Nepal Captain Paras Khadka Creates A Unique Record
Captain Paras Khadka Record:- Paras Khadka scripted history with a feat that even India’s Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma couldn’t achieve while leading a side in T20 International cricket. The 31-year-old all-rounder became the only captain to score a century while chasing in a T20I match. Paras Khadka scored an unbeaten knock of 106 runs to help Nepal chase down a 152-run target with four overs to spare in a T20I tri-series match against Singapore on Saturday. He smashed seven boundaries and nine sixes in his 52-ball knock at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore.
Paras Khadka also joined
He also joined an elite club of captains that have scored a hundred in T20I cricket.
While five other captains scored a T20I century batting first, Paras Khadka is the only one to reach the magical three-figure mark during a chase.
Australia’s Aaron Finch and Shane Watson, former South Africa T20I captain Faf du Plessis, Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka and Rohit Sharma, who led India on numerous occasions in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, had all scored hundreds in the first innings while captaining their respective teams.
Paras Khadka make history
Paras Khadka and historic firsts go hand in hand. The Nepal captain and easily the best batsman the country has produced holds pretty much all the batting records for Nepal and on Saturday he added another feather to his cap. This time, his achievement was not limited to Nepal and in fact, was a world record. Khadka created history in a T20I against Singapore. He not only became Nepal’s first centurion in T20Is but also became the first captain ever to score a ton while chasing in a T20I.
Nepal vs Singapore how can make history
Khadka reached his hundred off 49 balls becoming the fourth-fastest T20I centurion by an Asian captain. He ended up with an unbeaten 106 off 52 balls as Nepal chased down the 152-run target with 9 wickets in hand and 4 overs to spare against Singapore.
Khadka’s historic innings was laced with seven fours and nine sixes.
Khadka’s ton was not the only record in Nepal vs Singapore T20I. Nepal’s chase also became the lowest T20I score in which a batsman has scored a century. The previous lowest was Australia’s 161 for 5 against England in 2018 including Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 103.
Khadka’s 145-run stand with Aarif Sheikh is now the fifth-highest partnership for the second wicket. Sheikh scored 39 runs from 38 balls.
Paras Khadka break the Virat Kohli and Steve Smith records
Nepal skipper Paras Khadka scripted history as he became the first captain to score a century in a T20 game while chasing as Nepal beat Singapore comfortably in the Singapore T20 tri-series on Saturday. With this rare feat, Paras Khadka surpassed the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith who have not managed to break the record yet. Chasing a target of 152 runs, Nepal lost just their opener before their skipper played a magnificent knock of 106 runs, taking Nepal to a crushing nine-wicket victory over Singapore. The victory marked Nepal’s first win in the tri-series just two days after they lost their opening match against Zimbabwe.
Scorecard Nepal vs Singapore full detail
- Match: SIN vs NEP, 2nd Match, Singapore T20I Tri-Series 2019
- Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Toss: Singapore won the toss and opt to bat
- Time:11:30 AM GMT
- Venue: Indian Association Ground, SingaporeMatch
- Referee: VN Kutty
|Rohan Rangarajan||c Bhandari b KC karan||6||10||0||0||60|
|Surendran Chandramohan||b Sushan Bhari||35||26||5||1||134.62|
|Tim David ©||not out||64||44||3||4||145.45|
|Manpreet Singh (WK)||lbw b KC Karan||15||22||0||0||68.18|
|Janak Prakash||not out||25||18||3||1||138.89|
Did not bat
Selladore Vijayakumar, Ananthan Krishna, Aryaman Sunil, Vinoth Baskaran, Navin Param, Sidhant Singh
|Ishan Pandey||lbw b Janak Prakash||5||6||1||0||83.33|
|Paras Khadka ©||not out||106||52||7||9||203.85|
|Aarif Sheikh||not out||39||38||5||0||102.63|
Did not bat
Dipendra Singh Airee, K ushal malla, Binod Bhandari, Abinash Bohara, Sushan Bhari, KC Karan, Sompal Kami, Sandeep lamichhane
|Tim David ©||2||15||0||0||7.5|
Nepal Captain Paras Khadka Record