Pakistan vs Nepal Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed Tons PAK to 342/6

Pakistan vs Nepal Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: In the opening match of the Asia Cup, Pakistan is facing Nepal in Multan. Pakistan is playing against Nepal. Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, has won the coin toss. He decided that Pakistan will bat first in this first game of Asia Cup. This match is happening on Wednesday. Both Pakistan and Nepal are in Group A. India is also in this group. The top 2 teams from this group will go to the next Super 4 stage.

Rohit Paudel, the captain of Nepal, said that for Nepal, this is a very important moment. They are competing against strong cricket teams. Nepal got a chance to play in the Asia Cup after winning against the United Arab Emirates in the qualifier final. Pakistan is ranked number 1 in the One Day International (ODI) rankings by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Pakistan won all 3 matches against Afghanistan in the recent series. In this match, Pakistan has chosen its best 11 players. They have strong players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah. They are very good at fast bowling.

Pakistan vs Nepal Live Score Asia Cup 2023

PAK vs NEP Live Score – Pakistan vs Nepal Live Score

Asia Cup 2023, 1st Match, Aug 30, 2023ScoreRunsWickets
Pakistan342/6 (50.0)Babar Azam 151 (131), Iftikhar Ahmed 109 (71)Sompal Kami 85/2 (10.0)
Nepal23/3 (5.0)Shaheen Afridi 15/2 (3.0)

PAK vs NEP Match Today Playing XIs

Pakistan Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf.

Nepal Playing 11: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (w), Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

PAK vs NEP Today Match Live

Today’s cricket match between Pakistan and Nepal took place at Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Pakistan won the coin toss and opted to bat first. However, Pakistan faced difficulties in putting up a high score against Nepal. The team lost its first wicket, Fakhar Zaman, at a score of 21/1 after 5.3 overs. Soon after, in the sixth over, Pakistan lost its second wicket, Imam ul Haq, with the score at 25/2. Rizwan was the third wicket to fall at 111/3 after 23.4 overs. Agha Salam, the next batsman, didn’t last long and was caught out at 124/4 after 27.5 overs.

Then, Iftikhar Ahmed joined Babar Azam at the crease, and together they started to accumulate runs. They formed a partnership of 214 runs for the sixth wicket. Babar Azam showcased his exceptional skills and scored his 19th ODI century, becoming the fastest player to achieve this milestone.

He scored 151 runs off 131 balls, hitting 14 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 115.27. On the other hand, Iftikhar Ahmed achieved his first ODI century, remaining not out with 109 runs from just 71 balls. He hit 11 fours and 4 sixes.

After Babar Azam’s dismissal, Shadab Khan came to the crease and faced 2 balls, managing to hit 1 boundary. Pakistan concluded their inning with a total score of 342/6 after 50 overs, setting a target of 343 runs for Nepal to win in their allotted 50 overs.

The performance of Nepal’s bowlers was not up to the mark during their bowling innings. Sompal Kami managed to take 2 wickets but gave away 85 runs in 10 overs. He successfully dismissed Babar Azam and Shadab Khan.

On the other hand, Karan KC and Sandeep Lamichhane each took 1 wicket. Karan KC conceded 54 runs in 10 overs, while Sandeep conceded 69 runs. Although Rajabanshi didn’t manage to take any wickets, he bowled exceptionally well by only giving away 48 runs in his 10 overs.

Let’s see who won the PAK vs NEP Today Match?

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