Asian Games: Indian men’s cricket team in semi-finals, defeated Nepal by 23 runs
Hangzhou (Hindustan City). The Indian men’s cricket team entered the semi-finals of the Asian Games after defeating Nepal by 23 runs on Tuesday. Batting first in this match, India scored a huge score of 202 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs, thanks to the excellent century of Yashasvi Jaiswal (100) and the brilliant batting of Rinku Singh (15 balls, 37 runs), in reply Nepal team. Could score only 179 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
The Nepali team, chasing the huge score of 203 runs, made a fast start, at one time it seemed that the Nepali team could pull off an upset, but its wickets kept falling at regular intervals, due to which the team had to suffer the consequences. On behalf of Nepal, Deependra Singh scored 32 runs on 15 balls and Sudeep Jora definitely fought for Nepal by scoring 29 runs on 12 balls, but could not lead the team to victory. Apart from these two, Kushal Malla scored 29 runs and Kushal Bhurtal scored 28 runs. Nepali team could score only 179 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan took 3 wickets each, while Arshdeep Singh got 2 and Sai Kishore got 1 wicket.
Earlier in this match, Indian captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and decided to bat first. Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal added 103 runs for the first wicket in 9.4 overs. On this score, Gaikwad became the victim of Deependra Singh after scoring 25 runs. After this, Tilak Verma and Jitesh Sharma, who came to bat, could not do anything special and went on after scoring 02 and 05 runs respectively. Verma was bowled by Sompal Kami, while Jitesh was walked by Sandeep Lamichhane. On the other hand, Yashasvi continued his explosive batting and completed his century in 48 balls. However, he became the victim of Deependra Singh only after completing his century. Shivam Dubey remained unbeaten on 25 and Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 37 runs on 15 balls. India scored 202 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs.
For Nepal, Deependra Singh took 2 wickets and Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane took 1 wicket each.
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