PAK vs NEP: Shaheen Afridi cools down the enthusiasm in the very first over, Nepal could not handle the storm of Pakistani pacers


Multan: Pakistan registered a record 238-run win over Nepal in the first match of the Asia Cup 2023. In this match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam decided to bat first after winning the toss and the team scored a mammoth score of 342 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. Pakistani captain Babar Azam himself scored 151 runs in batting. Apart from this, Iftikhar Ahmed also scored a century. After batting now it was the turn of Pakistani bowlers.

Chasing the target, Nepal’s team succumbed to the Pakistani fast bowler in the very first over. Especially in front of Shaheen Afridi. Shaheen Afridi spoiled Nepal’s condition by taking two wickets in his very first over. Then what was left After this, it was like a flurry of wickets.

Like every time, this time also Shaheen laid the foundation of victory by giving success to Pakistan in the very first over. Kaushal Bhurtel definitely hit two consecutive fours against Shaheen who came to bowl the first over for Pakistan, but after that Shaheen made such a comeback that the enthusiasm of the Nepalese team got cold.

Shaheen bowled five overs in which he took two wickets for just 27 runs. Apart from Shaheen, Pakistan cricket team’s vice-captain Shadab Khan also bowled brilliantly in bowling. A total of four wickets came in Shadab’s account. Shadab also gave 27 runs in his bowling. And Haris Rauf took two wickets for 16 runs in five overs. Apart from this, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz also took one wicket each.

Nepal was reduced to 104 runs

Chasing a target of 343 runs against Pakistan, Nepal’s team was reduced to a score of just 104 runs. Sompal Kami scored maximum innings of 28 runs from Nepal. Apart from this, Arif Sheikh contributed 26 and Gulshan Jha contributed 13 runs. Apart from these two, no other player could cross the double figure.

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