India vs Nepal, Asian Games 2023 Highlights: IND survive NEP scare by 23 runs to reach semifinal
India vs Nepal, Asian Games 2023 highlights: NEP fell 23 short but gave IND a fight. Follow updates and full scorecard of men's cricket at the Asian Games.
India vs Nepal, Asian Games 2023 Highlights: India defeated Nepal by 23 runs to seal themselves a place in the semifinal. But contrary to what many expected, Nepal gave them a fight which no one say coming. Saying India survived a scare today wouldn't be an exaggeration as Nepal finished ...Read More on 179/9 in reply to India's 202/4. Despite having Nepal 4 down at 77, Dipendra Airee, Sundeep Jora and Karan KC struck some lusty blows to raise the possibility of a huge upset, but in the end, the Indian bowlers used their experience to avoid a shocker. Three wickets each to Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan did the trick for India, but loopholes remain.
Avesh struck early to provide India with an important breakthrough, and debutant R Sai Kishore dismissed Kushan Bhurtel, adding to the early pressure on Nepal during their chase. Subsequently, Nepal's situation worsened as they kept losing wickets while attempting to cope with a demanding required run rate. This challenging situation came after Yashasvi Jaiswal dished out a brilliant performance with a 48-ball century, and Rinku Singh played an explosive innings, scoring 37 runs off just 15 balls, which included four powerful sixes. These stellar innings allowed India to post a formidable 202/4 against Nepal in the Asian Games 2023 cricket quarterfinal 1 held in Hangzhou.
After India captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and opted to bat in Hangzhou, the openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jaiswal teed off inside the Powerplay, bringing up the fifty inside four overs. Jaiswal took all off just 22 balls to bring up his half-century, and continued to make merry despite his partner and captain, Gaikwad subdued. Gaikwad finally got a couple of boundaries going but it did not last long as he perished for 25 trying to clear the boundary.
Nepal then landed a couple of more blows with Sompal Kami cleaning up Tilak Varma and Sandeep Lamichhane dismissing Jitesh Sharma out caught and bowled, even though Jaiswal's big hits kept India ticking. Jaiswal held up one end to complete his century but departed soon after denting India's hopes of reaching 200 immensely. But Rinku did Rinku things, and smashed two sixes and two fours in the final over to help India breach that mark.
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- Oct 03, 2023 09:57 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Dube does it! IND win by 23 runs but…
India vs Nepal live score: Five dot balls from Shivam Dube in the final over seal the win for India, but with a six off the final delivery, Nepal ensured they dealt the Men in Blue a wake-up call. India win the contest by 23 runs but there will be a lot to talk about once these guys head back into the change room. Nonetheless, on to the semis they go, where Pakistan might await them.Oct 03, 2023 09:50 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Raining FOURS and SIXES
India vs Nepal live score: Jeez! Indian quicks are bleeding some crazy runs here. Avesh gets carted for a SIX and a FOUR to make it another expensive over. However, he has reasons to cheer as picks up the 9th Nepal wicket. 30 needed off the last six balls, the first of which bowled by Dube is a dot.Oct 03, 2023 09:45 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: WICKET! Should be IND's game now
India vs Nepal live score: GONE! That should help. Arshdeep gets a wicket off the first ball and Nepal down to their last 2 batters. They need 45 off 14 balls but India would breathe a lot easier now. Smiles have returned on the faces of VVS Laxman and Sairaj Bahutule, but it was wiped away shortly after as Bishnoi misfields and concedes a boundary.Oct 03, 2023 09:41 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Out! But still shoddy from India
India vs Nepal live score: Avesh concedes a boundary off the second ball and Jitesh the fails to collect the ball to give away FOUR byes. Avesh eventually gets Sompal Kami but India are by no means out of the hole just yet.Oct 03, 2023 09:34 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Wicket for Arshdeep but NEP get the hits
India vs Nepal live score: Arshdeep Singh gets the wicket of Sundeep Jora but not before he took a couple of maximums in the over. It's raining sixes as Sompal Kami connects one over the ropes and Nepal believe they can pull off the upset of this century. Still 56 needed off 24 balls. A tough ask but never say never.Oct 03, 2023 09:28 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: WICKET! Bishnoi again
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Huge wicket for India as Airee holes out in the deep. Boy, did India need that. A third wicket for Bishnoi as he skids that one through and Airee fails to connect it as well as he would have liked. He goes for 32 off 15 balls, but before giving Nepal a ray of hope. NEP 122/5 in 14.1 overs.Oct 03, 2023 09:25 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Dube proving costly!
India vs Nepal live score: Shivam Dube isn't the quickest Indian bowler around, so when he drops it short, it's easy pickings for the batters. Dipendra Airee has put pressure back on India with a hat-trick of sixes off Dube, who clearly looks rattled as he has a chat with the captain and Arshdeep Singh. Helps to a certain extent as three give off the final 3 balls. NEP 120/4 with 83 needed off 36.Oct 03, 2023 09:21 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Last 7 overs remain!
India vs Nepal live score: Sundeep Jora gets a six, inside out over sweeper cover but all Nepal manage is 11 off the over in contrast to the asking rate of 15 an over. With 4 wickets down, it will take quite some doing. It's not impossible, but you'd back India to defend 98 off 40 balls.Oct 03, 2023 09:14 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: GONE! Oh splendid catch, IND get two in the over
The asking has become just too daunting and Nepal now starting to crumble. Tripathi takes a skier but parried the ball to Rinku – as he tumbled over the ropes – to take the catch. And two balls later, Bishnoi traps captain Paudel out LBW. Two wickets in the over for the leg-spinner and it's coming all crashing down for Nepal at 4 down for 77.Oct 03, 2023 09:02 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: SIX! Malla goes BIG
India vs Nepal live score: Finally, he unleashed! The type of shot reminiscent of his historic innings against Mongolia last week. Washington Sundar is welcomes with a huge six but he bowls a wonderful comeback delivery, outfoxing the left-hander. 11 off the over, a much-needed one for Nepal, who now need 130 off 60 balls. 10 overs gone!Oct 03, 2023 08:58 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Bhurtel has to depart
India vs Nepal live score: GONE! Sai Kishore takes a six off the first ball but was rewarded three balls later with the wicket of Kushal Bhurtel. A moment to cherish for the left-arm spinner – his first wicket for India.Oct 03, 2023 08:54 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Beginning to slip away for NEP?
India vs Nepal live score: The spinners have been virtually unplayable. Kushal Malla finally gets a four but it's as unconvincing as it gets – through a top edge. Bishnoi and Sai Kishore are in their elements as both Malla and Kushal Bhurtel looks for scoring opportunities. NEP 55/1 after 8 overs. Required rate: 12.33.Oct 03, 2023 08:50 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Sai Sudarshan teasing Bhurtel and Malla
India vs Nepal live score: With his length… nothing else. Lands two in the slot but on both occasions, Bhurtel went for a wild swing without success. The next ball he pulled up his length, leaving Bhurtel clueless. Just 2 off the over. Nepal cannot afford such tight overs when the asking rate is almost 12 an over. Bishnoi returns for his second over and you can't help but wonder that something's got to give.Oct 03, 2023 08:48 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: ZIP and TURN!
India vs Nepal live score: Ravi Bishnoi with a couple of rippers already, but Kushan Malla gets underneath one of the deliveries and punches it through midwicket. But despite that boundary, Bishnoi bowls a tight first over. Six off it as Nepal reach 46/1 at the end of the Powerplay. The required rate continues to climb – now in excess of 11 runs an over.Oct 03, 2023 08:43 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: SIX! Time to up the ante!
India vs Nepal live score: Kushal Bhurtel is still there, and he realises the importance to get going here. A few dot balls from Avesh and Arshdeep but before the required run rate could jump. Bhurtel executes a cut shot for six. It was short and wide, enough for Bhurtel to punish Arshdeep. Then drills a straight drive for a boundary to finish the over. NEP 40/1 after 5 overs.Oct 03, 2023 08:37 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Avesh strikes
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Avesh strikes. Nepal lose Aasif Sheikh, are 29/1 in 3.4 overs. Avesh's second over is greeted with a delightful boundary from Aasif Sheikh. Gives himself space room and smacks it over point for one of flattest sixes ever, but in his quest to do it again, the opener perishes following a nick to the keeper.Oct 03, 2023 08:32 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: FOUR! Bhurtel goes after R Sai Kishore
India vs Nepal live score: Intent from Kushal Bhurtel as he straightaway goes after Sai Kishore, not allowing him any breathing space to settle in. Hits inside out and just gets enough to get the ball to roll through for a four. Nepal 23/0 after 3 overs.Oct 03, 2023 08:28 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: FOUR! Bhurtel on a boundary-spree
India vs Nepal live score: A proper T20 stroke. Walks towards the offside, picks Avesh Khan's first ball and clips it over short fine leg for a boundary. He tried doing that against Arshdeep in the previous over but the ball was short. No problems with the length this time. Oh well, just as we type, he tries it again, but Avesh spot it and bowls it a lot wider. Almost gets a wicket off the last ball as a thick outside edge flies next to the fielder at first slip. Nepal 17/0 after 2 overs.Oct 03, 2023 08:23 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Arshdeep to start proceedings for IND
India vs Nepal live score: The left-arm pace of Arshdeep begins India's defence. A wide gets the chase away, after which Bhurtel smacks a four through covers. Arshdeep loses his line again with another wide down leg but almost gets a wicket with the ball dropping short of mid-off. Nepal 8/0 after the first over.Oct 03, 2023 08:16 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: First innings SUMMARY!
India vs Nepal live score: So 202 is what India finish with, a bloody good score on this surface. After India raced to 50 inside 4 overs, it looked as if India were on course to getting a lot more than 200, but credit to Nepal for fighting back. They picked up 4 wickets for 50 runs, including that of Jaiswal but Rinku Singh in the end, went berserk and got India to go past 200. India have performed their first part well. Can the bowlers stand up in the second? Just us shortly for Nepal's chase.Oct 03, 2023 08:08 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Rinku blasts 37* off 15, India finish in 202/4
India vs Nepal live score: The death overs are not the easiest phase for batters, but for Rinku Singh, it's where he excels. With 4, 6, 4 off the first three balls, Rinku doing Rinku things. A fierce cut for a four, a pick-up stroke for a six. Rinku then slices a low full toss for another boundary. CRACKING stuff. With a six off the penultimate ball, Rinku takes India to 200, and takes a couple more off the last ball. India finish on 202/4. 12 sixes in that innings.Oct 03, 2023 08:01 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: SIX! RINKUUU…
India vs Nepal live score: Nepal could have had their fifth wicket, and the big scalp of Rinku Singh, but the fielder, after taking the catch went landed his left foot over the rope. Results in a six. Shivam Dube then flexes his arms for a six of his own, but misses the last two wild swings. India 177/4 with one over left.Oct 03, 2023 07:59 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: 200 looks tough
India vs Nepal live score: Rinku Singh has announced his arrival with a SIX slapped down the wicket but it will require a lot more from him if India are to breach the 200-run mark. After 17 overs, they are 156/4. Shivam Dube and Rinku are two T20I specialists but on this surface, where strokeplay is difficult, it will take quite some doing.Oct 03, 2023 07:53 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: GONE! 100 and OUT
India vs Nepal live score: Oh dear! Not what India wanted. Jaiswal hits a full toss to the fielder at point who takes a smart catch. The umpires weren't too convinced but the replay suggests there was nothing wrong in that dismissal. India lose a set Jaiswal. Will their pursuit of finishing strong take a hit with this?Oct 03, 2023 07:50 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Jaiswal takes off his helmet! A century he'll cherish
India vs Nepal live score: Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrated his century prematurely as he thought the boundary that he hit was actually a six. The helmet came off even as the umpires checked for the ropes. So when a boundary was actually signalled, Jaiswal could not believe it. None of it matters though as he took a single off the next ball to dispel any doubts. What a knock! He has woken India up early on a Tuesday.Oct 03, 2023 07:46 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: FOUR! Sloppy from NEP
India vs Nepal live score: Sompal squares of Dube, but what looked like a top edge heading towards the fielder, the man at third man makes a mess of it. A misfield for a four. Much-needed for Dube even though it wasn't the most convincing stroke.Oct 03, 2023 07:44 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Paudel with a tidy over
India vs Nepal live score: The Nepal captain completes his second over and it's a pretty clinical one, giving away just five. Shivam Dube is 5 off 7, while Jaiswal too didn't go for any flashy strokes, knowing the importance of his wicket.Oct 03, 2023 07:38 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: CRUNCHED! Jaiswal makes the ball go missing
India vs Nepal live score: HUGE! A slog-sweep off Abinash Bohara goes way beyond the ground and the ball is lost. Causes a brief halt as the officials bring out a new ball. A four and a six from Jaiswal's bat to start the 14th over as he enters the 90s.Oct 03, 2023 07:33 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Another wicket! Whoaaa, HANG ON!
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! SOFT! Jitesh is out caught and bowled. Nepal pulling it back with India now 3 for 119. Jitesh wasn't the same since he copped a blow to his finger first ball. Immediately winced in pain and called for the physio. The magic spray, didn't quite do the magic it seems as Jitesh chips down the wicket to Lamichhane and skies the ball in the air for the former Nepal captain to complete the catch. Interesting period of play this.Oct 03, 2023 07:26 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: GONE! Tilak all over that shot
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! BOWLED HIM! Tilak Varma plays all over that pull shot and is cleaned up for 2 off 10 balls. He too looked a little out of sorts there. Not the same batter who registered scores of 38, 51 and 49 in his first three T20Is not too long ago. Nonetheless, something finally going Nepal's way as India lose their second wicket for 112 in 11.4 overs.Oct 03, 2023 07:24 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Close call!
India vs Nepal live score: Jaiswal and Tilak scamper through for a quick single but it could have been dangerous had it been for a better throw. Jaiswal immediately lets his disappointment evident to Tilak, who called for the run. Hammers his sixth 6 the next ball.Oct 03, 2023 07:19 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Gaikwad's scratchy innings comes to an end
India vs Nepal live score: OUT! Jaiswal mistimes a slog sweep and falls for 25. He never quite got going, did he? Yes, a couple of boundaries in the last over helped but Gaikwad simply couldn't find his rhythm today. Happens to the best. Jaiswal now joined by another in-form batter in Tilak Varma as India lose their 1st wicket for 103 in 9.5 overs.Oct 03, 2023 07:15 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Jaiswal brings up IND's 100 in style!
India vs Nepal live score: Jaiswal gives Dipendra the charge and the ball bounces twice before piercing through the boundary. With that India's 100 is up, inside 10 overs. They are scoring at almost 11 an over. After a long time, Jaiswal missed connecting bat to ball going for a sweep. He is looking to bludgeon everything, which again is a great sign. He needs 28 more for a hundred but all Jaiswal is looking at right now is get as many runs as possible.Oct 03, 2023 07:12 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Finally, Gaikwad comes through
India vs Nepal live score: Having jaywalked to 14 off 18 balls, Ruturaj Gaikwad gets his timing right as he plays a delightful inside-out stroke off Lamichhane to score only his second boundary. Better late than never. However, the next two balls he is crammed for room. Takes the single to put Jaiswal back to strike. One more single, Jaiswal drills the ball through sweeper cover to propel India to 96/0 in 9 overs.Oct 03, 2023 07:08 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: CANRAGE!
India vs Nepal live score: That's how one can sum up this Yashasvi Jaiswal knock. He has sped breezed to 65 off just 28 deliveries. It's pandemonium out there! Karan KC returns for his second spell and gets drilled for back-to-back boundaries. Jaiswal now throwing his bat at everything. India 84/0 after 8 overs.Oct 03, 2023 07:03 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: FIFTY for Jaiswal in no time
India vs Nepal live score: The poster boy of Nepal cricket, Sandeep Lamichhane enters with his leg-spin. But it doesn't matter to Gaikwad and he launches him over long off. Jaiswal brings up a half-century off 22 balls. He is unleashing and how. Follows it with a reverse sweep for another FOUR. It's raining fours and sixes for India, who have stormed to 76/0 after 7 overs.Oct 03, 2023 06:59 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: No timing whatsoever from Gaikwad
India vs Nepal live score: The first real long hop to Jaiswal but the India captain mistimes a pull that falls in no-man's land. Dipendra with a much better over, giving away just two singles. Even Jaiswal kept quiet. India 63/0 after 6 overs.Oct 03, 2023 06:56 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: CUT for FOUR
India vs Nepal live score: Another boundary for Yashasvi Jaiswal, his second four to go with the four sixes he has already smoked. At this clip, Nepal could be in for a long day. Jaiswal can make these 20 overs look almost 50 for Nepal. He is getting a boundary almost every second ball. Meanwhile, his partner Gaikwad is 13 off 14. Abinash Bohara with the second-best over of the innings from NEP's POV with 7 runs conceded.Oct 03, 2023 06:52 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: IND race away to FIFTY
India vs Nepal live score: After three overs of pace went for 38, Nepal have switched to some finger spin through Dipendra Airee, but Jaiswal is in some mood here. Swats a slog sweep from outside off stump and connect his fourth six. Two byes off the next ball bring up India's fifty in double quick time and another Jaiswal pull through midwicket gets India racing to 54/0 after 4 overs.Oct 03, 2023 06:47 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Gaikwad slashes for FOUR, Jaiswal connects third SIX
India vs Nepal live score: Ruturaj Gaikwad gives Sompal the charge and although he was slightly beaten by pace, evident through an edge for four towards third man, he will take it. Missed the pull shot next ball as a huge appeal ensues, the second against him, but no damage done. Jaiswal however is showing no signs of slowing down though, tucks into Sompal for his third six of the innings. After giving away 6 runs in his opening over, the Nepal quick has leaked 17 in his next.Oct 03, 2023 06:41 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: SIX, SIX! Jaiswal is away
India vs Nepal live score: Karan KC pitches it full and Yashasvi Jaiswal's eyes lit up. In the slot and the ball sails away. Pulls up his length the next ball but Jaiswal unleashes a fierce pull shot. India race away to 21/0 after 2 overs. Sign of things to come?Oct 03, 2023 06:37 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Sompal Kami hurries on to Gaikwad, Jaiswal
India vs Nepal live score: Sompal Kami with a brilliant first over. Barring the first ball which was wide, he has stuck to the 4th and 5th stump line. Jaiswal finds the gap on the on side to sneak in a couple more runs but Sompal rushes the India opener the next ball with his speed. Then beats Gaikwad to finish the over in which India scored six.Oct 03, 2023 06:32 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: IND's team is one for the future!
India vs Nepal live score: This team may be filled with youngsters but one that is full of T20 specialists. Unlike the senior men's team, which will be in action later in the day against the Netherlands in a World Cup warm-up, this team under Gaikwad boasts batters who can bowl and bowlers who can bat. Right, here we go! Jaiswal takes strike and it's a wide that gets India going.Oct 03, 2023 06:20 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: NEPAL's PLAYING XI
India vs Nepal live score: Nepal XI - K Bhurtel, A Sheikh (Wicketkeeper), S Jora, G Jha, R Paudel (Captain), K Malla, D Singh Airee, S Kami, Karan KC, A Bohara, S LamichhaneOct 03, 2023 06:15 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: INDIA'S PLAYING XI!
India vs Nepal live score: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (Wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, R Sai Kishore, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep SinghOct 03, 2023 06:09 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: TOSS!
India vs Nepal live score: UPDATE - Ruturaj Gaikwad has won the toss and India have opted to bat first. Say hello to some batting records getting set and smashed! Remember, cricket matches at this year's Asian Games will be counted as official games, which means that runs scored, wickets taken and more will be added to a cricketer's career T20I data. Just a few days back, this very Nepal team set the cricketing world ablaze with their record-breaking total of 314 against Mongolia. Today, they could be at the receiving end of the stick.Oct 03, 2023 06:00 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Yashasvi Jaiswal knows…
India vs Nepal live score: Yashasvi Jaiswal set the record for the fastest fifty in the IPL earlier this year, and followed it with a century on Test debut for India. It's been quite the year for the youngster already, but he must not forget that greater achievements lie ahead. With Rohit Sharma unofficially stepping away from T20Is, Jaiswal would be aware of the fact that he is in direct competition with Gaikwad for that one opening slot, with Shubman Gill all but cementing the other. And that there's a World Cup next year in the USA and the West Indies.Oct 03, 2023 05:50 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: Why Shivam Mavi is not playing the Asian Games
India vs Nepal live score: Shivam Mavi, who last represented India against New Zealand earlier this year and returned decent figures of 2/12 and 1/19 in T20Is, will Unfortunately, missed out on the Asian Games due to a back injury. Initially named in the squad, Mavi was all set to represent India at the Games before his unfortunate exclusion. Akash Deep was subsequently chosen as his replacement, despite earlier reports suggesting Umran Malik's inclusion. Notably, Mavi was not even a part of India's training camp in Bengaluru.Oct 03, 2023 05:40 AM IST
India vs Nepal live score: RINKU MANIA set to take centerstage!
India vs Nepal live score: RINKU SINGH! Remember the name. It became part of every Indian household when the smashed five sixes for Kolkata Knight Riders in the last over of an IPL match earlier this year to win the game for his team. He had to wait, but Rinku finally made his India debut… against Ireland. After not being required to bat in the first game, Rinku bludgeoned 38 off 21 balls including three sixes and two fours to take India to 185/5. This man is T20 personified, and we can only imagine what he might do at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field.Story SavedLive Score