The Nepalese Cricket Team has bagged the biggest-ever win (in terms of runs) in T20I history. Nepal defeated Mongolia by 273 runs in the opening game of Asian Games Cricket to create a new record.
Earlier, the Czech Republic had the record for the biggest win with a 257-run victory over Turkey. Nepal wrapped up Mongolia for a mere 41 runs after posting a world-record total of 314 runs in the first inning.
Since the matches in the Asian Games have been accorded international status by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Nepal now holds the record for the biggest ever win in T20I history.
Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, and Abinash Bohara picked up two wickets each for Nepal. Kushal Bhurtel, Sompal Kami and DS Airee also bagged one wicket each.
Davaasuren Jamyansuren was the only Mongolian batter with a double-digit figure (10 runs). Five batters were sent back for a duck. Nepal gave away 23 extra runs.
Earlier, Nepal created a record and posted the highest-ever T20I total. Nepal piled up 314/3 in 20 overs.
It is the very first time any team has posted a score of 300-run mark in T20I. They surpassed 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.
Nepal also got 29 runs extra. Nepal’s previous highest T20I score was 238 runs against the Netherlands.