India defeated Nepal by 7 wickets in the Asia Cup 2023 match played at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 4, 2023.
India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Nepal scored 140 for 5 in their 50 overs. Aasif Sheikh top-scored for Nepal with 58 runs. Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each for India.
In reply, India chased down the target in 28.3 overs with seven wickets in hand. Rohit Sharma scored 45 runs and Shreyas Iyer scored 37 runs for India.
This was India’s second win in the Asia Cup 2023. They had earlier defeated Pakistan by 10 wickets in their opening match.
India will next play Bangladesh on September 7, 2023.
Here are some more details about the India vs Nepal match in the Asia Cup 2023:
- The match was played on a good batting wicket, and Nepal made a decent start. They were 74 for 2 after 15 overs, but they lost wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs.
- Aasif Sheikh was the only Nepal batsman to make a significant contribution, scoring 58 runs off 81 balls.
- Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja were the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking two wickets each.
- In reply, India got off to a good start, with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan putting on 50 runs for the first wicket.
- After Dhawan was dismissed for 23, Shreyas Iyer joined Rohit and they took the score to 100 in the 15th over.
- Rohit was dismissed for 45, but Iyer continued to bat well and scored 37 runs off 37 balls.
- India reached the target in 28.3 overs with seven wickets in hand.
The win was a good confidence booster for India, who will be looking to win the Asia Cup for the third time in a row. They will next play Bangladesh on September 7, 2023.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the match:
- India’s bowling attack is looking very good. Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja were both impressive, and they will be key to India’s chances of winning the Asia Cup.
- Shreyas Iyer is in good form. He has scored two half-centuries in his last two matches, and he will be looking to continue his good form in the upcoming matches.
- Nepal will need to improve their batting if they want to challenge the top teams in the Asia Cup. They were only able to score 140 runs in their 50 overs, which is not enough to win most matches.
The India vs Nepal match was a good contest, and it was a good warm-up for India ahead of their upcoming matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. India will be looking to continue their winning run and claim the Asia Cup title for the third time in a row.