Pakistan trounced Nepal in the Asia Cup’s first game by a commanding 238-run score. While batting first, Pakistan recorded a high total of 342 for 6. By capturing two wickets in the first over, Shaheen Shah Afridi got things going well and helped Nepal be bowled out for 104.
up just 6.4 overs, Shadab Khan took 4 wickets for 27 runs, turning up an outstanding effort. Also bowling well were Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. Despite their best efforts, Aarif Sheikh (26) and Sompal Kami (28), Nepal’s innings was done in just 23.4 overs.
Iftikhar Ahmed’s undefeated 109 and Babar Azam’s 151 runs earlier in the innings helped Pakistan reach its target. They shared an incredible 214 run fifth-wicket partnership.