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India Eases To Asia Cup Super Fours, Downs Nepal

India Eases To Asia Cup Super Fours, Downs Nepal

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Despite some early fielding errors and persistent rain interruptions, India secured a spot in the Asia Cup’s Super 4 stage with a resounding 10-wicket victory over newcomer Nepal on Monday, thanks to the DLS method.

Captain Rohit Sharma, who faced challenges against Pakistan’s pace in the rain-affected opening group match, displayed a stellar performance by scoring an unbeaten 74 runs, while https://jw7sports.live/?s=shubman+gill Shubman Gill contributed with an unbeaten 67 runs. India reached a total of 147-0 in 20.1 overs. Nepal had been bowled out for 230, but due to a nearly two-hour rain delay, the Indian target was revised to 145 runs to be chased within 23 overs.

Pakistan, who previously defeated Nepal by a whopping 238-run margin in Multan, also progressed to the Super 4 stage from the same group.

In pursuit of the revised target, Sharma and Gill began their innings cautiously but gradually picked up the pace, particularly against the spinners. Legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane proved expensive, conceding 39 runs in his four overs. Sharma displayed a more aggressive approach, smashing five sixes and six fours in his unbeaten 74, while Gill also reached his half-century in style with a pulled six and contributed to the partnership with eight fours in his undefeated half-century.


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India had a less than impressive start in their final group game after Captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field under overcast conditions. The team suffered three dropped catches within the initial five overs of the match. However, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav managed to regain control during the middle overs, and as a result, Nepal was eventually bowled out in 48.2 overs.

Shubman Gill, who faced difficulties in the first game against Pakistan, managed to strike three boundaries off seamer Sompal Kami before rain interrupted the match with India at 17-0 in 2.1 overs.

During the early stages of the match, India’s fielders did not perform well. Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan all dropped straightforward catches off fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. These missed opportunities allowed the opening pair of Kushal Bhurtel (38) and Aasif Sheikh (58) to build a partnership of 65 runs.

During Kushal Bhurtel’s innings, he hit two sixes, with one of them sailing out of the ground over square leg in response to a short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Siraj.

Shardul Thakur managed to break the partnership in the final over of the batting powerplay when he found the outside edge of Bhurtel’s bat. However, Aasif Sheikh then took charge of the innings, despite Ravindra Jadeja’s efforts with the ball, which earned him three wickets for 40 runs and pushed Nepal back to a score of 101-4 by the 22nd over.

Virat Kohli had dropped Aasif at short extra covers earlier in the innings, and Aasif also successfully challenged an onfield lbw decision against him off Kuldeep Yadav before reaching his half-century from 88 balls. Kohli eventually caught Aasif when Mohammed Siraj induced a leading edge in the 30th over. Siraj followed it up with the wicket of Gulshan Jha before rain arrived, leading to an hour-long delay in play.

After the play resumed following the rain delay, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Siraj bowled effectively in the latter part of Nepal’s innings. Nepal’s number 8 batsman, Sompal Kami, showed good composure and contributed 48 runs off 56 balls, which included two sixes and a boundary. However, Siraj ultimately dismissed Kami, completing his spell with figures of 3-61.

Mohammed Shami, who was included in the playing XI in place of Jasprit Bumrah, who had returned home for the birth of his first child, also chipped in with a wicket, finishing with figures of 1-29.


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