Nepal captain scripted history with a feat that even Kohli or Sharma couldn’t achieve while leading a side in T20 International cricket. The 31-year-old all-rounder became the only captain to score a century while chasing in a T20I match. Khadka scored a triumphant knock of 106 runs to help Nepal track down a 152-run target with 4 overs to spare in a T20I tri-series match against Singapore on Saturday. Khadka cracked 7 boundaries and nine sixes in his 52-ball knock at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore.
With the century, Khadka also joined an elite club of captains that have scored a hundred in T20I cricket. While five other skippers scored a T20I century batting first, Khadka is the only one to reach the paranormal three-figure mark during a chase. Rohit, who has a record four T20I hundreds to his name, scored a century as captain twice, once an 118-run knock against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017, 111 (not out) in 2018 against the West Indies in Lucknow. Kohli, who recently surpassed Sharma as highest run-scorer in the shortest format, is yet to score a hundred in T20Is. In the T20I tri-series, Nepal won the 2nd match by 9 wickets against Singapore after having suffered a five-wicket loss in the series opener to Zimbabwe. Nepal, placed second in the points table, will face Zimbabwe and Singapore on Tuesday and Wednesday at the same venue.