United Arab Emirates batsman Asif Khan scored a 41-ball century in the World Cup League-II match on Thursday (March 16), the fourth-fastest in terms of ODI centuries. But despite Asif’s record-making century, his team lost to Nepal by 9 runs. The United Arab Emirates won the toss and decided to bat first in the World Cup League-2 match. Although the start was not good, Mohammad Wasim’s 63 and Vritti Arvind’s 94 brought the team a good collection. But UAE batsman Asif Khan made the record by going down on the seventh wicket. Although he scored 23 runs in the first 24 balls, he scored 77 runs in the next 17 balls. Of which there were 11 sixes. He became the fourth fastest batsman to score a century in ODIs off just 41 balls. His record-making innings saw the UAE amass 310 runs.
However, UAE lost to Nepal by 9 runs due to rain. Four batsmen scored fifties for Nepal. Nepal has come close to playing in the ODI World Cup after defeating the UAE by 9 runs. Former South African batsman AB de Villiers still holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs. He completed his century against West Indies in just 31 balls. The New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson scored a century against the same opponent in just 36 balls. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is on the third fastest-century list. In 1996, he scored a world-record century against Sri Lanka in just 37 balls.
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