Babar Azam posted his 19th century in ODIs and first ton in the 2023 Asia Cup

In the 24th second over of the match, Rizwan attempted what appeared to be a simple single but fielder Dipendra Singh hit the wicket with a direct throw. Rizwan didn’t land his bat and seemed to dodge the throw which hit the stumps. As a result, Rizwan was outside his penalty area and was run out of the game.

Earlier, Babar won the toss and elected to play against Nepal. The Pakistan skipper said that playing at home does not put extra pressure and the players just want to enjoy our cricket and give their best.

Nepal skipper Rohit Paudel, making his Asia Cup debut, said his players are happy to play on the big stage.

Babar said on Tuesday that he was happy that the Pakistani team is now top of the ODI rankings with many of its players in the top 10.

I needed to take the team to another level and change the mentality. Now we have at least 3-4 players in the top 10 and when you set the standard, there are expectations and you have to live up to them. The performances have to be such that the team wins, he added.

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