Nepal captain Paras Khadka breaks Virat Kohli’s batting record

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle

Author 2019-09-29 17:15:43

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Mumbai: Nepal captain, Paras Khadka, is arguably the best player that the small cricketing country has ever produced. He has pretty much achieved all the batting records in Nepal. But this time he managed to break a world record as well.

He not only scored Nepal’s first century in T20Is but also became the first captain in history to score a century while chasing in T20Is, beating legendary cricketers like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Chris Gayle on the way.

He created this record against Singapore. Khadka reached his century in just 49 balls. This also made him fourth fastest T20I centurion by an Asian captain. Nepal had to chase down the 152-run target set by Singapore. Khadka’s unbeaten score of 106 off 52 balls helped Nepal to achieve the target with four overs remaining and nine wickets remaining.

The previous best by a captain while chasing was by Netherland’s Pieter Seelaar who scored an unbeaten 96 against Scotland. In this list, Australian run-machine, Steve Smith’s 90 vs England comes in at fourth, while West Indian power-hitter, Chris Gayle, comes in number 5 for his score of 88 vs Australia. Indian captain, Virat Kohli, is not far behind, as his 82-run innings against Sri Lanka puts him in at number 8.

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