FASTEST HALF CENTURY in one-day
Gyanendra Malla -- 51 off 17
Gyanendra Malla has hit the fastest half century for Nepal in 50 over cricket.
In Nepal's ACC Trophy Elite match against Saudi Arabia at the Sheikh
Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi that was played on October 7, 2012,
Gyanendra smashed a half century off just 17 balls to set the record.
Gyanendra surpassed the previous fastest half century hit by former
national team skipper Raju Khadka during the Emerging Nations Cup
against Bhutan in 2003. The ex-skippper's feat was well broken as he
had taken 37 balls to complete the half century.
SIX consecutive boundaries in an over
Gyanendra also holds a peculiar record of hitting six back-to-back
boundaries in an over. In the same match against Saudi Arabia,
Gyanendra hit Mohammad Nadeem for six consecutive fours in the 10th
over when Nepal were chasing a target of 132 runs.
Gyanendra ended up making 61 off 23 deliveries that was studded with
13 boundaries and a six. Nepal won the match by nine wickets with 221
balls to spare after bundling out the Saudis for just 131 runs in 48.2
HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE
Subhash Khakurel -- 115
Wicket-keeper batsman andopener Subash Khakurel holds the record of the highest individual scorein 50-over cricket -- 115 runs. Subash broke the previous highestindividual score of Shakti Gauchan
whohad made 106 not out against Italy during the 2004/05 ICC World QualifyingSeries. In a World Cricket Leauge Division-IV match against the UnitedStates of America on September 7, 2012, Subash hit 115 off 142 deliverieswith 10 boundaries and two sixes that gave Nepal a 32-run victory and virtuallya place in Division-III.
MOST SIXES IN A MATCH
Sharad Vesawkar : 6
Middleorder batsman Sharad Vesawkar has hit most number of sixes in 50-overcricket for Nepal. Sharad smashed six sixes against USA during the ICCWorld Cricket League Division-III match at the Somerset Cricket Clubgrounds on April 28, 2013. It was a match that Nepal lost by 94 runs.Sharad -- who was batting at No 7 -- made 72 in the match as Nepalfinished their innings at 272 all out in 49.5 overs in a chase of USA'smammoth 366-6. Sharad's 61-ball innings also included four boundaries.Former all rounder of the team, Mehboob Alam, also has recorded six sixesin Twenth20 International -- the highest number of sixes hit by a Nepalibatsman in shorter version of the game.
MOST WICKETS IN A TOURNAMENT
Basanta Regmi: 21
Left-armspinner Basanta Regmi has taken the most number of wickets for thesenior national team. Basanta took 21 wickets in the ICC World CricketLeague Division-IV that was held in September, 2012 in
Malaysia.Basanta broke the record of Meboob Alam's previous best record of 19 wicketshe took during the ICC World Cricket League Division-V tournament heldin Jersey in May, 2008. It was the same tournament where Mehboob hadtaken all 10 wickets against Mozambique. Out of the 21 wickets, Basantahad taken five wickets each in the league and final matches against theUnited States of America. Basanta went on to win the man-of-the-seriestrophy, while Nepal were crowned the Division-IV champions. TheDivision-IV title was Nepal's first crown in the foreign soil which thecountry owed much to Basanta.
Avinash Karn is so far the only U-19 bowler to take an international hat-trick which he did against Bahrain during the ACC U-19 Elite match at the Bayuemas Oval, Malaysia on May 6, 2013.
In the Group ‘B’ match, Avinash took the hat-trick in the third over that included four wickets catching all the batsmen leg before wicket. After trapping opener Ikram Nadeem plumb in front of the wicket in the second ball, Avinash began his hat-trick from the fourth ball.
Avinash trapped Adeel Nasir leg before wicket, removed Jayan Anandhakrishnan in the fifth ball and completed the hat-trick getting rid of Ubaid Minhas in the sixth. Following Avinash’s sensational bowling, Nepal bundled out Bahrain for 63 in 21 overs after they made 259-9 in 50 overs.
Left arm spinner Shakti Gauchan took Nepal’s first international hat-trick in men’s cricket against Denmark during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai, March 14, 2012.
Shakti’s hat-trick came in the 13th over when he had Rizwaan Mahmood caught by Paras Khadka in the second ball and bowled Aftab Ahmed the next ball. The first international hat-trick for Nepal then came in the fourth ball when Shakti trapped Kamran Mahmood leg before wicket. Shakti – who loves football – then made a huge celebration in the field making a slide as a footballer. Nepal won the match by nine wickets chasing a target of 83 runs in just 12.4 overs.
BEST BOWLING FIGURES
Left arm spinner Shakti Gauchan has a record of bowling the best economical figures in all limited over cricket. In an ICC World Cricket League Division-IV match against Malaysia on September 6, 2012, Shakti bowled 10 overs keeping eight maidens and gave away only two runs while taking three wickets.
In the match which Nepal won by 10 wickets, from 52-3 Malaysia slumped to 69 all out in 32.1 overs. After the match, Shakti had told the ICC: "I didn't think much about my performance before the game, but my objective was to bowl in the right area which I did during the game and it turned out to be my best bowling performance." Hugely impressed by the tight line by Shakti, skipper Paras Khadka added: "It was another great bowling display from the team, especially from Gauchan. In the 50-over cricket among the ICC full member team, Phil Simons of the West Indies has the best bowling figures that read 10-8-3-4 during their match against Pakistan on December 17, 1992 in Sydney.
MOST WICKETS IN A TOURNAMENT
Left-arm spinner Basanta Regmi has taken the most number of wickets for thes enior national team. Basanta took 21 wickets in the ICC World Cricket League Division-IV that was held in September, 2012 in Malaysia. Basanta broke the record of Meboob Alam's previous best record of 19 wickets he took during the ICC World Cricket League Division-V tournament held in Jersey in May, 2008. It was the same tournament where Mehboob had taken all 10 wickets against Mozambique. Out of the 21 wickets, Basanta had taken five wickets each in the league and final matches against the United States of America. Basanta went on to win the man-of-the-series trophy, while Nepal were crowned the Division-IV champions. TheDivision-IV title was Nepal's first crown in the foreign soil which the country owed much to Basanta.
MOST WICKETS IN A TOURNAMENT (U-19)
Right arm medium pacer Avinash Karn has the record of taking highest number of wickets, a feat he acheived during the ACC U-19 Elite held in Malaysia in May, 2013.
It is so far the best performance by a Nepali bowler in age group that shadowed Rahul Kumar BK's. Left arm spinners Basanta Regmi (21 wickets during ICC World Cricket League Division-IV in September, 2012 in Malaysia) and Rahul Kumar BK (21 wickets during 2011 ACC U-19 Elite in February, 2011 in Thailand) are behind Avinash's record.
Avinash had taken eight wickets in a single match against Bahrain on May 6 and returned with the figures of 8-24 from eight overs apart from taking a hat-trick. He took six wickets against Malaysia on May 8 and three wickets against UAE in the semi-final before ending the tournament with two wickets against Malaysia in the third place play off match.
Avinash had opened the tournament picking up one wicket against Kuwait.
MOST WICKETS IN AN INNINGS
It’s in the Guiness Book of World Records. Left arm medium pacer Mehboob Alam has the world record of single handedly bowling out an opponent doing the honour by picking up 10 wickets against Mozambique during Nepal’s ICC World Cricket League Division-V match at Grainville, St Saviour Jersey on May 25, 2008.
Following Mehboob’s unbelievable performance, Mozambique were bowled out for just 19 runs in 14.5 overs after Nepal had made 238-7 in 50 overs. Nine of Mozambique batsmen failed to open their account.