Nepal lose to India by 23 runs in Asian Games

KATHMANDU: Nepal suffered a 23-run defeat at the hands of India in the quarter finals match of the T20 Cricket Tournament held under the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China today.

Nepal, who were chasing a massive 203 run target set by India, scored 179 runs at the loss of nine wickets. However, Nepal’s performance was worth appreciating.

Dipendra Singh Airee scored highest 32 runs for Nepal.

Similarly, Kushal Bhurtel made 28 runs, Aasif Shekh 10, Kushal Malla 29, captain Rohit Poudel three and Sandip Jora 29 runs.

Likewise, Sompal Kami scored seven, Gulshan Jha six, Karan KC 18 (not out) and Sandip Lamichhane five runs.

Ravi Bishnoi and Abhesh Khan took three wickets each for India. Likewise, Arshadeep Singh took two wickets and Sai Kishor one wicket.

Yashashwi Jaiswal hit a century. He made 100 runs off 49 balls, putting Nepal under pressure. Rituraj Gayakwad collected 25 runs, Shivan Dubey 25 and Rinku Singh an aggressive 37 runs.

Nepali bowlers Dipendra Singh Airee took two wickets and Sandip Lamichhane and Sompal Kami one each.

With this defeat, Nepal have been exited from this tournament while India have entered into semifinals.






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