T20 records tumble as Nepal become first team to score 300 and Kushal Malla scores fastest international century off 34 balls.. with Mongolia suffering biggest ever defeat after they are bowled out for 41
- Nepal smashed 314-3 in their 20 overs at the Asian Games on Tuesday
- Kushal Malla hit the fastest T20 international century off just 34 balls
- Part-timers Mongolia were dismissed for just 41, with 23 extras
Nepal became the first team to score more than 300 runs in a T20 international as they rewrote the record books against part-timers Mongolia at the Asian Games.
After winning the toss and opting to bat, Nepal smashed 314-3 in their 20 overs in Hangzhou on Tuesday, beating the previous best of 278-3 by Afghanistan against Ireland in 2019.
Kushal Malla also hit the fastest T20 international century off just 34 balls.
He was followed by Dipendra Singh Airee, who finished off by hitting eight sixes in an unbeaten 52 off just 10 balls.
Airee reached his 50 off nine balls, beating the previous best by India’s Yuvraj Singh’s against England in 2007, which took 12 balls.
Nepal batsman Dipendra Singh Airee (L) hit eight sixes in an unbeaten 52 off just 10 balls
Mongolia were dismissed for 41, the biggest contribution from 23 extras, including 16 wides by the Nepali bowlers.
When Malla came in to bat, Nepal were 42 for one in 4.5 overs. His 50-ball 137, along with Airee and Paudel’s fifties, saw them score 272 runs in 15 overs by the end of Nepal’s innings.
Malla smashed 12 sixes and eight fours at a strike rate of 274.
The previous record of the quickest T20 century was held by South Africa’s David Miller, who scored it in 35 balls against Bangladesh in 2017.
RECORD BREAKERS NEPAL
Highest score in men’s T20 internationals: 314-3
Fastest T20 international century: 34 balls
Fastest T20 international half-century: Nine balls
Most sixes in an innings: 26
Biggest winning margin by runs: 273
Highest strike rate in an innings of 10 balls or more: 520
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