Zimbabwe vs Nepal 1st Match ICC CWCQ 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Zimbabwe vs Nepal 1st Match ICC CWCQ 2023 - ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier - The 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process of the 1st ODI match first time played between Nepal and Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare in 18th June 2023.

Zimbabwe vs Nepal 1st Match ICC CWCQ 2023 Highlights
Craig Ervine brings up his century to Sean Williams' delight © ICC/Getty Images

Captain Craig Ervine's brilliant century and A record-breaking 70-ball fastest hundred by Sean Williams steers to Zimbabwe registered their historic first ODI win against Nepal by 8-wickets, despite a Kushal Bhurtel's 99 in the opening match of a Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Match Stats :
  • Nepal's 290 was their third highest score in One-day international and It is their highest total at away venue (home of opposition) in ODIs, previous highest was 274 against USA at Pearland in the last year.
  • Kushal Bhurtel became the first Nepal batsman to dismissed on 99 in One-day international cricket and overall the 33rd player in ODIs.
  • 171 : Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh set up the record first-wicket partnership for Nepal in One-day international, previously held by the 114-run stand between these same pair against Oman at Pearland in the last year and also the Nepal's highest any-wicket stand in ODI cricket history, surpassing the their previous record of 139-run stand for the second-wicket between Aasif Sheikh and Gyanendra Malla against Namibia at Kirtipur earlier in this year. 
  • Craig Ervine became the first Zimbabwe batsman to score a century against Nepal in ODI cricket history.
  • Sean Williams became the second Zimbabwe batsman to score a century against Nepal in ODIs after Craig Ervine earlier in this match.
  • Sean Williams hammered a 70-ball fastest century by an Zimbabwe batsman in ODI cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 73-ball hundred held by Regis Chakabva against Bangladesh at same venue in the last year.

Nepal scored 290-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kushal Bhurtel struck 99 off 95-balls - who fell one-run short of his century - including 13-fours & 2-sixes.

Aasif Sheikh scored 66 off 100-balls including seven boundaries, Kushal Malla hit 41 off 42-balls included 3-sixes & 2-fours and Rohit Paudel struck 31 off 29-balld including 5-fours.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Richard Ngarava claimed a 4-wickets for 43-runs in 9-overs including a maiden, Wellington Masakadza took 2-wickets and one for Blessing Muzarabani.

Zimbabwe chased 291-2 in 44.1 overs with top scorer by Craig Ervine cracked a unbeaten 121 off 128-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred & his first century against Nepal in ODIs.

Sean Williams hammered a unbeaten 102 off 70-balls - which was his 6th ODI hundred & his first century against Nepal in ODIs - including 13-fours & a six with strike rate of 145.71.

Wesley Madhevere scored 32 off 38-balls including two boundaries and Debutant Joylord Gumbie - who hit 25 off 29-balls on his debut ODI match - included 5-fours.

Nepal best bowler by Sompal Kami and Gulshan Jha both took one-wickets.

Craig Ervine named Player of the match for his match-winning captain innings of unbeaten 121-runs knocked off facing 128-balls including 15-fours & a six.

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