Kathmandu: Nepal beat Mongolia by a wide gap of 273 runs with a world record victory in cricket under the 19th Asian Games.
Chasing a target of 315 runs for victory, Mongolia was bowled out for 41 runs in 13 overs.
This victory of Nepal is the biggest victory in T20 history. Earlier in 2019, the Czech Republic defeated Turkey by a margin of 257 runs.
Nepal’s Karan KC, Abhinash Bohora and Sandeep Lamichhane took two wickets each.
Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Bhurtel took one wicket each. Before that, Nepal lost the toss and chose to bat first.
Kushal Malla and Dipendra Singh Airey’s world record batting made Nepal a high score. Kushal Malla remained unbeaten on 137 runs off 50 balls and Dipendra Singh Airee on 52 runs off 10 balls.
Kushal scored a century in just 34 balls.
Along with this, Kushal has become the player to score the fastest century in T20.
Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee has become the player to score the fastest fifty. He scored a half century in 9 balls.
Airee has set the record for the fastest half-century in any international match.
Nepal will play their last group stage match against Maldives on Sunday. Nepal has reached the quarter-finals and will have to play against one of the teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Nepal is aiming for a gold medal in cricket in the Asian Games.