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Nepal Makes Cricketing History at the Asian Games

Nepal set the cricketing world alight during their encounter with Mongolia at the Asian Games in China. The cricketing aficionados would’ve found themselves rubbing their eyes in disbelief, witnessing a spectacle rarely seen in the world of T20. As reported by BBC Sport.

Breaking Boundaries and Setting Records

Nepal didn’t just score; they set the pitch ablaze, reaching an astronomical 314-3, the first of its kind in men’s T20. But they weren’t done. Their bowlers went on to skittle Mongolia out for a paltry 41, sealing a victory with a record-breaking margin of 273 runs.

Young Kushal Malla etched his name in the annals of cricketing history with a whirlwind 34-ball hundred, shattering the record for the fastest T20 international century. Not to be outdone, Dipendra Singh Airee raced to his fifty in just nine balls, eventually concluding with an unbeaten 52 off 10 balls.

For those keeping tracks, Airee’s blitz included a barrage of sixes – eight to be precise – and his innings began with sixes from each of his opening five deliveries. This young man has shown the cricketing realm that it’s possible to end an innings with a strike rate north of 500, provided you’ve faced at least 10 balls.

Mongolia’s Debut and Nepal’s Prowess

Mongolia, who joined the International Cricket Council as an associate member only last year, were playing their maiden international match. Given Nepal’s 17th position in the ICC rankings, the difference in class was evident.

One can’t help but recall the earlier record for the most sixes in an innings. With 26 majestic sixes, Nepal bettered a record which saw its name shared by giants like Afghanistan and the West Indies.

Concluding Thoughts

All in all, for fans and players alike, it was a day where the improbable became the norm. It was a day where records didn’t just tumble; they were smashed to smithereens. The cricketing world will remember Nepal’s audacious display against Mongolia for years to come.

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