Thanks to Babar’s 151-ball fifty, Pakistan defeated minnows Nepal by a huge margin of 238 points. This game was a good preparation for the game against India as it gave us confidence. We want to give 100 percent in every match and hopefully we will be able to do that in this game as well, Babar said after the match. Babar scored 151, which was his 19th ODI century, while Iftikhar Ahmed (109 without an out) scored his first ODI ton and Pakistan reached an impressive score of 342-6 with the pick of the bat.
Babar was involved in two crucial partnerships after a quiet start to the game, first scoring 86 along with Mohammad Rizwan (44 off 50) and then scoring 214 along with Iftikhar for the fifth wicket. In reply, Nepal were bowled out for just 104 in 23.4 overs, with Shadab Khan taking four wickets and Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf taking two wickets each.