In the match between Nepal vs UAE, UAE batsman Asif Khan scored a century in just 41 balls against Nepal.
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New Delhi. It is said in cricket that records are broken as soon as they are made and UAE batsman Asif Khan has once again proved this right. Asif Khan ICC Men’s Cricket world cup Wreaked havoc with the bat in the League 2 match against Nepal. This right-handed batsman scored a century in just 41 balls, which is the fastest century by a player from any associated country. In this match played in Kirtipur, Nepal, Asif Khan came out to bat at number 7 and he took his team to 310 runs by playing a stormy innings.
Asif Khan hit 11 sixes and 4 fours in his stormy innings. During this, his strike rate was 240.47. Asif Khan also broke a big world record with this century.
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Asif Khan broke Lara’s record
Let us tell you that Asif Khan had completed his half-century in 30 balls but this player reached the century in the next 11 balls. Asif Khan has now become the player to score a century in the fewest balls at the home of an opposing team. Earlier this record was in the name of Brian Lara who had scored a century in 45 balls in Bangladesh in 1999. Shahid Afridi also scored a century in 45 balls in India, but now this record has been registered in the name of Asif Khan.
Scorching quick-fire century by Asif Khan in just 41 balls!
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Asif overtook Mark Boucher
Let us tell you that Asif Khan has beaten Mark Boucher in the fastest century in ODIs. Boucher had scored a century in 44 balls. By the way, the record of hitting the fastest ODI century is in the name of AB de Villiers, who scored a century in 31 balls in the year 2015. Corey Anderson hit a century in 36 balls in 2014.
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Please tell that Asif Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He has also played for Pakistan’s Under-19 team. But this player left Pakistan and now he is a part of UAE team.