 12 sixes.
Rohit Paudel also hammered 27-ball 61 runs with six biggies and a couple of fours.
Meanwhile, Dipendra Singh Airee also created a world record. He completed a half-century in just nine balls and surpassed Yuvraj Singh’s record for fastest T20I fifty. Yuvraj scored a fifty in 12 balls.
Nepal also got 29 runs extra. Nepal’s previous highest T20I score was 238 runs against the Netherlands.