Singapore Tri-Nation Series: Paras Khadka Slams Record-Breaking Hundred As Nepal Beat Hosts by 9 Wickets
Paras Khadka smashed Nepal’s first T20I century to lead his side to a victory against Singapore in the Singapore Tri-Nation series. Khadka, who is also Nepal’s first ODI centurion, scored an unbeaten 106 runs from just 52 deliveries as Nepal chased down a stiff target of 152 in just 16 overs. The 31-year-old etched his name into history books by becoming the first international captain to slam a hundred in T20I cricket, while chasing. His hundred, which came in just 49 deliveries, was the fourth-fastest T20I century by an Asian batsman. Singapore Vs Nepal, Highlights And Cricket Score.
Khadka’s innings of 106 runs comprised of seven boundaries and nine hits over the fence. The Nepal skipper also shared a 145-run partnership with Aarif Sheikh, which itself is a record stand for the second wicket in the shortest format of the game. The 145 runs stand between Khadka and Aarif is the fifth-highest partnership for the second wicket in T20I cricket.
Paras Khadka Rains Sixes in Singapore
Its raining sixes at singapur by paras khadka......👏👏👏👏👏@paras77pic.twitter.com/oK0IabMTG0
— Aneel mahato (@Aliceanilmahato) September 28, 2019
Sheikh, who remained not out on 39 runs, was the second-highest run-scorer from Nepal as the visitors chased down the big target with 9 wickets and 24 deliveries in hand. The victory helped Nepal begin the Singapore Tri-Nation series with a victory.
Khadka Guides Nepal to Victory
Nepal win by nine wickets.
Captain Paras Khadka finishes on 106* off 52 balls! pic.twitter.com/6SymdyfRPI
— ICC (@ICC) September 28, 2019
Earlier, hosts Singapore made 151/3 in 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Captain Tim David led from the front and orchestrated Singapore’s innings with a well-made half-century. David made 64 runs from 44 deliveries, which included 3 boundaries and 4 maximums to the fence.
Surendran Chandramohan was the next best scorer for Singapore with 35 runs. Meanwhile, Karan KC was the chief wicket-taker for Nepal. Karan took two of the three wickets that fell, while star spinner Sandeep Lamichhane finished wicket-less. He was, however, Nepal’s most economical bowler giving away just 18 runs from 4 overs. In reply, Nepal were off to a poor start and lost opener Ishan Pandey in the second over with just 9 runs on board. But Khadka, in the company of Aarif, held the ship and took Nepal home.