India A vs Nepal HIGHLIGHTS ACC Emerging Asia Cup: India wins by nine wickets

IND-A vs Nepal: Catch the highlights, score and updates from India A vs Nepal match in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Updated : Jul 17, 2023 19:03 IST

Catch the highlights, score and updates from India A vs Nepal match.
Catch the highlights, score and updates from India A vs Nepal match. | Photo Credit: BCCI Twitter

Catch the highlights, score and updates from India A vs Nepal match. | Photo Credit: BCCI Twitter

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the India A vs Nepal match being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

  • July 17, 2023 18:58
    India continues to top Group B

    With this win, India has gained four points and continue to remain at the top of the Group B with two wins out of two and a net run rate of +3.9.

  • July 17, 2023 18:53
    India 172/1, wins by nine wickets

    Dhruv Jhurel finishes it off in style. A straight six down the ground as India A wins by nine wickets.

    A dominating win for India. Set up by bowlers Nishant Sindhu and Rajvardhan Hangargekar who took four and three wickets respectively. Had a great support by rest of the bowlers as well to restrict Nepal to 167/10 inside 40 overs.

    Abhishek Sharma and Sai Sudharshan then gave India a terrific start to complete push Nepal out of the game. Abhishek slammed 87 off 69 while Sudharshan remained unbeaten on 58. Jhurel came and smacked 21 off 12 balls with the help of two fours and a boundary to finish the game.

  • July 17, 2023 18:52
    India 166/1 in 22 overs

    Only two runs more to win. India cruising to a very comfortable win here.

  • July 17, 2023 18:48
    India 160/1, needs 8 runs to win

    Fifty for Sai Sudharshan! He gets it 47 balls with the help of eight fours. He charges down the ground and hits a straight SIX off Rajbanshi.

  • July 17, 2023 18:45
    151/1, needs 17 runs to win

    First ball for Dhruv Jhurel and he smashes it for a SIX over mid-wicket off Pawan Sarraf. What a hit! Then he hits a late cut for a four. Two beautiful shots. 12 runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 18:38
    India 139/1 in 19 overs

    In the slot and Abhishek sends it for a SIX over long on against Rohit. India vice-captain is also closing in on his century as well as he hits another boundary. He attempts another six but this time the long on catches it. Abhishek OUT on 87!.

    A brilliant innings by the Indian opener. 12 fours and two sixes during the 69-ball innings by Abhishek. Missed out on a memorable hundred.

  • July 17, 2023 18:35
    India 126/0, needs 42 runs to win

    Pawan Sarraf has made sure he doesn’t concede boundaries at least from his end. He’s brought back into the attack and concedes just four runs.

  • July 17, 2023 18:32
    India 122/0 in 17 overs

    Abhishek comes down the ground against Rohit and places it over covers for a four. Five runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 18:29
    India 117/0 in 16 overs

    Gulshan continues and Sudharshan hits him for a four on the first ball. Indian openers have had no issues batting against pacers. Easy pickings for them.

    Beautiful shot by Abhishek. Stand and deliver. Back of the length and hits it over mid-on and it goes long way over the ropes for a SIX.

  • July 17, 2023 18:24
    105/0, needs 63 runs to win

    Captain Rohit Paudel into the attack with his off-spin. Spinners have got a bit off assistance and helped drying up the runs. Only one run from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 18:22
    India 104/0 in 14 overs

    Right arm pacer Gulshan Kumar Jha introduced into the attack. After three good balls, Gulshan bowls a bit too full and Abhishek drives it over covers for a four. 100-up for India! Follows it up with a four towards point. Eight runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 18:16
    India 96/0, needs 72 runs to win

    Abhishek and Sudharshan are dealing in singles here. Not taking any risk when easy singles are on offer. And just when the boundaries started to dry up, Abhishek smashes a pickup shot towards the long on for a four. Follows it up with another boundary in the same region which also brings up his fifty as well in 44 balls.

  • July 17, 2023 18:13
    India 84/0 in 12 overs

    Pawan Sarraf continues. His sixth over on the trot. Four runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 18:10
    India 80/0 in 11 overs

    Left-arm spinner Lalit Rajbanshi comes into the attack. A good over, only four runs from that.

  • July 17, 2023 18:07
    India 76/0 in 10 overs

    In the air but in the gap. Abhishek wanted to drive the ball off Sarraf. He slices it and the ball lands safely between the fielders at covers. Two runs. Turn and bounce on the last ball and Abhishek almost edges it.

  • July 17, 2023 18:03
    India 74/0, needs 94 runs to win

    Down the leg by Kishore and easy boundary for Abhishek. Next ball, the Indian vice-captain punches it for a four towards covers. Another 10-run over for India.

  • July 17, 2023 18:00
    India 64/0 in 8 overs

    A good over by Pawan Sarraf. Only one run in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:57
    India 63/0 in 7 overs

    Two back-to-back fours by Sudharshan. India wants to finish this in a hurry. 10 runs off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:53
    India 53/0, needs 115 runs to win

    High quality batting and fifty-up for India inside six overs! Almost a mix up on the last ball of that over but a poor throw and the pair survives.

  • July 17, 2023 17:50
    India 47/0 in 5 overs

    Right-arm pacer Kishore Mahato into the attack. Cracking shot by Abhishek over point. Short and wide, and the left hander punishes it for a four. Another short ball and Abhishek pulls it for another boundary. Now Sudharshan with his classy short-arm jab and finishes the over with the third four. 13 runs off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:46
    India 34/0 in 4 overs

    Sarraf to continue and Sudharshan pushes another half-tracker for a four through the covers. Good comeback by the spinner after that. Only four runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:43
    India 30/0 in 3 overs

    India finding boundaries easily against the hard new balls. Sompal unable to control his line and length and Abhishek smacks two boundaries. Nine runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:37
    India 21/0 in 2 overs

    Nepal introduces spinner in the second over. Pawan Sarraf with his off spin against two left-handers. Two boundaries in that over by Sudharshan. 11 runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 17:29
    India 10/0, needs 158 to win

    The players are back in the middle. Abhishek Sharma and Sai Sudharshan to open for India. Sompal Kami with the new ball.

    Sudharshan takes the strike. Sompal starts off with a wide down the leg. 10 runs from the first over. A good start for India.

  • July 17, 2023 17:00
    167 all out in 39.2 overs

    Fourth wicket for Nishant Sindhu. He cleans up the lower order. Lalit Rajabanshi top edge the ball and Sindhu gets an easy caught and bowled. Nepal bowled out for 167.

    Solid bowling performance by India. Reduced Nepal for 37/5 inside the powerplay led by Hangargekar and Harshit Rana with the new ball. Nepal fought back on the back of captain Rohit Paudel and Sompal Kami who added 53 runs for the sixth wicket. Then Rohit added another 54 with Gulshan for the seventh wicket to get Nepal past the 150-run mark.

    Nishant was introduced in the 35th wicket and within five overs, got the remaining four wickets.

    India will need 168 runs to win.

  • July 17, 2023 16:58
    167/9 in 39 overs

    Manav continues to beat the batters without rewards. He finally induces an edge only for Abhishek Sharma to drop the catch at second slip. The ball was a bit wide and Abhishek had to dive, he got his hands on the ball but couldn’t hold it. Two runs in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:52
    Nepal 165/9 in 38 overs

    Third over and third wicket for Nishant Sindhu. This time is Sarraf who went for a hard hit and gets the edge to get caught at point. Nepal nine down.

    Induces an edge but the ball is in the gap, two runs. And right after that, another slip has been added. Two runs off that over and a wicket.

  • July 17, 2023 16:50
    Nepal 163/8 in 37 overs

    Manav replaces Parag. He has bowled beautifully throughout the day. Has consistently beaten the bat and challenged the outside edge of the right-handers. A maiden to start his new spell.

  • July 17, 2023 16:46
    Nepal 163/8 in 36 overs

    Sindhu gets Gulshan OUT as well! What bowling change this has been for India. Gulshan tries to slash towards the leg side, gets an inside edge and is caught behind by Dhruv Jhurel. Only one run from that over and a wicket.

  • July 17, 2023 16:44
    Nepal 162/7 in 35 overs

    Parag bowls a frontfoot no-ball and Pawan Sarraf hits it for a four in the square leg region. A full toss on free hit but Sarraf isn’t able to clear the boundary, only a single on that ball. Seven runs off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:36
    Nepal 155/7 in 34 overs

    Nishant Sindhu introduced into the attack. Another left arm spinner. The bowling change works instantly as he gets Rohit Paudel caught behind. Turn and bounce, and Rohit gets faint edge and Jurel takes a good catch. End of a 54-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Rohit and Gulshan.

    Gulshan slogs it towards mid-wicket and the ball bounces just inside the boundary rope. He isn’t stopping. He goes for it again and this time the ball clears the mid-wicket boundary easily. 11 runs off that over and a wicket.

  • July 17, 2023 16:33
    Nepal 144/6 in 33 overs

    Another good partnership building for Nepal. Rohit smashes Parag straight down the ground for four. A great shot. Gulshan too gets into the act and smacks it for a four towards mid-wicket. Fifty partnership as well for the pair for the seventh wicket. 13 runs coming in that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:30
    Nepal 131/6 in 32 overs

    Abhishek continues. Both Rohit and Gulshan continue to keep the scoreboard ticking. Good running between the wickets by both the batters. Eight runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:24
    Nepal 123/6 in 31 overs

    Sharp turn for Parag, Gulshan tries to play it through the covers and gets completely beaten. Jurel is quick behind the stumps and removes the bails, and appeals instantly. Umpires refer upstairs but nothing to worry for the Nepal batter as he gets his toe just at the right time. Not Out.

    Another close call as Rohit goes for slash, gets beaten and almost gets bowled. A good over for India but Nepal batters survive.

    Time for drinks.

  • July 17, 2023 16:20
    Nepal 121//6 in 30 overs

    The spinners are keeping it wicket-to-wicket, asking the Nepal batters to take a risk. Only four runs off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:17
    Nepal 117/6 in 29 overs

    Parag bowls a tight over. Only three runs from that.

  • July 17, 2023 16:15
    Nepal 114/6 in 28 overs

    Abhishek back into the attack. Fifty for captain Rohit Paudel! A brilliant innings under the given circumstances. Kept going for his shots and stabilised the innings for Nepal. Three runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:09
    Nepal 111/6 in 27 overs

    Only one over for Hangargekar and Riyan Parag has been introduced into the attack. After four good balls, Parag bowls one down the leg and Rohit sweeps it fine for a boundary just right of the fine leg fielder.

  • July 17, 2023 16:08
    Nepal 106/6 in 26 overs

    New Gulshan Kumar Jha smacks Manav for a SIX over mid-wicket. The left-hander played it with the spin, bends the knee and takes the aerial route. He goes again, this time towards long-on but doesn’t get the elevation, so only two runs off that.

    A bit expensive over that with 10 runs coming from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 16:00
    Nepal 96/6 in 25 overs

    Just as the wicket falls, Yash Dhull brings in Rajvardhan Hangargekar back into the attack. Interesting move here.

    He comes round the wicket to Rohit. Short and wide, and Rohit smacks it towards backward point for a four. Idea is to bowl short to the Nepal captain.

    Six runs off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:58
    Nepal 90/6 in 24 overs

    Manav is getting some decent amount of turn and it was only a matter of time he got his reward. He traps Sompal in the front of the stumps who was trying to sweep him. A breakthrough for India and Nepal loses its sixth wicket. End of the 53-run stand in 84 balls for the sixth wicket.

  • July 17, 2023 15:54
    Nepal 88/5 in 23 overs

    Rohit goes for a sweep gets the top edge but is lucky the ball went over the slips, two runs. He follows it up with a drive and another two runs for the captain.

    Captain Rohit and Sampal complete fifty-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Six runs from that over by Abhishek.

  • July 17, 2023 15:51
    Nepal 82/5 in 22 overs

    Inside out by Rohit. A great shot and a much-needed boundary for Nepal. Five runs from that Manav over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:49
    Nepal 77/5 in 21 overs

    Rohit and Sompal continue to keep the scoreboard ticking even if the boundaries are hard to find. Four runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:46
    Nepal 73/5 in 20 overs

    Manav is now getting some decent amount of spin to keep the batters in check. Some good old flight, speed, and line & length on display. Only two runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:43
    Nepal 71/5 in 19 overs

    Left-arm spin from both the ends. Abhishek is back into the attack. Sompal goes over covers and the batters run three. Five runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:40
    Nepal 66/5 in 18 overs

    And Rohit goes over mid-on for a four against Manav. Yash Dhull is still adamant to keep the field up and make Rohit take risks. A great bowl by Manav completely beating Rohit and the bowler thought he has got his man only to realise he’s just beaten.

  • July 17, 2023 15:37
    Nepal 60/5 in 17 overs

    India has acknowledged the fact that Rohit has looked solid so far and isn’t afraid to go for the attack. The keeper is standing up to keep Rohit inside the crease. Two runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:32
    Nepal 58/5 in 16 overs

    Another tight over by Manav, who continues to bowl the stump-to-stump line and keeps flighting the ball, not allowing any room to breathe for Nepal batters.

  • July 17, 2023 15:28
    Nepal 55/5 in 15 overs

    Fifty-up for Nepal in the 15th over. Captain Rohit and Sompal Kami have stabilised the innings in the last five overs.

    Nitish has keeper standing up when Rohit is at the strike. He’s still getting a hint of swing and that is enough for Dhull to have two slips in place even in the 15th over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:21
    Nepal 48/5 in 14 overs

    Left arm spinner Manav Suthar into the attack. A classical diagonal run up with a good flight. Not much spin so far. Only one run from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:15
    Nepal 47/5 in 13 overs

    Nitish continues to get a bit of assistance off the pitch. Rohit tries to break the shackles as he comes down the track and smashes one over covers for a boundary. Four runs from that over.

    Time for a drinks break.

  • July 17, 2023 15:11
    Nepal 43/5 in 12 overs

    Rana continues and another tight over. India not giving away any freebies for Nepal to breathe. Only one run from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:03
    Nepal 42/5 in 11 overs

    Nitish Kumar Reddy into the attack. Captain Rohit welcomes him with a solid looking cover drive. Five runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 15:00
    Nepal 37/5 in 10 overs

    OUT! Nepal five down now. Hangargekar again who induces an edge, this time hits top of the bat of Kushal Malla and the ball goes straight into the hands of Abhishek Sharma at point. End of the powerplay as well.

  • July 17, 2023 14:48
    Nepal 35/4 in 9 overs

    Only one over for Abhishek and Harshit Rana is back. Wonder what the thinking was behind that move by captain Yash Dhull.

    OUT! Move works! Bhim chops it onto the stumps. A full and wide delivery, Bhim went for a slash but ends up getting an inside edge and the ball crashes onto the stumps. One run and wicket off that over.

  • July 17, 2023 14:43
    Nepal 34/3 in 8 overs

    Hangargekar strikes again. A back of the length delivery, too close to the body and Dev Khanal went to drive hard off the backfoot but gets an edge and Riyan Parag catches it in the first slip.

    Three slips and a gully in place.

    Another edge but this time played with soft hands by new batter Bhim Sarki and the ball goes for four towards the deep-third region.

    Four runs and a wicket from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 14:38
    Nepal 30/2

    Spinner into the attack. Left-arm orthodox Abhishek Sharma replaces Harshit Rana in the seventh over. A good tight over, only two runs from that.

  • July 17, 2023 14:31
    Nepal 27/2 in 6 overs

    Aasif OUT! Hangargekar induces an edge off Aasif’s bat. A short ball, wide outside off stump. Aasif tries to slash it but gets an edge. Easy catch for keeper Jhurel.

    Captain Rohit Kumar Paudel comes to the crease. A wicket-maiden.

  • July 17, 2023 14:29
    Nepal 27/1 in 5 overs

    Rana bowls a front no-ball. Aasif tries to smack the short and wide ball on the free hit but could only get the ball till deep-third who catches the ball but unfortunately he won’t be out.

    Rana induces an edge off Khanal’s bat but it goes for a boundary towards the deep-third region. Another good over for Nepal: eight runs from that.

  • July 17, 2023 14:22
    Nepal 19/1 in 4 overs

    Dev Khanal drives between the gap of point and cover and follows it up with a straight drive for a four. Two back to back boundaries off Hangargekar. Nine runs from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 14:16
    Nepal 10/1 in 3 overs

    A very close call on the first ball. Dev takes a quick single and could have been runout in the process but the fielder at mid-on misses the stumps. Harshit Rana bowls a wide delivery down the leg and it is too far for Dhruv Jurel to reach, five-wides. Good tight over in the end. Only six from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 14:09
    Nepal 4/1 in 2 overs

    Rajvardhan Hangargekar to share the new ball. Full and wide, and Aasif Sheikh slashes hard for the ball to race away to the boundary towards the deep-third region.

    Pushes his length back and bowls at the fifth and sixth stump line in the next five balls. Only four from that over.

  • July 17, 2023 14:02
    Nepal 0/1 in 1 over

    The players are out in the middle with Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh opening the innings for Nepal. Harshit Rana with the new ball.

    OUT! And Rana strike on the second delivery and traps Bhurtel in front. A hint of movement into the right hander and beats the batter.

    Rana troubles the new batter Dev Kanal as well. A wicket-maiden to start the innings.

  • July 17, 2023 13:49
    Playing XIs

    India A - Sai Sudharsan, Abhishek Sharma, Nikin Jose, Yash Dhull(c), Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Dhruv Jurel(w), Manav Suthar, Harshit Rana, Nitish Reddy, RS Hangargekar

    Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh(w), Dev Khanal, Rohit Paudel(c), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pawan Sarraf, Kishore Mahato, Lalit Rajbanshi

  • July 17, 2023 13:39
    India Playing XI
  • July 17, 2023 13:35
    Toss Update

    Nepal wins the toss and opts to bat.

  • July 17, 2023 13:08
    Today’s matches in Group B

    While India A takes on Nepal at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Pakistan A will play UAE A at P. Sara Oval, Colombo.

  • July 17, 2023 13:03
    India tops Group B

    India currently tops the Group B with two points and a net run rate of +3.255 followed by Pakistan A with a NRR of +1.933.

    Nepal is third in the group with -1.933 NRR while UAE A is at the bottom with -3.255 NRR.

    All the teams have played one match each so far.

  • July 17, 2023 12:56
    India A defeated UAE A in opener

    India A began the tournament with a win over UAE A in the first match riding on captain Yash Dhull’s century in the 176 run chase. The match was set up by Harshit Rana’s four wicket haul that restricted UAE to 175/9 in 50 overs. India, however, chased down the target in just 26.3 overs.

  • July 17, 2023 12:47
    When and where to watch?

    The ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2023 will be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 2:00 PM IST. The match will also be streamed LIVE on the FanCode app and website.

  • July 17, 2023 12:43

    India A: Sai Sudharsan, Abhishek Sharma (vc), Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Yash Dhull (c), Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Akash Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

    Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Arjun Saud (wk), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Bhurtel, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratish GC, Dev Khanal, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Malla, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Surya Tamang, Kishor Mahato, Shyam Dhakal

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