In the first T20I match of men's Asian Games 2023, Nepal posted a huge total of 314/3 in 20 overs. Kushal Malla scored 137* runs off 50 balls, while Dipendra Singh scored 52& runs off just 10 balls while the skipper Rohit Paudel also ended up smashing 61 runs from just 27 balls. Here in this article, we will have a look at the records broken by Nepal cricket team.
9 - Dipendra Singh Airee recorded the fastest ever fifty in men's T20I history.
Fastest fifty (by balls faced) in men's T20I history:
Dipendra Singh - 9 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Yuvraj Singh - 12 vs England in Durban, 2007
Mirza Ahsan - 13 vs Luxembourg in Ilfov County, 2019
26 - Nepal smashed 26 sixes in their innings against Mongolia.
Most sixes by a team in a men's T20I inning:
Nepal - 26 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Afghanistan - 22 vs Ireland in Dehradun, 2019
West Indies - 22 vs South Africa in Centurion, 2023
34 - Kushal Malla went onto record the fastest century in men's T20I history.
Fastest century (by balls faced) in men's T20I history:
Kushal Malla - 34 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
David Miller - 35 vs Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, 2017
Rohit Sharma - 35 vs Sri Lanka in Indore, 2017
Sudesh Wickramasekara - 35 vs Turkey in Ilfov County, 2019
137 - Kushal Malla's 137* remains to be highest score by a non-opening batsman in T20I history.
Highest score as a non-opening batter in men's T20I:
Kushal Malla - 137* vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Shaheryar Butt - 125* vs Czech Republic in Walferdange, 2020
Brendon McCullum - 123 vs Bangladesh in Pallekele, 2012
193 - Kushal Malla and Rohit Paudel have recorded the highest-ever partnership for third or lower wicket in men's T20I history.
Highest partnership for 3rd or lower wicket in men's T20I:
Kushal Malla-Rohit Paudel: 193 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Devon Conway-Glenn Phillips: 184 vs West Indies in Mt. Maunganui, 2020
Dawid Malan-Eoin Morgan: 182 vs New Zealand in Napier, 2019
273 - Nepal defeated Mongolia by 273 runs.
Biggest margin of win (by runs) in men's T20I:
Nepal - 273 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Czech Republic - 257 vs Turkey in Ilfov County, 2019
Canada - 208 vs Panama in Coolidge, 2021
314 - Nepal became the first team to post 300-plus total in a T20I game.
Highest total by a team in men's T20I:
Nepal - 314/3 vs Mongolia in Hangzhou, 2023
Afghanistan - 278/3 vs Ireland in Dehradun, 2019
Czech Republic - 278/4 vs Turkey in Ilfov County, 2019
Australia - 263/3 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele, 2016
Sri Lanka - 260/6 vs Kenya in Johannesburg, 2007