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Pakistan vs Nepal, 1st Match, Group A at Multan, Asia Cup, Aug 30 2023 - Full Scorecard

1st Match, Group A (D/N), Multan, August 30, 2023, Asia Cup
(23.4/50 ov, T:343) 104

Pakistan won by 238 runs

Player Of The Match
151 (131)
Pakistan Innings
Nepal Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Aasif Sheikh b Karan KC1420263070.00
run out (Paudel)514321035.71
c sub (S Jora) b Sompal Kami151131187144115.26
run out (Airee)4450666088.00
c Bhurtel b Lamichhane514130035.71
not out 10971102114153.52
b Sompal Kami42110200.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 7)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.84)342/6
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Fakhar Zaman, 5.3 ov), 2-25 (Imam-ul-Haq, 6.1 ov), 3-111 (Mohammad Rizwan, 23.4 ov), 4-124 (Agha Salman, 27.5 ov), 5-338 (Babar Azam, 49.4 ov), 6-342 (Shadab Khan, 49.6 ov) • DRS
49.4 to Babar Azam, Babar holes out at long-off. He grimaces and walk back but the crowd pour their appreciation and he gets a warm reception as he makes it back towards the dressing room. Ball was full outside off, Babar went across and tried to launch it but got it from the thick outside edge. Good catch in front by Jora. 338/5
49.6 to Shadab Khan, Shadab goes for the same shot but edges it onto leg stump! Shadab premeditated and tried to paddle the full ball over fine leg, Sampal was too good this time.. 342/6
5.3 to Fakhar Zaman, An excellent catch behind the stumps by Aasif Sheikh. A length ball, bowled at 132kph and angling across. Fakhar plants his front foot down the ground instead of towards the ball and throws his hands at it. A thick outside edge to the left of the wicketkeeper who stretches himself to grab it with both hands. 21/1
27.5 to Agha Salman, caught at short third. Salman goes for the reverse sweep but fails to keep it down and Bhurtel takes a low, diving catch. Pakistan in trouble. 124/4
Nepal  (T: 343 runs from 50 ovs)
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi84420200.00
c Iftikhar Ahmed b Naseem Shah551110100.00
lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi012000.00
b Haris Rauf2638665068.42
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf2846724060.86
c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan1323320156.52
b Mohammad Nawaz311170027.27
c Iftikhar Ahmed b Shadab Khan641301150.00
b Shadab Khan021000.00
not out 76910116.66
lbw b Shadab Khan022000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 4)8
TOTAL23.4 Ov (RR: 4.39)104
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Kushal Bhurtel, 0.5 ov), 2-10 (Rohit Paudel, 0.6 ov), 3-14 (Aasif Sheikh, 1.4 ov), 4-73 (Aarif Sheikh, 14.4 ov), 5-82 (Sompal Kami, 16.6 ov), 6-90 (Dipendra Singh Airee, 20.5 ov), 7-91 (Gulsan Jha, 21.3 ov), 8-91 (Sandeep Lamichhane, 21.5 ov), 9-104 (Kushal Malla, 23.2 ov), 10-104 (Lalit Rajbanshi, 23.4 ov) • DRS
0.5 to K Bhurtel, Shaheen has yet another first-over wicket. Not in the manner you would expect it, tough. It was strangle down the leg side, and Rizwan dived across to pouch it with both hands. A length ball down the leg side and Bhurtel could only get an edge on it. 10/1
0.6 to RK Paudel, Two in two! And this is exactly how you would imagine Shaheen to take wickets with the new ball. Not exactly a yorker but quite full and then that swing into the batter. The ball thudded into Paudel's front pad well before he could bring his bat down. Shaheen didn't really even appeal, he knew it was out. Just a look at the umpire to do the formality. Still, Paudel opted for the review. He perhaps thought it was going down but as soon as he saw the first replay, he started walking back, without even waiting for the ball-tracking. It would have gone on to crash into off and middle. 10/2
1.4 to Aasif Sheikh, Naseem into the wickets now. A length ball in the channel, Aasif looks to drive without getting to the pitch of the ball, and the result is a thick outside edge and a regulation catch for Iftikhar at first slip. 14/3
14.4 to Aarif Sheikh, Haris dones it and dusts it! Aarif made room before the ball was delivered, Haris banged it on a length. Landed around middle and off, beat the flashing bat and rattled middle stump onto off. Haris leaps in delight.. 73/4
16.6 to Sompal Kami, Edged and Rizwan makes amends in style. He flew to the right and took it with both hands. Iftikhar was at first slip and was going down but Rizwan wasn't distracted. As for the ball, it was proper Test stuff. Length on off, Sompal tried to block it straight and got an outside edge. Pace: 145kph. 82/5
21.3 to Gulsan Jha, what a catch by Fakhar! Full on the stumps, and Jha goes for a slog sweep. Gets a top edge towards deep midwicket. Fakhar charges in, dives forward and takes the catch mid-air. And he ensures he doesn't spill it as he hits the ground. 91/7
21.5 to S Lamichhane, A googly does the trick. Slow on a length, Lamichhane tried to heave it across over midwicket. Missed it all ends up. 91/8
23.2 to Kushal Malla, Taken at mid-off! Shadab enticed the drive down the ground by slowing the googly down, landed it on off and turned it away. Kushal made a bit of room and tried to launch it over mid-off, who was in, but holes out there.. 104/9
23.4 to LN Rajbanshi, Lbw given, Lalit reviews. Length ball landed in line and went straight. Lalit tried to work it across. Landed on middle, impact middle and leg, hitting leg stump. Game over. 104/10
20.5 to DS Airee, Bowled 'im! A length ball around off that came in with the arm. Airee looks to defend but gets an inside edge that crashes into the stumps. 90/6
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 169 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (69 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 65/2 in 14.0 overs (Babar Azam 16, Mohammad Rizwan 24)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (Babar Azam 20, Mohammad Rizwan 26, Ex 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 21.2 overs (130 balls), Extras 6
  • Babar Azam: 50 off 72 balls (4 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (193 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 157/4 in 33.0 overs (Babar Azam 71, Iftikhar Ahmed 11)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (Babar Azam 27, Iftikhar Ahmed 23, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (228 balls), Extras 7
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 129 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed: 50 off 43 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Babar Azam: 100 off 109 balls (10 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 81 balls (Babar Azam 51, Iftikhar Ahmed 50, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 43.6 overs (266 balls), Extras 8
  • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 103 balls (Babar Azam 82, Iftikhar Ahmed 68, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 46.6 overs (284 balls), Extras 8
  • Babar Azam: 150 off 129 balls (14 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 125 balls (Babar Azam 102, Iftikhar Ahmed 97, Ex 2)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed: 100 off 67 balls (10 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 342/6 in 50.0 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 109)
  • Nepal innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 0.6: Review by Nepal (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - RK Paudel (Struck down)
  • Over 4.2: Review by Nepal (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - Sompal Kami (Upheld)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 7 wickets)
  • Nepal: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 5
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (Aarif Sheikh 23, Sompal Kami 23, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Nepal - 73/3 in 14.0 overs (Aarif Sheikh 26, Sompal Kami 28)
  • Nepal: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 8
  • Over 23.4: Review by Nepal (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - Masudur Rahman, Batter - LN Rajbanshi (Struck down)
Multan Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4628
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.10, Second Session 19.10-22.40
Match days30 August 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsPakistan 2, Nepal 0
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