Rain Interrupted Once Again | India VS nepal, Asia Cup 2023, Performance Highlights

Yasoob Ul Haq

Updated on:

India VS Nepal

Once again, rain disappointed the cricket enthusiasts as it did two days ago during the India vs. Pakistan match in Pallekele Stadium, Sri Lanka. There was a chance of rain as per the weather report at the same venue. But the rain stopped at 9:30 pm to give the Indian team a chance to chase the target of 145 runs in 23 overs.

For instance, let’s dig out more about the players of both teams as below;

Playing XI

Team IndiaTeam Nepal
Rohit Sharma(c)Rohit Paudel(c)
Shubman GillKushal Bhurtel
Virat KohliAasif Sheikh(w)
Shreyas IyerBhim Sharki
Ishan Kishan(w)Sompal Kami
Hardik PandyaGulsan Jha
Ravindra JadejaDipendra Singh Airee
Shardul ThakurKushal Malla
Kuldeep YadavSandeep Lamichhane
Mohammed ShamiKaran KC
Mohammed SirajLalit Rajbanshi
India's Partnership

Rohit Sharma and Shubam Gill honestly played the match very well and scored 147 runs. Their firm partnership didn’t allow the Nepal bowlers to even get any wicket. This allowed India to secure their position in the next round.

Contrarily, Nepal team’s fans also had chance to be happy during the same event. Especially, during the game of Aasif Sheikh as he scored 50 runs which helped the match to run smoothly. Kushal Bhurtel’s few powerful hits also helped Aasif to step up his performance. Nepali fans in the stands became excited when Aasif scored a half century in 88 balls in 28th over.

In addition, Nepali music was also played in the ground which added to the fun of fans party. Rohit Paudel lead his team which scored a total of 230 bearing ups and downs during match. Gill also hit Kami, three consecutive fours before the rain.

The party didn’t last long even though Rohit from Nepal team made a strong start after a long break due to rain. The ball was quickly hit by him in different directions, scoring 50 scores in 39 balls. Rohit and Gill summed up the game securing all the wickets. On the other hand, 17 balls were remaining.

Excited Nepal Team

Moreover, in the first five overs Kohli, Ishan and Shreyas missed three catches giving Nepal a chance to win. Nepali players confidently played the pacers and hit shots behind the wicket. Bhurtel after gaining two chances played aggressively against India. Bhurtel hit Mohammed Siraj and the ball went out of the ground. Siraj once again, repeated the mistake and allowed opponents to score a lot of runs.

Versatile player Shardul Thakur got India an early wicket in the last over of the powerplay. He didn’t perform well during his four overs. Whereas, Aasif played with determination, which was also needed during their first match in the Asia Cup against Pakistan in Multan Stadium. Using an old ball Siraj attacked again on Aasif to take his wicket for 58 runs on 97 balls.

Jadeja and Yadav the two left-arm spinners of India teamed up to gain control. Jadeja had a difficult time getting away with his spinning skills. He gave 40 runs away and took three wickets in his ten overs. Nepal hit Jadeja a boundary off in his eighth over. Kuldeep didn’t take many wickets in this match but he played as economical as Jadeja proved to be.

Nepal Batting

Kami and Airee tried to compete India’s experts by hitting 48 runs on 56 balls and 29 runs on 25 balls vice versa. Kami hit the balls specially from Pandeya and Siraj.

Due to unavailability of Bumrah, Shami was playing his first ODI since March. He teamed up with Siraj to bowl out Nepal for 230 runs in 48.2 overs.

As a result, India won the match by 10 wickets (DLS).

Detailed Score card

Nepal Batting

BattingRB4s6sSR
Kushal Bhurtel382532152
Aasif Sheikh58978059.79
Bhim Sharki7170041.17
Rohit Paudel (C)580062.50
Kushal Malla250040.00
Gulshan Jha23353065.71
Dipendra Singh Airee292530116
Sompal Kami48561285.71
Sandeep Lamichhane9170052.94
Karan KC2200100
Lalit Rajbanshi03000.00
Extras9
Total230

India Bowling

BowlingOMRWECONWDNB
Mohammad Shami702914.1410
Mohammad Siraj9.216136.5310
Hardik Pandya833416.5000
Shardul Thakur402616.5000
Ravindra Jadeja1004034.0000
Kuldeep Yadav1023403.4000

India Batting

BattingRB4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma745965125.42
Shubman Gill676281108.06
Extras6
Total147/0

Nepal Bowling

BowlingOMRWECONWDNB
Karan KC402606.5020
Sompal Kami2023011.5000
Lalit Rajbanshi402406.0020
Sandeep Lamichhane403909.7500
Dipendra Singh Airee201206.0000
Kushal Malla301103.6600
Gulshan Jha1.101109.4200

I'm Yasoob-Ul-Haq a UK Safety Certified Chemical Engineer and a highly skilled Content Writer having two years of writing experience on different types of interesting and competent niches. I prefer target oriented work to meet timelines.

Leave a Comment