19th Asian Games-Cricket

Nepal makes record win against Mongolia



By Bikram GiriHangzhou (China), Sept 27: Nepal has made a record win against Mongolia in its first match in the men's cricket tournament under the 19th Asian Games today.

Nepal defeated Magnolia by 273 runs in the match held on Wednesday.

This is so far the biggest win in the men's cricket history of Nepal.     

Invited to bat first after losing the toss at Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng cricket ground in China, Nepal gathered 314 runs at the loss of three wickets in a limited 20 overs.     

Chasing the mammoth target, Mongolia was all-out gathering 41 runs in 13.1 overs.     

Nepal's bowlers, Karan KC, Abhinas Bohora and Sandeep Lamichhane took two wickets each and Sompal Kami, Kushal Bhurtel and Deependra Singh Airi sent one each to the pavilion.     

Earlier, Nepali batsmen Kushal Bhurtel and Deependra Singh Airi made record runs. A Kushal Malla set a work record by smashing a maiden century off 34 balls.     

He has broken the fastest-century records by David Miller (South Africa), Sudesh Bikramashekhar (Check Republic) and Rohit Sharma (India) All three batsmen had a record of smashing century off 24 balls.     

Likewise, Deependra Singh Airi made another world record by smashing half a century in nine balls. Earlier, there was a world record in the name of Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh who stroke half a century off 12 throwings.     

Kushal Malla was unbeaten with 137 runs off 50 balls and Airi 52 runs off 10 balls to steer Nepal to the record win.     

Malla stokes 12 sixes and eight fours. Likewise, Captain Rohit Kumar Poudel made 61 runs off 27 balls, Kushal Bhurtel 19 off 23 balls and Sheikh 16 runs off 17 balls.     

Nepal will play the next match against the Maldives. (RSS)

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