The 6th fit of the Asia Cup 2023 noticed Afghanistan and Sri Lanka fight towards every different in an exciting come across on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday (September 5). Even if Afghanistan misplaced the competition and did not protected a place within the Tremendous 4 spherical of the continental match, Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi stole the display with a sensational batting efficiency and shattered many data within the procedure.

After dropping the toss and being requested to box first, Afghanistan bowlers struggled to include the Sri Lankan batters. Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka shined for the Sri Lankan aspect, smashing 41 and 92 runs, respectively. Alternatively, Gulbadin Naib inspired with the ball for Afghanistan, claiming a super four-fer for 60 runs in his quota of 10 overs.

Mohammad Nabi turns into first Afghanistan batter to finish 5000 world runs

In answer, Afghanistan had to chase the objective in 37.1 overs to sail to the Tremendous 4 spherical and regarded very a lot into the race after Nabi smashed quickfire 65 runs off 32 deliveries with a staggering strike fee of 203.12 to shift the momentum in Afghanistan’s favour. Within the procedure, Nabi created historical past by way of changing into the primary Afghanistan batter to accumulate 5,000 runs in world cricket.

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It’s value citing that Nabi has represented Afghanistan in 259 world fits and has additionally served because the nationwide aspect’s captain for a short lived time frame, with 21 world fifties and a century to his title. he star-all-rounder reached the fifty-run mark towards Sri Lanka in simply 24 balls and in addition changed into the batter to hit the quickest ODI fifty for his country.

Quickest ODI fifties for Afghanistan (by way of balls taken)

  • 24 balls – Mohammad Nabi vs SL, Lahore, 2023
  • 26 balls – Mujeeb Ur Rahman vs PAK, Colombo, 2023
  • 27 balls – Rashid Khan vs IRE, Abu Dhabi, 2021
  • 28 balls – Mohammad Nabi vs ZIM, Bulawayo, 2014
  • 28 balls – Shafiqullah Shinwari vs IRE, Larger Noida, 2017

With the exception of this, the opposite milestone that Nabi accomplished together with his fifty towards Sri Lanka used to be superseding India’s Virender Sehwag, compatriot Rashid Khan and Pakistan’s Moin Khan to turn into the second one batter to bat with the easiest strike fee in an Asia Cup innings (minimal 30 balls confronted) after Pakistan veteran Shahid Afridi.

Best strike charges in an Asia Cup innings (ODIs)

  • 206.66 – Shahid Afridi (PAK) vs BAN, Dambulla, 2010
  • 203.12 – Mohammad Nabi (AFG) vs SL, Lahore, 2023
  • 180.64 – Moin Khan (PAK) vs SL, Dhaka, 2000
  • 178.12 – Rashid Khan (AFG) vs BAN, Abu Dhabi, 2018
  • 177.27 – Virender Sehwag (IND) vs Hong Kong, Karachi, 2008

Coming again to the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka fit, regardless of Nabi’s exploit, the Hashmatullah Shahidi-led aspect misplaced the competition by way of two runs and have been bundled out for 289 in 37.4 overs.

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