2023 PAK vs NEP highlights | Pakistan won by 238 runs

2023 PAK vs NEP highlights
Asia Cup 2023, inaugural match

2023 PAK vs NEP highlights: Babar Azam-led Pakistan is scheduled to play the first match of the Asia Cup 2023 against Rohit Paudel-led Nepal.

Match No Asia Cup 2023, 1st match
Match Pakistan vs Nepal
Date August 30, 2023
Toss Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat
venue Multan Cricket Stadium
Result Pakistan won by 238 runs

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Pakistan Squad

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Nepal Squad

Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

2023 PAK vs NEP Scoreboard

Team Scoreboard
Pakistan 342/6 (50 overs)
Nepal 104/10 (23.4 overs)

2023 PAK vs NEP highlights

Pakistan Innings

Having won the toss, Pakistan chose to bat where Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq opened their innings where Sompal Kami opened for attack. With the openers sent out with 14 and 5 respectively, the captain Babar Azam had an impressive strike of 151 runs on 131 deliveries who brought Pakistan back to the competition. Rizwan had joined Azam and had an individual score of 44 runs and was dismissed by run out.

Iftikhar Ahmed was impressive as he scored 109 runs on 71 deliveries. His partnership with Babar Azam scored 214 runs. These two had an excellent partnership that made Pakistan set up a huge target for Nepal. By the end of 50 overs, Pakistan had scored 342 runs losing 6 wickets.

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
c †Aasif Sheikh b Karan KC 14 20 26 3 0 70
run out (Paudel) 5 14 32 1 0 35.71
c sub (S Jora) b Sompal Kami 151 131 187 14 4 115.26
run out (Airee) 44 50 66 6 0 88
c Bhurtel b Lamichhane 5 14 13 0 0 35.71
not out 109 71 102 11 4 153.52
b Sompal Kami 4 2 1 1 0 200

Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
10 1 85 2 8.5 26 10 3 1 0
9 0 54 1 6 30 7 1 3 0
4 0 35 0 8.75 6 1 1 3 1
10 0 48 0 4.8 33 6 0 0 1
10 0 69 1 6.9 22 6 2 0 0
6 0 40 0 6.66 14 4 1 0 0
1 0 10 0 10 2 2 0 0 0

Nepal Innings

Unable to fold Pakistan with low total, Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh opened for Nepal and was sent out with 8 and 5 runs respectively. With captain Rohit Paudel dismissed with duck by Shaheen Afridi, Nepal was down to 3 wickets scoring only 14 runs on the 2nd over.

Aarif Sheikh and Sompal Kami had scored 26 and 28 runs respectively and was sent out by Haris Rauf. Nepal batters was not able to withstand the bowling attacks of Pakistan. Shadab Khan was impressive through his bowling as he scalped 4 wickets giving 27 runs in 7 overs. Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf scalped two wicket each. On the end, Nepal had lost all 10 wickets scoring only 104 runs on 23.4 overs.

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi 8 4 4 2 0 200
c Iftikhar Ahmed b Naseem Shah 5 5 11 1 0 100
lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0 1 2 0 0 0
b Haris Rauf 26 38 66 5 0 68.42
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf 28 46 72 4 0 60.86
c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 13 23 32 0 1 56.52
b Mohammad Nawaz 3 11 17 0 0 27.27
c Iftikhar Ahmed b Shadab Khan 6 4 13 0 1 150
b Shadab Khan 0 2 1 0 0 0
not out 7 6 9 1 0 116.66
lbw b Shadab Khan 0 2 2 0 0 0

Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
5 0 27 2 5.4 20 5 0 0 0
5 0 17 1 3.4 24 3 0 2 0
5 1 16 2 3.2 22 2 0 1 0
6 0 27 4 4.05 26 2 1 1 0
2 0 13 1 6.5 7 1 1 0 0

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Player of the match

Babar Azam | Pakistan

When I went in, the ball wasn’t coming on properly, so I was trying to build an innings with Rizwan. Then we had a different phase, sometimes Rizwan gave me confidence, sometimes I gave him belief. Iftikhar also played a great innings when he came on.

When he came in, I told him to play his natural game and he was comfortable after 2-3 boundaries. A couple of overs we weren’t up to the mark, but the way our pacers started and then the spinners were brilliant. This win will give us the confidence, India Pakistan will always bring high intensity, we will try our best.

Check: Asia Cup points table 2023