Asia Cup 2023, IND vs NEP, 5th Match: India beat Nepal by 10 wickets to qualify for Super-4, Rohit-Shubman’s half century


India’s second match in the Asia Cup was with Nepal. This was the first international cricket match between India and Nepal. The Indian team has reached the Super Four after defeating Nepal. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Nepal scored 230 runs while batting first. However, due to rain, India got a target of 145 runs in 23 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. Team India achieved this in 20.1 overs without losing any wicket.

India defeated Nepal by 10 wickets in their second match of Asia Cup 2023. The rain-interrupted match was played at Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. Nepal had scored 230 runs in 48.2 overs while batting first. After this, the game was stopped for a long time due to rain.

Team India got a target of 145 runs in 23 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule. In response, India won by 10 wickets in 20.1 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten after scoring 74 runs and Shubman Gill scored 67 runs. With this win, Team India has reached the Super Four.

From Group-A, Pakistan finished first and India qualified for the Super Four by finishing second. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are still open in Group-B to reach the Super Four. The Super Four round will begin on September 6. India and Pakistan will once again clash on 10 September. The match will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Playing-11 of both teams: –

Indian team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

Nepal team: Kushal Bhurtel, Asif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Bhim Sharkey, Sompal Kami, Gulshan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airey, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, KC Karan, Lalit Rajbanshi.

IND 147/0 (20.1) India won by 10 wkts (DLS Method – due to rain)

NEP 230 (48.2)

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