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Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Nepal's captain Rohit Paudel during the Asia Cup 2023 match at the Multan Cricket Stadium. AFP

As it happened: Impressive Pakistan kick off Asia Cup with emphatic victory over Nepal

Hosts put on a real show of strength ahead of their grudge match with rivals India

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  • Spinners clean up the Nepal tail to seal a 238-run victory in Multan
  • Early wickets from Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah give Nepal a mountain to climb
  • Pakistan set Nepal a target of 343 to win
  • Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat
Updated: August 30, 2023, 4:37 PM