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Record-Breaking T20I Performance: Nepal’s Astonishing 314 Runs, Fastest Century, and Fifty

In a historic T20I clash at the Asian Games Men’s T20I 2023 held at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field in Hangzhou, Nepal’s cricket team left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Facing off against Mongolia, Nepal created a sensation that sent shockwaves through the cricketing community.

Mongolia won the toss and opted to bowl. Nepal posted a mammoth total of 314/3 in their allotted 20 overs. This historic achievement made them the first team in T20I history to breach the 300-run mark.

Highest Team totals in T20Is:

  • 314/3: Nepal against Mongolia (2023)
  • 278/3: Afghanistan against Ireland (2019)
  • 278/4: Czech Republic against Turkey (2019)
  • 263/3: Australia against Sri Lanka (2016)
  • 260/6: Sri Lanka against Kenya (2007)

Record-Breaking T20I Performance: Nepal’s Astonishing 314 Runs, Fastest Century, and Fifty

Kushal Malla, the star of the day, played an unforgettable innings. He blazed his way to the fastest T20I century, taking just 34 balls to reach this milestone. Malla’s extraordinary performance left spectators in awe as he finished unbeaten with 137 runs off 50 balls, featuring eight fours and an astonishing 12 sixes.

Not to be outdone, Dipendra Singh contributed to Nepal’s record-breaking performance by smashing the fastest T20I fifty in just nine balls. He finished unbeaten with 52 runs off ten balls, including a remarkable eight sixes. Singh’s strike rate of 520 in the match was another T20I record. Dipendra Singh also managed to hit six sixes in a row in a breathtaking display of power hitting.

Watch Dipendra Singh’s Fastest T20I Fifty: 

Nepal’s collective effort led to another remarkable record – the most sixes in an innings by a team, with a staggering 26 sixes. 

While Nepal’s batting fireworks were extraordinary, their bowling performance was equally impressive. Mongolia was bundled out for just 41 runs in 13.1 overs, with Sandeep Lamichhane’s hat-trick adding to their misery. Five Mongolian batsmen were dismissed without scoring a run, highlighting Nepal’s bowling dominance. Nepal’s victory margin of 273 runs was another record in T20I history, showcasing their complete and utter dominance in this historic match. 

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