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Asia Cup 2023: Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed Tons Propel Pakistan To A Huge Win Over Nepal - In Pics

Skipper Babar Azam scored a brilliant 151 while Iftikhar Ahmed smashed his maiden ODI century as Pakistan thrashed minnows Nepal by 238 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Multan on Wednesday. Babar and Iftikhar played pivotal roles in securing Pakistan to a mammoth 342 for six after opting to bat. Babar (151 off 130) was involved in two crucial partnerships - with Mohammad Rizwan (44 off 50) and then sharing a whirlwind 214 runs for the fifth wicket with Iftikhar (109 not out off 71 balls). In reply, Nepal's batters just couldn't take on the might of Pakistani bowling attack as they were bundled out for a paltry 104.

Asia Cup Cricket 2023: Pakistan vs Nepal
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Skipper Babar Azam scored a brilliant 151 while Iftikhar Ahmed smashed his maiden ODI century as Pakistan thrashed minnows Nepal by 238 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Multan on Wednesday. Babar and Iftikhar played pivotal roles in securing Pakistan to a mammoth 342 for six after opting to bat. Babar (151 off 130) was involved in two crucial partnerships - with Mohammad Rizwan (44 off 50) and then sharing a whirlwind 214 runs for the fifth wicket with Iftikhar (109 not out off 71 balls). In reply, Nepal's batters just couldn't take on the might of Pakistani bowling attack as they were bundled out for a paltry 104.

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