Asian Games: Nepal defeated by India in T20I

Nepal has faced a 23-run defeat to India in the quarter final match of the T20 Cricket Tournament held under the Asian Cricket in Hangzhou, China today.

Nepal, who were chasing a massive 203 run target presented by India, could collect only 179 runs losing nine wickets.

However, Nepal’s performance was worth appreciating.

Dipendra Singh Airee hit the highest 32 runs for Nepal. Similarly, Kushal Bhurtel made 28 runs, Aasif Shekh 10, Kushal Malla 29, captain Rohit Poudel 3, Sandip Jora 29, Sompal Kami 7, Gulshan Jha 6, Karan KC 18 not out and Sandip Lamichhane 5 runs. Ravi Bishnoi and Abhesh Khan took three wickets each for India.

Likewise, Arshadeep Singh took 2 wickets and Sai Kishor one wicket. Before this, India elected to bat first after winning the toss.

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 2 wickets and Sandip Lamichhane and Sompal Kami one wicket each. With this defeat, Nepal have been exited from this tournament while India have entered the semi-final round.