- October 03, 2023 09:5120th over
Dube will bowl the final over, 30 needed off 6 balls. Dube starts off well, bowls two good dots. After five consecutive dots, Karan slots one past the boundary line to get a SIX off the final ball of the match. I NDIA WINS BY 23 RUNS!
- October 03, 2023 09:48WNEP 173/9 in 19 overs
Half tracker from Avesh and that’s hit hard by Karan for SIX! Change of pace from Avesh, shorter delivery this time but it takes an outside edge off Karan and runs past Jitesh for a FOUR. Fuller this time from Avesh, Lamichhane digs it high but this time it’s straight to Sai Kishore, who completes his third catch of the match! Lamichhane walks back
- October 03, 2023 09:41WNEP 162/8 in 18 overs
ARSHDEEP STRIKES ON THE FIRST BALL! Gulshan Jha departs. It was full, Jha cleared his feet but fails to make proper connection as he picks out Jaiswal at long on. FOUR off the final ball, thanks to Bishnoi’s misfeld at long off
- October 03, 2023 09:40WNEP 156/7 in 17 overs
Avesh is into the attack, replaces Bishnoi. Short and outside off, Jha uses his feet to shuffle around and smack it over extra cover for a FOUR. Lack of pace from Avesh decieves not only the batter, but also the keeper who misses it, four byes. BUT AVESH STRIKES ON THE LAST BALL! Sompal miscued one that went high and Sai Kishore completed a wonderful catch with his diving effort
- October 03, 2023 09:30CNEP 147/6 in 16 overs
Arshdeep back into attack. Jora slots it straight to collect a SIX off the very first ball. And that’s another massive blow! Back of the length delivery and Jora picks up the length early, rocks back and dispatches outside the ground. JORA PLAYS A LOFTED SHOT BUT THIS TIME STRAIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF JAISWAL. Gulsan Jha is in at eight. Full outside off and Sompal carves it over point for a SIXSundeep Jora c Jaiswal b Arshdeep Singh 29 (12b 1x4 3x6) SR: 241.66
- October 03, 2023 09:26NEP 128/5 in 15 overs
Bishnoi is into the attack. He needs to restrict the run flow as Dipendra is capable of takin the game away single handedly, we saw that in the match against Thailand, where he broke Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest T20 fifty. JUST AS WE SPEAK BISHNOI STRIKES, DIPENDRA WALKS BACK! Dipendra looked to take the ariel route but the ball came faster than expected, he mistimes and hits it to Sai kIshore, who completed the catch. Sompal in at sevenDipendra Singh Airee c Sai Kishore b Ravi Bishnoi 32 (15b 0x4 4x6) SR: 213.33
- October 03, 2023 09:216NEP 120/4 in 14 overs
Dube continues. Short and slightly on the legside, Dipendra smacks it into the stands for a SIX. MAKE THAT 2/2, this time through the leg side via a pull! ANOTHER ONE! Three sixes off three balls, Dube opts for a slower one, Dipendra comes down the track and flat bats it for another six! Dube attempts a yorker but Dipendra coverts it into a low full toss and flicks it on the legside, two fielders are needed to stop that from running away for a four
- October 03, 2023 09:18NEP 99/4 in 13 overs
Sai Kishore into the attack, replaces Bishnoi. Jora gets hold of an over pitched delivery as he opts for the ariel route over covers to collect a SIX! A lot more of those needed if Nepal is planning on getting near the target
- October 03, 2023 09:126NEP 88/4 in 12 overs
Shivam Dube is into the attack. Dipendra welcomes him with a SIX over fine leg! Short from Dube, Dipendra tries to pull it but the ball is kept low than expected, it takes a deflection off the bat and crashes on to Dipendra’s helmet.
- October 03, 2023 09:06CNEP 77/4 in 11 overs- Bishnoi strikes twice
Bishnoi replaces Sai K. Just outside off, Kushal gives room for himself and tries to break through third man but fails, there’s a mixup in the middle as Paudel runs half way through and has to rush back before Bishnoi could get the ball, the throw was mediocre in the end for it to test Paudel’s athleticism. Kushal goes straight with a lofted shot but a superb work from Tripathi on the boundary rope to feed Rinku the ball, who completes the catch without fuss, KUSHAL WALKS BACK! Dipendra Airee walks in at five. THAT’S TWO IN AN OVER, PAUDEL IS LEG BEFORE!
- October 03, 2023 08:596NEP 73/2 in 10 overs
Washington Sundar into the attack now, replaces Bishnoi. Kushal changes gears this time, Straight from Sundar, Kushal clears his legs and connects it well over long on for a SIX!
- October 03, 2023 08:54CNEP 62/2 in 9 overs
Sai K continues. Bhurtel picks the line correctly and he lofts it square of the wicket for a SIX! SOFT DISMISSAL! BHURTEL TRIES TO PLAY THE SCOOP BUT HANDS IT TO AVESH AT SHORT FINE! Skipper Paudel walks in at fourKushal Bhurtel c Avesh Khan b Sai Kishore 28 (32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 87.5
- October 03, 2023 08:51NEP 55/1 in 8 overs
Bishnoi decieves Kushal with a wrongun, Jitesh completes the catch and there’s a huge appeal from the Indians but the umpire says it was off Kushal’s pads. A couple of singles and that’s 50 up for Nepal. Fuller outside off, googly this time as well, Malla tries to sweep but it takes an outside edge but goes beyond third man for a FOUR
- October 03, 2023 08:49NEP 48/1 in 7 overs
Sai Kishore back into the attack. Just two singles from the first five deliveries, excellent over from the Indian. He tops it off with a dot to end the over
- October 03, 2023 08:43NEP 46/1 in 6 overs
Ravi Bishnoi into the attack now, replaces Avesh. Slip in place for Kushal. Kushal plays against the turn and lofts one over midwicket for a FOUR
- October 03, 2023 08:396NEP 40/1 in 5 overs
Arshdeep back into attack, replaces Sai Kishore. Straight and short from Arshdeep and Bhurtel latches on to it to loft it past the boundary rope for a SIX! Bhurtel goes straight this time as he drives one for a FOUR to finish the over
- October 03, 2023 08:34NEP 30/1 in 4 over
Avesh continues on this end. Starts of with a quick one that slid inside to beat Sheikh for pace. Just outside half and Sheikh slashes it hard over covers to get a FOUR! AVESH HAS THE LAST LAUGH AS SHEIKH NICKS ONE TO JITESH! Kushal Malla, the centurian against Mongolia, is in at three. Avesh takes it away first up for Kushal and he misses, dot to end the overAasif Sheikh c Sharma b Avesh Khan 10 (6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 166.66
- October 03, 2023 08:294NEP 23/0 in 3 overs
Sai Kishore is into attack to bowl his first international over, replaces Arshdeep. Outside off, Bhurtel opens the face of the bat and slots it over covers for a four. Straight this time, Bhurtel lofts it to long off for a double
- October 03, 2023 08:244NEP 17/0 in 2 overs
Avesh Khan into the attack. Slightly outside off, Bhurtel anticipates it and plays a ramp shot to collect a FOUR! Three quick dots to follow. Fuller length this time, Bhurtel slashes at it but takes an inside edge and would’ve ran towards the boundary if not for Sai Kishore’s effort at short fine leg. Outside off this time, Bhurtel tries to loft but it takes an outside edge and flies just out of reach of the slip fielder for a FOUR!
- October 03, 2023 08:174NEP 8/0 in 1 over
Nepal is all set for the run-chase, with Arshdeep opening with the ball. Bhurtel and Sheikh open for Nepal. Runs on the scoreboard straightaway as Arshdeep bowls one wide down the legside. Back of the length this time and Bhurtel smacks it through extra covers for a FOUR! Much straighter this time and it’s a dot. Ashdeep takes it away from Bhurtel this time, the batter swings and misses. Good set of variations from the Indian. Another WIDE down the legside. Eight from that over
- October 03, 2023 08:046IND 202/4 in 20 overs
Bohara to bowl the final over. Outside off and Rinku throws his bat hard at it and gets an outside edge but that doesn’t matter as the ball flies over short third man for a FOUR! This time he manages to hit it clean but even better, its a SIX! Rinku is doing what he does best, follows it up with another FOUR as he lofts it through covers over the infield! Carnage. Lot of room, Rinku slashes at the ball but it takes a bottom edge and goes towards the keeper but they manage to pick a quick single. Wide outside off, Dube leaves it alone, goes to the keeper and Rinku steals a single. THAT’S ANOTHER SIX FROM RINKU AND HE HELPS INDIA REACH 200, clean hitting! Short this time and Rinku connects well but a wonderful piece of fielding from Dipendra on the boundary keeps it from going for a six. Rinku settles for a double, superb finish for India
- October 03, 2023 08:006IND 177/4 in 19 overs
Paudel into the attack, replaces Dipendra. Short for Rinku and he latches on to the ball and slots it deep, the fielder completes the catch but goes past the boundary rope, SIX! Dube makes it two sixes off the over as he goes straight off a fuller length delivery! Two swings and misses from Dube as India gets 14 runs off that over
- October 03, 2023 07:546IND 163/4 in 18 overs
Bohara into the attack, replaces Dipendra. Rinku gets into action, comes down the track for a straight delivery and clears the boundry with ease, SIX! Two dots to follow
- October 03, 2023 07:51WIND 157/4 in 17 overs
Dipendra into the attack. Jaiswal comes down the track and lofts, he doesn’t get the desired connection and the ball goes into the hands of Paudel, there’s a check for no ball but the wicket stands, JAISWAL WALKS BACK AFTER A WELL MADE CENTURY. Rinku is in at six.Yashasvi Jaiswal c Bohara b Airee 100 (49b 8x4 7x6) SR: 204.08
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- October 03, 2023 07:43100IND 149/3 in 16 overs
Sompal replaces Bohara. Short ball finds the leading edge off Dube and runs towards third man to make things worse, Avinash misfields at the edge of the boundary rope to concede a FOUR! ANOTHER FOUR for Jaiswal and he celebrates prematurely, thinking it crossed the rope! And this time he gets a single and can celebrate his century at last! 100 off just 48 deliveries for Jaiswal
- October 03, 2023 07:41IND 138/3 in 15 overs
Paudel replaces Lamichhane. Three singles off the first three deliveries. Five runs from that over
- October 03, 2023 07:356IND 133/3 in 14 overs
Bohara into the attack, replaces Sompal. Dube gets off the mark with a single. Full and straight, Jaiswal dances down the track and lofts it through covers for a FOUR! Just outside off, Jaiswal gets down on his knees and heaves into the legside for a SIX! Looks like the ball went out of the park as umpires are asking for a replacement. On the pads this time, Jaiswal digs towards legside for a single, the youngster is currenly unbeaten at 93 and is on his way to become the youngest Indian to score a T20I century
- October 03, 2023 07:29CIND 119/3 in 13 overs
Lamichhane replaces Paudel. Two quick singles from the Indians. Another wicket falls as JITESH IS CAUGHT AND BOWLED, India on the backfoot suddenly. Shivam Dube walks in at five. Good couple of overs for Nepal as it not only restricted run flow but also has found breakthroughsJitesh Sharma c & b Lamichhane 5 (4b)
- October 03, 2023 07:23BIND 116/2 12 overs
Sompal into the attack, replaces Dipendra. There’s swing and bounce, Tilak tries to push it towards point but misses, dot. Dipendra continues to bowl short and this time HE GETS THE MAN, Tilak tries to pull it but the ball wasn’t short enough and takes an inside edge to crash on to the stumps! TILAK WALKS BACK FOR JUST 2. Jitesh Sharma is in at four. Another short one but this time the ball hits Jitesh on the gloves, the batter looks like he’s in pain, medical assistance is required. Four to finish the over as Jitesh is off the mark in style
Tilak Varma b Sompal Kami 2 (10b)
- October 03, 2023 07:196IND 111/1 in 11 overs
Nepal skipper Paudel is into the attack, replaces Lamichhane. Strarts off well with four dots on the trot. Fuller this time, Tilak digs deep to defend and steals a quick run, if the throw had been better, Jaiswal would’ve been in trouble on the other end. Outside off from Parudel and Jaiswal comes down the track to despatch it into the stands for a SIX!
- October 03, 2023 07:13CIND 104/1 in 10 overs
Dipendra back into the attack, replaces Karan. Fuller delivery and Jaiswal comes down the track and goes straight to collect a FOUR and that’s 100 up for India. DIPENDRA BREAKS THE PARTNERSHIP, RUTURAJ HAS TO WALK BACK. That was full and on off stump, Ruturaj takes the ariel route but fails to clear the boundary as the ball goes straight into the hands of Nepal skipper Paudel. Tilak Varma is in at threeRuturaj Gaikwad c Paudel b Airee 25 (23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 108.69
- October 03, 2023 07:104IND 96/0 in 9 overs
Lamichhane continues. Outside off, Ruturaj uses his feet and lofts it throug covers for a FOUR in style, trademark Ruturaj shot this. An aggressive field set for Ruturaj as a slip fielder comes in. And that almost worked as Ruturaj tries to play a cut off a short delivery, only to mistime it but the ball falls safe as the Indians get a quick single. Another single to follow. On the fifth stump line for Ruturaj and that’s slapped for yet another four, the Indian skipper is getting a move on finally
- October 03, 2023 07:064IND 84/0 in 8 overs
Karan replaces Dipendra. Full length delivery and Jaiswal brings the bottom hand into play and lofts it just over the cover fielder for a FOUR. That’s another one, this one was short and wide, Jaiswal latches onto it and slots it towards backward point for a FOUR! On one side, Ruturaj is finding it hard to connect but Jaiswal is on a league of his own, keeping the scoreboard constantly ticking
- October 03, 2023 06:596IND 76/0 in 7 overs
Sandeep Lamichhane into the attack, replaces Bohara. Outside off and Jaiswal slaps it through backward point but a superb fielding effort from Karan on the boundary restricts it to just two runs. FIFTY FOR JAISWAL as he goes down the track and despatches one into the stands. Slightly straighter this time but Jaiswal thinks out of the box and brings in the reverse sweep to get a FOUR! Man is unstoppable!
- October 03, 2023 06:58IND 63/0 in 6 overs
Dipendra continues. Goes short on his second ball, Ruturaj tries to loft it over long on but mistimes it and to his advantage, the ball falls in no man’s land. What an over, just two from it as Ruturaj struggled to find his feet
- October 03, 2023 06:544IND 61/0 in 5 overs
Abinash Bohara replaces Sompal. Bohana picked a six-wicket haul against Maldives in Nepal’s previous match. Starts off well with a dot. Slightly outside off, Jaiswal give room for himself and slaps through extra covers for a FOUR! Ruturaj steals a single off the last ball from a misfield and will retain strike
- October 03, 2023 06:486IND 54/0 in 4 overs
Dipendra Airee replaces Karan on the other end. Slightly fuller on the legside and Jaiswal flicks it for a single. ANOTHER SIX! JAISWAL ON A ROLL! A bit shorter this time and Jaiswal slaps it over long on. Similar delivery to follow and this time it turns and beats Jaiswal but also beats the slip fielder, good work in the deep as a certain four is saved. Another couple of runs to follow, AND THAT’S 50 FOR INDIA. Jaiswal picks up a FOUR to finish the over. Superb start for India
- October 03, 2023 06:436IND 38/0 in 3 overs
Sompal continues. Starts off with a shorter delivery that catches Jaiswal off guard, he tests his shot but it falls safe from the inner circle fielders, single from it. Outside off, Ruturaj slashes it and it takes an outside edge and flies towards the boundary, FOUR! Sompal plays with the line, straight this time and skidded in, crashes onto Ruturaj’s pads, Nepal appeals but nothing from the umpire. Another short pitched delivery and Jaiswal pulls it high over midwicket for yet another SIX! A single to follow. Down the leg side this time and Ruturaj just helps it past the point fielder for a FOUR! The openers are dealing in boundaries!
- October 03, 2023 06:386IND 21/0 in 2 overs
Karan is in to bowl the next. Starts off well as he gets a hint of movement but Jaiswal manages to collect a single. Lot more straighter this time and that swung quite a but and crashes onto Ruturaj’s pads, huge appeal from Nepal but the umpire isn’t convinced, the replay also showed the ball hitting just above knee roll. Half tracker from Sompal and Jaiswal capitalises and lofts it over long on for a SIX! Down the legside this time but the result is the same, yet another six and this time it’s a pull through legside! Single to complete the over. Good over for India, 15 from that over
- October 03, 2023 06:34IND 6/0 in 1 over
Sompal gets a sloppy start as he attempted to test Jaiswal on the pads but the ball skids away, the keeper fails to collect it and the Indians steal a bye, two wides. Straighter this time and Ruturaj drives it to the cover fielder for a single. Sompal continues to bowl to the pads and this time, Jaiswal flicks it deep past midwicket for a double. Outside off for Ruturaj, it’s a drive and a miss. Good first over, six from it
- October 03, 2023 06:31And we are underway!
Skipper Ruturaj has come in to open the innings alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal. Sompal opens with the ball
- October 03, 2023 06:26Why did India opt to bat first?
The stadium, Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field, established in 2021, has hosted two men’s T20Is in the past and both of them came in this edition of the Asian Games. Nepal is already accustomed to the groud as it secured a massive 273-run win against Mongolia in its campaign opener, where records were broken left, right and center.
As far as the second match is concerned, that was also a high scoring affair. Malaysia put 268 runs on board and registerd a 194-run win against Thailand. So it’s not a surprise that India has opted to bat first, Ruturaj’s men will look to put on a commanding win. Exciting first innings ahead
- October 03, 2023 06:17Preview
The Indian men’s cricket team will kickstart its Asian Games campaign against Nepal on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the cricket tournament.
The Men In Blue are playing the quarterfinals directly due to them being a top-ranked T20I side. Nepal defeated Maldives by 138 runs in its Group A match to qualify for the quarterfinals.
The Indian men’s side, making its Asian Games debut will be looking forward to repeating the heroics of the women’s side, which won a gold by defeating Sri Lanka in the final by 19 runs while defending a small total of 117 runs. It was also the debut of women’s team in the continental event.
- October 03, 2023 06:13Playing 11s
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma, Rinku Singh, Sai Kishore, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
Nepal: Rohit Kumar Paudel, Mahamad Asif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Abinash Bohara, Gulshan Kumar Jha, Sundeep Jora, Sompal Kami, Karan Kc, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Malla’
Jitesh Sharma and Sai Kishore get their first international caps for India
- October 03, 2023 06:07TOSS
Ruturaj Gaikwad wins toss and elects to bat first! Expect a lot of runs today
- October 03, 2023 05:45Here’s what head coach Laxman had to say ahead of the quarterfinal
- October 03, 2023 05:32Streaming/telecast information
When and where does the Asian Games cricket quarterfinal between India and Nepal happen?
The Asian Games cricket quarterfinal between India and Nepal will be played at Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field in Hangzhou on Tuesday at 6:30am IST. The toss will take place at 6am IST.
Where can I watch the Asian Games cricket quarterfinal between India and Nepal?
The Asian Games cricket quarterfinal between India and Nepal can be live streamed on the Sony LIV app/website and will also be telecast on the Sony Sports Network.
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