Pakistan vs Nepal 1st Match Asia Cup 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs Nepal 1st Match Asia Cup 2023 - Asia Cup One-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match first time played between Nepal and Pakistan at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan in 30th August 2023.

Pakistan vs Nepal 1st Match Asia Cup 2023 Highlights
Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed added a mammoth 214 off just 131 balls © AFP/Getty Images

Captain Babar Azam's record-breaking 151 and Iftikhar Ahmed's scintillating 67-ball hundred before Pace bowlers and All-rounder Shadab Khan's four-for gives Pakistan registered their historic first ODI win against Nepal by a record 238-runs in a one-sided game of the opening match of a Asia Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Pakistan's 238-run win was their third largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their biggest win in a Asia Cup, previous biggest win by 233 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2000 and the second heaviest win in a Asia Cup after India's 256-run win against Hong Kong at Karachi in 2008.
  • Pakistan's 342 was their third highest ODI score in a Asia Cup and the highest-score by any team at Multan in ODIs, previous highest was 323 by Pakistan against Bangladesh in 2003.
  • This is the 25th instance of Pakistan's two batsmen were scores of hundred or more runs in their innings in One-day international and This is the Pakistan's fourth such instance in Asia Cups.
  • Babar Azam became the first Pakistan batsman to score a century against Nepal in One-day international cricket history.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed became the second Pakistan batsman to score a century against Nepal in ODIs after Babar Azam's hundred in this match.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed equalled a 67-ball joint fifth fastest century for Pakistan in One-day internationals, jointly with Basit Ali.
  • Babar Azam equalled a 72-ball his joint fastest hundred for Pakistan in ODIs, jointly his 72-ball century against West Indies at Bulawayo in 2018.
  • 214 : Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed set up the record fifth-wicket partnership for Pakistan in One-day international, previously held by the 176-run stand between Younis Khan and Umar Akmal against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) in 2009, It is the Pakistan's ninth highest any-wicket stand in ODIs and the third highest any-wicket stand in a Asia Cup.
  • Babar Azam's 151 was the highest score by an Pakistan batsman in a Asia Cup history, surpassing the previous record of 144 held by Younis Khan against Hong Kong at Colombo (SSC) in 2004 and the second highest-score in a Asia Cup after Virat Kohli's 183 against Pakistan at Mirpur in 2012.
  • Nepal's 104 was their second lowest score in a completed innings in One-day internationals after their 103 against UAE at Dubai (DSC) in the last year.

Pakistan scored a massive total of 342-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Babar Azam hammered a 151 off 131-balls - which was his 19th ODI hundred & his first century against Nepal in ODIs.

Iftikhar Ahmed blasted a career-best unbeaten 109 off 71-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 11-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 153.52 and Mohammad Rizwan struck 44 off 50-balls included 6-fours.

Nepal best bowler by Kompal Kami both took 2-wickets and one for Karan KC - Sandeep Lamichhane.

Nepal scored 104 for all-out in 23.4 overs with top scorer by Sompal Kami cracked a 28 off 46-balls including 4-fours.

Aarif Sheikh hit 26 off 38-balls including 5-fours and Gulshan Jha 13.

Pakistan best bowler by Shadab Khan claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 27-runs in 6.4-overs, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi both took 2-wickets and one for Mohammad Nawaz - Naseem Shah.

Babar Azam named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 151 off 131-balls including 14-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 115.26.



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