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Pakistan vs Nepal, Match 1 Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs NEP, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
342/6 (50.0/50)
104 (23.4/50)
Pakistan beat Nepal by 238 runs
That is all we have from this one-sided affair as Pakistan start their campaign with a massive win. Nepal's first match in the Asia Cup did not go as planned and they will want to put a better performance in the next game. The action in the 2023 Asia Cup continues on Thursday 31st  August as Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the second Match for a Group B tie. The first ball will be bowled at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT) but as you know, you can join us for the build-up well in advance. Until then. goodbye and cheers!
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan is the Player of the Match for his remarkable innings of 151 runs in 131 deliveries. He says that when he went out to bat he played a few balls. Claims that the ball was not coming onto the bat properly and the pitch was a bit two-paced. Mentions that Mohammad Rizwan and he built the partnership after that and they decided to see how it goes. Adds that Rizwan sometimes gives him confidence and at times he does the same for him. Reckons that when Iftikhar Ahmed came out to bat, he changed the game so credits him for his hundred. Shares that when Iftikhar came out to the middle, he struggled a bit but he told him to play his natural game and after a couple of boundaries, he looked set as he smashed it around to finish the game. Tells that he is satisfied with the performance barring a couple of overs that were not up to the mark but the way the pacers started and the spinners finished the game was encouraging. Ends by saying that a win always gives confidence so their mindset is good and India versus Pakistan is always high-intensity so they want to do their best.
Time for the presentations...
Shadab Khan will have a word after his 4-wicket haul. He says that it is definitely quite hot but so was Sri Lanka, though there was a little bit of rain out and here it is just humid. Adds that they are professionals so they need to adjust. Mentions that Babar Azam is a world-class player but the way Iftikhar Ahmed is playing in the last few games is amazing. Claims that he is a power-hitter and takes his opportunity for the Pakistan team which makes him an asset. Informs that it is easy to do spin bowling when they have world-class bowlers taking wickets upfront. Ends by saying that the conditions will most likely be different in the next game but with the way they are playing, they have confidence in each other.
Rohit Paudel, the skipper of Nepal says that they started well. Adds that till the 40th over they managed to restrict their opposition to below 230-240. Gives credit to Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed saying that they took the game from them. Mentions that they could have done better with the bat. Claims that there were not many wicket-taking balls in the middle overs but credits the way Babar batted. Ends by saying that they learnt a few things from this game like they need to improve in death overs and the batting order needs to click.
Time for some interviews...
The Nepal batters, notably lacking the experience to counter the relentless Pakistani bowlers, encountered substantial difficulty in mounting any substantial resistance. Only three batters managed to surpass the 10-run mark, and their collective struggles culminated in a meagre total of 104 runs before being bowled out. The Pakistani bowlers' performance was instrumental in this comprehensive victory, showcasing their prowess and depth in the bowling department.
Pakistan's pace-oriented attack proved to be a formidable obstacle for Nepal's top-order batters, with Shaheen Afridi setting the tone by claiming 2 wickets in the opening over, including dismissing Nepal's captain for a first-ball duck. Subsequently, the dynamic pace trio of Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf continued to dismantle Nepal's batting lineup, collectively securing 5 crucial wickets. After the fast bowlers had made their impact, Shadab Khan the leg spin wizard of Pakistan took charge to wrap up Nepal's innings with 4 wickets in his 6.4 overs, effectively sealing the victory for his captain.
The Nepal batting lineup experienced a swift and challenging outing at the crease, ultimately being bundled out for a mere 104 runs in a mere 23.4 overs by the clinical Pakistani bowlers, who displayed exceptional skills with the swinging ball under the evening floodlights. This resounding victory marked Pakistan's first triumph in the Asia Cup 2023 as they sealed a massive 238-run win.
End Of The Over 23.4 : 104/10
1 Runs
  • 123.1
  • W 23.2
  • 023.3
  • W 23.4
L. Rajbanshi
0 (2)
K. KC
7 (6)
S. Khan
6.4-0-27-4
23.4
W
Shadab Khan To Lalit Rajbanshi OUT!
OUT! LBW! Shadab Khan has four wickets in this match! Lobbed up on the toes. Lalit Rajbanshi has mistimed his shot and the ball hits the pads first. There is an appeal and it is given out by the umpire. He has reviewed the decision. The UltraEdge shows there is no connection on the bat and the ball tracking shows all three reds. The decision stands and Nepal is all out for 104 runs.
23.3
0
Shadab Khan To Lalit Rajbanshi
Full and turning on the stumps. Lalit Rajbanshi has blocked it down the ground.
Lalit Rajbanshi is the last batter for Nepal.
23.2
W
Shadab Khan To Kushal Malla OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shadab Khan strikes again! He bowls this fullish and on the off pole. Kushal Malla went to loft it over mid off but mistimed the shot. The ball goes to the fielder in that area as Iftikhar Ahmed completes a simple catch. Shadab Khan gets his third as Kushal Malla has to depart.
23.1
1
Shadab Khan To Karan KC
Full and turning away from off. Karan KC punches it to deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 23 : 103/8
11 Runs
  • 422.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 622.5
  • 022.6
K. Malla
6 (3)
K. KC
6 (5)
M. Nawaz
2-0-13-1
22.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Kushal Malla
A bit short and over off. Kushal Malla punches it back to the bowler to end the over.
22.5
6
Mohammad Nawaz To Kushal Malla
SIX! UP UP AND AWAY! Mohammad Nawaz has bowled this one full and in the slot just outside off. Kushal Malla gets in line and hits the ball with the spin. He got under the ball well and muscles this down the ground over the long on fence for a maximum.
22.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Karan KC
Lobbed up and on the leg. Karan KC drives it to mid on for a single.
22.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Karan KC
Quick and full on off. Karan KC slices it to point.
22.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Karan KC
Full and on leg. Karan KC has defended it.
22.1
4
Mohammad Nawaz To Karan KC
FOUR! What a way to start the over! Mohammad Nawaz bowls a bit short and outside off. Karan KC plays it very late but into the gap at backward point. The ball races away nicely for a boundary.
End Of The Over 22 : 92/8
2 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 1 WD 21.2
  • 021.2
  • W 21.3
  • 021.4
  • W 21.5
  • 121.6
K. KC
1 (1)
K. Malla
0 (1)
S. Khan
6-0-26-2
21.6
1
Shadab Khan To Karan KC
Fuller and on the off pole. Karan KC drives it to long off for a single to get off the mark. Shadab Khan has bowled a brilliant over.
Karan KC is now at the crease.
21.5
W
Shadab Khan To Sandeep Lamichhane OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Shadab Khan strikes again in the same over. He bowls a googly turning in from off. Sandeep Lamichhane has completely misread this one and swings hard. The ball misses the bat and goes crashing into the stumps as Shadab Khan celebrates his second wicket. Nepal are now 8 wickets down.
21.4
0
Shadab Khan To Sandeep Lamichhane
Fullish and straight on middle. Sandeep Lamichhane defends it back to the bowler.
Sandeep Lamichhane strides out to the middle.
21.3
W
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shadab Khan finally gets a wicket. He bowls this a little short and turning into the pads. Gulsan Jha goes down on a knee and tries to muscle this over mi-wicket all the way for a maximum. He has miscued it and the ball goes straight up. Fakhar Zaman comes running in to deep mid-wicket and takes a wonderful diving catch to dismiss Gulsan Jha. Shadab Khan has all the appreciation for Fakhar Zaman for taking a superb catch. Nepal are 7 down.
21.2
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Flat and full on off. Gulsan Jha drives it to the fielder at cover.
21.2
wd
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Shorter and way down leg. Gulsan Jha pulls but misses and the umpire signals a wide.
21.1
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Flighted up and on the off pole. Gulsan Jha digs it out to covers.
End Of The Over 21 : 90/6
2 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • W 20.5
  • 020.6
K. Malla
0 (1)
G. Jha
13 (20)
M. Nawaz
1-0-2-1
20.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Kushal Malla
A bit short and turning into middle. Kushal Malla defends it off the back foot.
Kushal Malla is the new batter at the crease.
20.5
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Dipendra Singh Airee OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Mohammad Nawaz strikes in his first over. He bowled a fuller arm ball with no spin just angling in from outside off. Dipendra Singh Airee tries to block it but an inside edge sends the ball crashing onto the stumps. Dipendra Singh Airee has to depart as Nepal are 6 wickets down.
20.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Gulsan Jha
Lobbed up and on off again. Gulsan Jha blocks it on the off side and sets off for a quick single.
20.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Dipendra Singh Airee
Floated full and on the off pole. Dipendra Singh Airee punches it to deep cover for a single.
20.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Dipendra Singh Airee
Fullish again straight on middle. Dipendra Singh Airee drives it back to the bowler.
20.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Dipendra Singh Airee
Full and outside off. Dipendra Singh Airee pushes it to the off side.
End Of The Over 20 : 88/5
2 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
G. Jha
12 (19)
D. Airee
2 (7)
S. Khan
5-0-24-0
19.6
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Googly spinning away from the stumps, pitched full this time. Gulsan Jha gets beaten on the outside edge while playing the front foot defence.
19.5
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Short and just outside off. Gulsan Jha looks to cut the ball but gets beaten.
19.4
1
Shadab Khan To Dipendra Singh Airee
Pitched up again on the off stump. Dipendra Singh Airee drives it to long off for a run.
19.3
1
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Tossed up at the off stump line. Gulsan Jha drives it to long off and picks up a single.
19.2
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Just short at the stumps. Gulsan Jha plays it back to the bowler off the backfoot.
19.1
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Googly from the leg stump, pitched up. Gulsan Jha blocks it off the front leg towards mid off.
End Of The Over 19 : 86/5
3 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
G. Jha
11 (14)
D. Airee
1 (6)
H. Rauf
5-1-16-2
18.6
1
Haris Rauf To Gulsan Jha
Hits the good length hard from around the wicket angling into the left hander. Gulsan Jha while defending the ball, gets an inside edge to square leg and the batters pick up a quick single.
18.5
0
Haris Rauf To Gulsan Jha
Pitched up straight at the off stump. Gulsan Jha blocks it off the front leg straight to point.
The physio is out in the middle having a look at Haris Rauf who seems to be struggling. The heat and humidity seem to have got to him and they are putting a wet towel on his head. He is good to continue though and we are set to resume.
18.4
1
Haris Rauf To Dipendra Singh Airee
Short ball outside the off stump. Dipendra Singh Airee looks ti pull it but gets an inside edge to third man for a single.
18.3
0
Haris Rauf To Dipendra Singh Airee
Hits the good length hard on the stumps. Dipendra Singh Airee take a foot out and defends the ball to mid on.
18.2
0
Haris Rauf To Dipendra Singh Airee
Pitched up at the stumps. Dipendra Singh Airee blocks it off the front foot.
18.1
1
Haris Rauf To Gulsan Jha
Hits the good length lard at the off stump. Gulsan Jha plays it late to the right of point and runs a single.
End Of The Over 18 : 83/5
1 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
D. Airee
0 (3)
G. Jha
9 (11)
S. Khan
4-0-22-0
17.6
0
Shadab Khan To Dipendra Singh Airee
Fuller ball at the stumps. Dipendra Singh Airee plays it straight to mid-wicket off the front foot.
17.5
0
Shadab Khan To Dipendra Singh Airee
Just short again spinning in towards the stumps. Dipendra Singh Airee plays it off the back foot to covers.
17.4
0
Shadab Khan To Dipendra Singh Airee
Just short outside the off stump. Dipendra Singh Airee blocks it off the backfoot.
17.3
1
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
A leg spinner from the stumps spinning in to the left hander. Gulsan Jha flicks it to short fine leg and runs a quick single.
17.2
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Tossed up googly from the leg stump. Gulsan Jha defends it off the front foot.
17.1
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Short and at the off stump. Gulsan Jha plays it straight to covers.
Dipendra Singh Airee walks out to the middle
End Of The Over 17 : 82/5
0 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • W 16.6
S. Kami
28 (46)
G. Jha
8 (8)
H. Rauf
4-1-13-2
16.6
W
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami OUT!
OUT! Caught behind. What a beauty by Haris Rauf just outside the off stump from the good length. Not much Sompal Kami could do about it rather than edging the ball behind. Mohammad Rizwan takes a flying catch to his right and Nepal in deep trouble. 5 wickets down for 82 runs. Haris Rauf gets his second wicket.
16.5
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Short again at the batter. Sompal Kami blocks it off the backfoot.
16.4
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Just short at the batter. Sompal Kami plays it late off the backfoot towards point.
16.3
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Pitched up but wide from the off stump. Sompal Kami lets the ball go through.
16.2
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Bowls the good length again at the stumps and Sompal Kami blocks it off once again on the front foot.
16.1
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Hits the fuller length hard on the stumps. Sompal Kami blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 16 : 82/4
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 615.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
G. Jha
8 (8)
S. Kami
28 (40)
S. Khan
3-0-21-0
15.6
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Short and wide, gets an outside edge but is dropped by the wicketkeeper.
15.5
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Googly from the fuller length. Defended well by Gulsan Jha.
15.4
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Tossed up ball at the stumps. Defended away by Gulsan Jha
15.3
6
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
SIX! The slog sweep comes into the picture. Shadab Khan pitching it up at the leg stump and Gulsan Jha picks the line early and swings the bat through the line, with just the perfect elevation needed to take the ball over the deep midwicket boundary.
15.2
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Tossed up again at the off stump line. Gulsan Jha blocks it of the front foot.
15.1
0
Shadab Khan To Gulsan Jha
Tossed up ball just outside the off stump. Gulsan Jha blocks it off from the front foot.
End Of The Over 15 : 76/4
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • W 14.4
  • 214.5
  • 1 LB 14.6
G. Jha
2 (2)
S. Kami
28 (40)
H. Rauf
3-0-13-1
14.6
lb
Haris Rauf To Gulsan Jha
Swinging in yorker from the leg stump. Gulsan Jha gets hit on his shoes and the batters run a leg bye from fine leg.
14.5
2
Haris Rauf To Gulsan Jha
Pace up ball full at the stumps. Gulsan Jha looks to defend it from the crease, gets an inside edge for a couple of runs from square leg.
Gulsan Jha walks out to the middle now.
14.4
W
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh OUT!
OUT! Gets the middle stump. Straight and full at the middle stump with pace this time by Haris Rauf. Aarif Sheikh backed away to open the off side but misses the ball completely. Haris Rauf gets his first of the night and Nepal lose their fourth.
14.3
0
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Short ball at the batter. Aarif Sheikh negotiates it well from the crease.
14.2
0
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Fuller ball at the leg stump. Aarif Sheikh blocks it straight back to the bowler.
14.1
0
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Hits the good length hard on top of the stumps. Aarif Sheikh gets opened up and gets beaten on the outside edge.
DRINKS! Nepal suffered a triple blow early in the inning but have recovered well since then. A partnership is being built now and the Visitors will be hoping that Aarif Sheikh and Sompal Kami can continue their partnership. Pakistan will want to wrap up this inning at the earliest and make this comprehensive.
End Of The Over 14 : 73/3
7 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 413.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
S. Kami
28 (40)
A. Sheikh
26 (34)
S. Khan
2-0-15-0
13.6
0
Shadab Khan To Sompal Kami
Short and at the stumps again. Sompal Kami goes back and plays it back to the bowler.
13.5
1
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
1Short again outside off stump. Aarif Sheikh plays the backfoot push towards sweepers for a single.
13.4
0
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
Short and at the batter this time. Aarif Sheikh looks to flick the ball to deep square leg but gets beaten and the ball hits his pads.
13.3
1
Shadab Khan To Sompal Kami
Short and at the stumps. Played for a single off the backfoot.
13.2
4
Shadab Khan To Sompal Kami
FOUR! Fuller again outside off stump. Sompal Kami plays an exquisite cover drive beating the covers fielder to his left and picking up a boundary toward deep covers.
13.1
1
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
Tossed up outside off. Aarif Sheikh plays the cover drive to sweepers for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 66/3
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 1 WD 12.6
  • 012.6
S. Kami
23 (37)
A. Sheikh
24 (31)
H. Rauf
2-0-11-0
12.6
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Pitches on the good length at the leg stump. Sompal Kami looks to flick it but could only get his pads due to the extra pace of Haris Rauf.
12.6
wd
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Wide! Wayward outside the leg stump this time. Called a wide.
12.5
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Pitched up, swinging away from the off stump. Sompal Kami looks to defend but gets beaten by the late movement away from the right hander.
12.4
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Bowls the good length at the top of the off stump. Sompal Kami blocks it off from the crease.
12.3
1
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Pitched up at the stumps. Aarif Sheikh plays it late, gets an outside edge to third man for a single.
12.2
0
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Swing and a miss. Good ball outside off hitting the good length and swinging away from the right hander. Aarif Sheikh looks to slash the ball but finds no connection.
12.1
0
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
Hits the good length hard just outside the off stump. Aarif Sheikh looks to play the backfoot block but misses the batt completely.
End Of The Over 12 : 64/3
8 Runs
  • 211.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 411.5
  • 111.6
A. Sheikh
23 (28)
S. Kami
23 (34)
S. Khan
1-0-8-0
11.6
1
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
Looped up outside off. Aarif Sheikh plays the drive to long off for a single.
11.5
4
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
FOUR! Bad ball, short at the leg stump. Aarif Sheikh pulls it away to deep backward square leg boundary to pick up 4 runs for his team.
11.4
0
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
Googly, short at the stumps. Aarif Sheikh plays it back to the bowler.
11.3
0
Shadab Khan To Aarif Sheikh
Tossed up at the off stump. Aarif Sheikh plays it straight to covers.
11.2
1
Shadab Khan To Sompal Kami
Looped up at the stumps. Sompal Kami pushes it between covers and point for a single.
11.1
2
Shadab Khan To Sompal Kami
Short ball at the stump. Sompal Kami cuts it to the right of point to pick up a single. The batters come back for a double due to the over throw at the bowler's end.
End Of The Over 11 : 56/3
9 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 410.4
  • 110.5
  • 410.6
A. Sheikh
18 (24)
S. Kami
20 (32)
H. Rauf
1-0-9-0
10.6
4
Haris Rauf To Aarif Sheikh
FOUR! Slashed the ball hard outside the off stump to find the deep point boundary. Haris Rauf pitches one outside the off stump at a good length and Aarif Sheikh opens his arms to slash the ball hard.
10.5
1
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Short and wide again. Sompal Kami plays it late to third man for a single.
10.4
4
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
FOUR! Mis field at the third-man boundary. Short ball outside off, Sompal Kami opens the face of the bat from the crease and the ball races towards the right of third man.
10.3
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Pitched up at the stumps. Sompal Kami blocks the ball off from the crease.
10.2
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Once again good movement away from the good length. Sompal Kami waves the bat but gets no connection.
10.1
0
Haris Rauf To Sompal Kami
Hits the good length hand just outside the off-stump channel. Sompal Kami lets the ball go through to the keeper.
That brings an end to Powerplay 1. Pakistan can now place four fielders at the boundary line. Shaheen Afridi seems to be struggling as well and has indicated to his skipper that he needs to do a bowling change. He is off the field now and Mohammad Haris comes on as a substitute fielder.
End Of The Over 10 : 47/3
1 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
A. Sheikh
14 (23)
S. Kami
15 (27)
N. Shah
5-0-17-1
9.6
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Quick and short on the body. Aarif Sheikh ducks as the ball sails to the keeper.
9.5
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
On the hard length again and into the pads. Aarif Sheikh could not make a connection as the ball hits his pads.
9.4
1
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length again onto the pads. Sompal Kami pats it away to mid-wicket for a single.
9.3
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Very full and on middle. Sompal Kami digs it well to mid-on. Lucky for him the ball bounced just in front of the fielder there.
9.2
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Short again this time on the pads. Sompal Kami nudges it away to the fielder at square leg.
9.1
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Short and over the sumps. Sompal Kami ducks under it.
End Of The Over 9 : 46/3
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
A. Sheikh
14 (21)
S. Kami
14 (23)
S. Afridi
5-0-27-2
8.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
FOUR! A good end to the over for Nepal! Shaheen Afridi bowls this full and on the off pole from over the wicket. Aarif Sheikh plays the inside-out shot as he lofts this over the infield towards the deep point. There is no fielder there as the ball races away to the fence for four more runs.
8.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Fuller this time and outside off. Aarif Sheikh pushes it to the fielder at point for another dot ball.
8.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
A full toss from Shaheen Afridi on the stumps. Aarif Sheikh drives it to the fielder at cover.
8.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Short again this time over the stumps. Aarif Sheikh tries to cut it but misses the connection.
8.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Short and outside off. Aarif Sheikh lets it go to the keeper.
8.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Fuller and on the off pole. Aarif Sheikh drives it to the fielder at covers.
End Of The Over 8 : 42/3
6 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 1 WD 7.2
  • 07.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
S. Kami
14 (23)
A. Sheikh
10 (15)
N. Shah
4-0-16-1
7.6
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Full again onto the pads. Sompal Kami has defended it well to end the over.
7.5
1
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Fuller again straight on off. Aarif Sheikh drives it to long off again for a single.
7.4
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
On length and quick on leg. Aarif Sheikh defends it solidly.
7.3
4
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
FOUR! Very full and slow on the off pole. Aarif Sheikh drives this down the ground with lovely balance through the gap at mid-on. The ball races away to the fence for four more runs.
7.2
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Fuller and straight on middle. Aarif Sheikh has blocked it watchfully.
7.2
wd
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Short again but this time way down leg. Aarif Sheikh ducks under it as the umpire signals a wide.
7.1
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Short and quick on the body. Aarif Sheikh tries to duck under it as the ball hits the arm guard of the batter.
End Of The Over 7 : 36/3
8 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 26.2
  • 06.3
  • 26.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
S. Kami
14 (22)
A. Sheikh
5 (10)
S. Afridi
4-0-23-2
6.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Short and outside off. Sompal Kami lets it go to the keeper.
6.5
4
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
FOUR! Full again and on the off pole. Sompal Kami slices it perfectly in the gap through point. There is no fielder there and the ball races away for a boundary. They are stabilizing the innings now.
6.4
2
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Very full and outside off. Sompal Kami drives it to extra cover for another couple of runs.
6.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Fuller this time angling into the pads. Sompal Kami has blocked it to mid-wicket.
6.2
2
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
On the hard length and on the off pole. Sompal Kami has cut it to deep point for a couple of runs. That is good running from the batters.
6.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Short and quick on off. Sompal Kami tries to cut it over but does not connect.
End Of The Over 6 : 28/3
2 Runs
  • 1 WD 5.1
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Sheikh
5 (10)
S. Kami
6 (16)
N. Shah
3-0-10-1
5.6
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
On length and on off again. Aarif Sheikh stands back and punches it to the fielder at covers.
5.5
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Very full and way outside off. Aarif Sheikh attempts the shot but does not connect.
5.4
0
Naseem Shah To Aarif Sheikh
Shortish again just outside off. Aarif Sheikh is beaten on the edge as the ball sails to the keeper.
5.3
1
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Short this time and outside off. Sompal Kami ha cut it to third man for a single.
5.2
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On the hard length again and on the off pole. Sompal Kami edges it onto his pads.
5.1
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length and outside off. Sompal Kami nicks the ball from the inside edge onto his pads.
5.1
wd
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Short and way down leg. Sompal Kami leaves it alone as the keeper makes a good stop. The umpire signals a wide.
End Of The Over 5 : 26/3
4 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 2 LB 4.5
  • 14.6
S. Kami
5 (13)
A. Sheikh
5 (7)
S. Afridi
3-0-15-2
4.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Pitched up on the leg side. Sompal Kami has flicked it to square leg for a single to end the over.
4.5
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Very full and straight on the pads. The ball rolls away fine behind the stump after hitting Sompal Kami's pads. The keeper collects it as the batters run two.
4.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Full and swinging in onto the pads. Sompal Kami nudges it to mid-wicket.
4.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Fuller and nipping away from leg. The ball clips the pads of Sompal Kami and Mohammad Rizwan saves it with a good dive.
4.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sompal Kami
Shaheen Afridi bowls this full and on the pads. Sompal Kami has been hit on the pads and the umpire has signaled out. He has reviewed it straight away. The big screen shows that the ball has hit the bat first and then the pads. The decision has been overturned.
4.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
On length and nipping back in on leg. Aarif Sheikh punches it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/3
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
S. Kami
4 (8)
A. Sheikh
4 (6)
N. Shah
2-0-8-1
3.6
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length again and this time wide outside off just inside the tram lines. Sompal Kami doesn't offer a shot.
3.5
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length and quick outside off. Sompal Kami leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
3.4
4
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
FOUR! Full and on off. Sompal Kami times the drive perfectly and sends it wide of the fielder st mid off. The ball races away for a boundary as Sompal Kami gets his first runs.
3.3
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length and straight on top of off and middle. Sompal Kami does well to block it out.
3.2
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Short and on off. Sompal Kami leaves it alone.
3.1
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Full and straight on middle and leg. Sompal Kami has driven it to the fielder at cover.
End Of The Over 3 : 18/3
4 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Sheikh
4 (6)
S. Kami
0 (2)
S. Afridi
2-0-13-2
2.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
On length and on the pads. The ball rolls away to the off side after deflecting off from Aarif Sheikh's pads.
2.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Pithced up again away from leg. Aarif Sheikh has blocked it solidly.
2.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Full again and on the pads. Aarif Sheikh flicks it to square leg where the fielder collects it.
2.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
Very full and on the pads. Aarif Sheikh misses the shot as the ball hits the pads. There is an appeal but it is turned down by the umpire.
2.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
On length and on leg. Aarif Sheikh has blocked it watchfully.
2.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Aarif Sheikh
FOUR! Shaheen Afridi doesn't get a hat trick. Full an straight on the pads. Aarif Sheikh flicks it off perfectly through square leg. The ball runs away to the boundary for a boundary to start the over.
End Of The Over 2 : 14/3
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • W 1.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
S. Kami
0 (2)
A. Sheikh
0 (0)
N. Shah
1-0-4-1
1.6
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
On length and just outside off. Sompal Kami leaves it alone to let it go to the keeper. A very good over from Naseem Shah.
1.5
0
Naseem Shah To Sompal Kami
Full again and on the pads. Sompal Kami has blocked it watchfully.
Sompal Kami is the next batter at the crease.
1.4
W
Naseem Shah To Aasif Sheikh OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Naseem Shah gets his first wicket of the tournament. He bowls the out swinger now, this time fuller and away from off. Aasif Sheikh tries to drive it through the off side but he plays the shot away from his body. The ball nicks the outside edge and Iftikhar Ahmed at slips takes a fine catch to dismiss Aasif Sheikh as Nepal is three wickets down and in trouble now.
1.3
4
Naseem Shah To Aasif Sheikh
FOUR! On length again and on the pads from Naseem Shah. Aasif Sheikh flicks it off beautifully and with perfect timing through the gap at mid-wicket. The fielder has a long chase but doesn't manage to keep the ball from running to the fence. Nepal gets a boundary, the first of this over.
1.2
0
Naseem Shah To Aasif Sheikh
On the hard length and on middle and off. Aasif Sheikh blocks it to the fielder at point.
1.1
0
Naseem Shah To Aasif Sheikh
Fullish and angling on the pads. Aasif Sheikh tries to nudge it as the ball rolls away to the keeper from his pads.
Aarif Sheikh is the new batter out in the centre. Naseem Shah will share the attack and bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 10/2
10 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 40.2
  • 1 LB 0.3
  • 10.4
  • W 0.5
  • W 0.6
R. Paudel
0 (1)
A. Sheikh
1 (1)
S. Afridi
1-0-9-2
0.6
W
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Paudel OUT!
OUT! LBW! Shaheen Afridi strikes for the second time in two balls. He bowls a perfect yorker swinging back in from off onto middle. Rohit Paudel was left stunned as he missed his flick and the ball hit his pads right in front of the stumps. The umpire raises his finger but Rohit Paudel wants to review it. There is no connection on the bat. The ball tracking shows three reds and the decision stands. It was pretty plumb and the skipper, Rohit Paudel has to depart as Shaheen Afridi will be on a hat trick. A wonderful start from Pakistan and Shaheen Afridi.
Rohit Paudel walks out to the middle at number 3.
0.5
W
Shaheen Afridi To Kushal Bhurtel OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shaheen Afridi strikes in the first over! He bowls this on the hard length and swinging away from leg. Kushal Bhurtel tries to nudge it off the back foot and from his pads but the ball catches the inside edge and goes to the keeper. Mohammad Rizwan behind the stumps completes a very good catch and Nepal have lost their first wicket.
0.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aasif Sheikh
Very full swinging in from off. Aasif Sheikh has flicked it to square leg where the fielder makes a good stop.
0.3
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Kushal Bhurtel
Full again and on the pads. Kushal Bhurtel misses the flick as the ball rolls away after hitting the pads. The batters cross.
0.2
4
Shaheen Afridi To Kushal Bhurtel
FOUR! AGAIN! Shaheen Afridi bowls a juicy full toss on the pads. Kushal Bhurtel just nudged it very fine towards fine leg. The ball runs away for another boundary.
0.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Kushal Bhurtel
FOUR! What a way to start the innings! Shaheen Afridi bowls this full and straight on off. Kushal Bhurtel miscues through covers and in the gap. The ball runs away for a four to start of the innings.
Match Info
  • Venue Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan beat Nepal by 238 runs
  • Player of the Match Babar Azam
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Masudur Rahman (BAN) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 342/6 in 50.0 overs
  • I Ahmed maiden ODI hundred: 100 runs in 67 balls (10x4) (4x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 200 off 125 balls between B Azam (102) and I Ahmed (97)
  • B Azam: 150 runs in 129 balls (14x4) (4x6)
  • Pakistan 300/4 in 47.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 150 off 103 balls between B Azam (82) and I Ahmed (68)
  • Pakistan 255/4 in 44.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 81 balls between B Azam (51) and I Ahmed (50)
  • B Azam 19th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 109 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • I Ahmed 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 44 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Power play 2 (10-40): Afghanistan 213/4 (169 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Pakistan 202/4 in 37.4 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between B Azam (27) and I Ahmed (23)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 157/4 in 33.0 overs
  • Pakistan 152/4 in 31.5 overs
  • B Azam dropped on 55 by Karan KC in 28.5 overs
  • B Azam ODI fifty: 51 runs in 72 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 100/2 in 21.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 61 balls between B Azam (20) and M Rizwan (26)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 65/2 in 14.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/2 in 11.2 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 44/2
  • F Zaman dropped on 14 by A Sheikh in 4.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (23.4 ovs): L Rajbanshi against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, NEP: 0)
  • Nepal 100/8 in 22.5 overs
  • Drinks: Nepal 73/3 in 14.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 62 balls between A Sheikh (23) and S Kami (23)
  • Nepal 51/3 in 10.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Nepal 47/3
  • Referral 2 (4.2 ovs): S Kami against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, NEP: 1)
  • Referral 1 (0.6 ovs): R Paudel against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, NEP: 1)
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Shubman Gill IND 302 75.50
Kusal Mendis SL 270 45.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama SL 215 35.83
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