Pak VS. Nepal, Asia Cup 2023, First Match performance, Scores

Yasoob Ul Haq

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The first match of the ODI series 2023 was held in Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. This match was held between the two powerful teams Pakistan and Nepal. In this match, Pakistan had a glorious victory. Pakistan started the match in a very good manner as Shaheen Afridi took two wickets in the very first over. Naseem Shah also got a wicket early. Sompal Kami and Arif Sheikh tried to sustain their partnership but they couldn’t bear Haris Rauf’s fast bowling and ended up breaking their partnership.

Playing XI

Pakitan Playing XINepal Playing XI
Babar Azam (c) Rohit Paudel (c)
Fakhar ZamanAasif Sheikh (wk)
Imam ul HaqBhim Sharki
Mohammad RizwanKushal Bhurtel
Iftikhar AhmedKushal Malla
Salman AghaDipendra Singh Airee
Shadab KhanGulsan Jha
Mohammad NawazSompal Kami
Shaheen AfridiKaran KC
Naseem ShahSandeep Lamichhane
Haris RaufLalit Rajbanshi

Furthermore, Nepal lost their wickets earlier. Shadab’s performance was also exceptional as he took four wickets but scored just 27 runs. Moreover, Pakistan made a great decision to bat first. Babar scored 151 runs giving his team a glorious century. Although in the beginning, their team lost its two batsmen, captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played hard to regain control of the game. Rizwan scored 44 runs but Airee from Nepal put the ball in the right place and took Rizwan’s wicket.

Babar Azam And Rizwan

After that, Iftikhar played with Babar to achieve some good results. As a result, Iftikhar Ahmad, following the captain, scored his first century in the ODI. After 30 overs both of them played with aggression answering the Nepal bowling attack. It was the 19th century of Captain Babar. Pakistan secured a great total score of 342 runs in 50 overs.

These centuries put Nepal in trouble to chase such a huge target. Nepal tried hard in both Batting and Bowling but their poor performance led them to defeat. Their captain Rohit Paudel seemed to be very confused due to the high pressure. Nepal faced a really tough time during every aspect of the match. Pakistan won the match by 342 runs in 50 overs.

Pakistan Won


Pakistan Batting

Fakhar Zaman1420263070
Imam Ul Haq514321035.71
Babar Azam (C)151131187144115.26
Mohammad Rizwan4450666088
Agha Salman514130035.71
Iftikhar Ahmad10971102114153.52
Shadab Khan42110200

Nepal Bowling

Sompal Kami1018528.502610310
Karan KC905416.00307130
Gulshan Jha403508.7561131
Lalit Rajbanshi1004804.80336001
Sandeep Lamichhane1006916.90226200
Dipendra Singh Airee604006.66144100
Kushal Bhurtel101001022000

Nepal Batting

Kushal Bhurtel1420263070
Asif Sheikh514321035.71
Rohit Paudel151131187144115.26
Aarif Sheikh4450666088
Sompal Kami514130035.71
Gulshan Jha10971102114153.52
Dipendra Singh Airee42110200
Kushal Malla 641301150
Sandeep Lamichhane021000.00
Karan KC76910116.66
Lalit Rajbanshi022000.00

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Afridi502725.40205000
Naseem Shah501713.40243020
Haris Rauf511623.20222010
Shahdab Khan6.402744.05262110
Mohammad Nawaz201316.5071100

I'm Yasoob-Ul-Haq a UK Safety Certified Chemical Engineer and a highly skilled Content Writer having two years of writing experience on different types of interesting and competent niches. I prefer target oriented work to meet timelines.

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