India vs Nepal HIGHLIGHTS, Asia Cup 2023: Rohit, Gill fifties help IND to 10-wicket win, secure Super 4 berth

India vs Nepal HIGHLIGHTS, Asia Cup 2023: Get the score updates of the Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Nepal from Pallekele.

Updated : Sep 04, 2023 23:33 IST

Pallekele: Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill during the Asia Cup match between India and Nepal, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI09_04_2023_000294B)
Pallekele: Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill during the Asia Cup match between India and Nepal, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI09_04_2023_000294B)

Pallekele: Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill during the Asia Cup match between India and Nepal, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI09_04_2023_000294B)

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  • September 04, 2023 23:30
    IND 147/0 in 20.1 overs

    Gulshan strays to the pads and the ball races off Gill’s pads down the ground for FOUR - India beats Nepal by 10 wickets and qualifies for the Super 4s.

  • September 04, 2023 23:26
    IND 143/0 in 20 overs

    Gill drives the ball to cover and a misfield fetches him a single. A single to follow. Full toss and Gill finds the cover fielder once again. Gill works one to long-on for a single.

  • September 04, 2023 23:21
    IND 140/0 in 19 overs

    Gulshan strays to the pads and Gill flicks the ball past mid-wicket for two runs. Short and Gill punches the ball through cover for one run. Gulshan hits the deck and gets the ball to shoot up from length, beating Rohit’s outside-edge. Width from Gulshan and Rohit stands deep and creams the ball through point for FOUR.

  • September 04, 2023 23:17
    IND 133/0 in 18 overs

    Gill drives the first ball to long-on for a single. Rohit attempts to make room for a cut but he gets an inside-edge for a single.

  • September 04, 2023 23:14
    IND 130/0 in 17 overs

    Karan maintains a tight line and Rohit fails to clear the off-side ring. A couple of single for the batters. In the slot and Rohit gets one in his zone. He smokes it over long-off for another SIX.

  • September 04, 2023 23:07
    IND 120/0 in 16 overs

    Lamichhane tails one short and Gill sweeps the ball behind square-leg for FOUR. FIFTY for Gill off 47 balls. He follows up with a single. Rohit attempts a paddle and gets away with a half-hearted stroke and a single. Nepal reviews for a leg-before. No bat involved but the ball is sliding down leg. The decision will eventually turn to a leg-bye.

  • September 04, 2023 23:01
    IND 113/0 in 15 overs

    Rajbanshi continues. He starts with a wide and the batters sneak in a bye. Short from Rajbanshi and Rohit whacks it away from his presence, deep into the stands for another SIX. Change of bats for Rohit and he taps the next ball through cover for a single. Four singles to follow.

  • September 04, 2023 22:57
    IND 101/0 in 14 overs

    Kushal Malla into the attack. A couple of dots an Malla pushes the ball fuller. Gill dances down and pumps the ball down to long-off for FOUR.

  • September 04, 2023 22:52
    IND 96/0 in 13 overs

    Sompal strays down leg and Gill tucks it fine behind square for FOUR. A couple of singles to follow. Sompal goes straight and Gill drives the ball to long-on for another single. Short from Sompal and Rohit wallops the ball through cow corner for FOUR and he brings up his FIFTY off just 39 balls.

  • September 04, 2023 22:48
    IND 85/0 in 12 overs

    Airee drops short and Gill guides the ball down to long-on for a single. Rohit mistimes a cut and gets away with a single. Gill taps another ball down the ground for one run. WOW, HITMAN! Length outside the off-stump and Rohit sits on one knee and swats the ball away over deep mid-wicket for a massive SIX. How nonchalant was that.

  • September 04, 2023 22:48
    IND 76/0 in 11 overs

    Third over for Sandeep Lamichhane, who hasn’t been able to get his range right, so far.

    He gets the better of Gill with one that turned a mile. But Rohit has his number. First with a pull shot off a short ball which runs away for a four and then a slog sweep for a massive six.

  • September 04, 2023 22:44
    IND 64/0 in 10 overs

    Dipendra Airee is the next bowler to have a go at the Indian openers. The Indian openers take some time to get used to his fastish off-breaks. Just three singles from the over.

  • September 04, 2023 22:41
    IND 61/0 in 9 overs

    Lamichhane continues and this time Gill takes him on. Full from the spinner and Gill steps down to loft it away for a six straight down the ground.

  • September 04, 2023 22:38
    IND 52/0 in 8 overs

    Rajbanshi with his third over and once again, the Indian openers opt to play it safe against him.

    Rohit slahses one to the off-side for a double and that brings India to its fifty.

  • September 04, 2023 22:34
    IND 45/0 in 7 overs

    Sandeep Lamichhane introduced. Rohit Sharma welcomes him with reverse sweep, but it is stopped from running away to a boundary.

    But Rohit gets his boundary, this time with a conventional sweep shot. He keeps it going with another sweep shot, which narrowly evades the outfielder for the first six of the innings.

  • September 04, 2023 22:30
    IND 33/0 in 6 overs

    Rajbanshi continues on. Indian openers unwilling to take risks against the spinner. Manages to take just two singles in it.

  • September 04, 2023 22:27
    IND 31/0 in 5 overs

    Third over for Karan. He offers some width and bounce to Gill, who slashes it through the covers for a boundary. Rohit Sharma adds another boundary, with a paddle scoop.

  • September 04, 2023 22:22
    IND 22/0 in 4 overs

    Spin introduced for Nepal. Left-arm spinner Lalit Rajbanshi into the action. He starts around the wicket. Accurate stuff from him. Gives away just three runs.

  • September 04, 2023 22:19
    IND 19/0 in 3 overs

    Karan KC continues his over. Rohit and Gill start with singles. Karan keeps things tight to close out the over with three dot balls.

  • September 04, 2023 22:14
    Indian openers are back

    Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma are back in the middle and India’s chase resumes.

  • September 04, 2023 22:03
    Play to resume at 10:15 PM

    The inspection is over and the umpires are satisfied. Play will resume at 10:15 PM.

    India’s target will be 145 runs in 23 overs.

  • September 04, 2023 21:42
    A glimmer of hope
  • September 04, 2023 21:35
    Weather Update

    Rain has stopped and the covers have gone off. The umpires feel there is a slim chance of finishing the game, dependant on the rain and how fast the ground can be dried out.

  • September 04, 2023 21:31
    Before the rain came
  • September 04, 2023 21:19
    And the rain continues

    Just when you thought the covers were going to come off, the rain returns.

  • September 04, 2023 21:07
    More weather updates
  • September 04, 2023 20:57
    ODI World Cup: No surprises expected in India squad

    Prasidh Krishna and Tilak Varma — the two additional members of India’s 17-member squad along with Sanju Samson, the travelling reserve, are set to miss out from India’s ODI World Cup squad. The 15-member squad is set to be announced on Tuesday, the last day of the deadline to submit the squad.

    World Cup 2023: No surprises expected in Team India’s squad announcement

    With the exception of Krishna and Tilak, the names playing in the ongoing Asia Cup are expected to feature in the 15-member squad for the quadrennial event as well.

  • September 04, 2023 20:56
    Weather Update

    There’s still a steady drizzle. Covers aren’t going off anytime soon.

    -Dhruva Prasad

  • September 04, 2023 20:56
    Asia Cup 2023 points table

    Asia Cup 2023 points table: Sri Lanka advances to Super 4 with 2-run win over Afghanistan; India, Pakistan, Bangladesh through also

    Asia Cup 2023 points table: Group A comprises of India, Pakistan and Nepal while group B includes Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

  • September 04, 2023 20:34
    Not so encouraging news from the ground
  • September 04, 2023 20:32
    In case you were wondering

    Duckworth-Lewis-Stern or DLS method explained

  • September 04, 2023 20:19
    3rd over - RAIN STOPS PLAY

    Length from Karan and Rohit breaks the shackles by charging down and lifting the ball down the ground for FOUR and the rain comes pelting down again. The groundstaff are back with the covers.

  • September 04, 2023 20:14
    IND 13/0 in 2 overs

    Sompal Kami from the opposite end. Hint of movement off the deck and Shubman Gill leans into a blistering cut through cover for FOUR. Short from Sompal and Gill slices through cover-point for another FOUR. Beaten this time! A touch fuller from Sompal and the ball zooms past Gill’s outside-edge. Straighter this time and Gill gets an inside-edge onto the pads. Width again and Gill slams it through cover for another FOUR. A snorter to finish. Gill prods forward but Sompal surprises him with a quick, rising delivery that rushes onto the keeper.

  • September 04, 2023 20:12
    IND 1/0 in 1 over

    Karan KC with the first over for Nepal. He starts with a wide against Rohit Sharma.

    Karan jags one back and strikes Rohit on the pads. Strong shouts for LBW. Nepal reviews it unsuccessfully. Karan once against hits Rohit on the pads. But this time Nepal doesn’t review.

  • September 04, 2023 19:59
    Accurate as usual from Jaddu
  • September 04, 2023 19:35
    NEP 230 all out in 48.2 overs

    Karan dabs Siraj down to third for a single. Siraj to Rajbanshi, OUT! Cleans him up and India bowls Nepal out for 230. A commendable effort from Nepal with the bat, helped by an underwhelming performance on the field by the Indians.

    Lalit Rajbanshi b Mohammed Siraj 0 (3b)

  • September 04, 2023 19:29
    NEP 229/9 in 48 overs

    Shami to Sompal, OUT! A superb catch from Kishan. Thick outside-edge flying off Sompal’s blade and Kishan leaps to his right to complete the catch. Sompal misses out on a well-deserved fifty. Karan KC is in at 10. OUT! Run out. A mix-up between the batters and Lamichhane falls. He taps the ball to cover but is sent back and a fine throw from sub Axar Patel helps Kishan flick the bails in quick time. Lalit Rajbanshi is the last man. Can Shami wrap it up in this over? Shami sends one in towards the middle-stump but Rajbanshi gets some wood on it.

    Sompal Kami c †Ishan Kishan b Mohammed Shami 48 (56b 1x4 2x6); Sandeep Lamichhane run out (sub [AR Patel]/†Ishan Kishan) 9 (17b

  • September 04, 2023 19:25
    NEP 227/7 in 47 overs

    Steep bouncer from Siraj and Sompal gets a top-edge over Kishan and reels in another two runs. Short from Siraj and Sompal wallops it over square-leg for another SIX! What a shot.

  • September 04, 2023 19:19
    NEP 216/7 in 46 overs

    Width from Hardik and Sompal slaps the ball over backward point and finds two runs. Lamichhane steps out and swats a short ball behind short-fine-leg for a single. Length from Hardik and Sompal muscles the ball over deep mid-wicket for SIX!

  • September 04, 2023 19:12
    NEP 205/7 in 45 overs

    Siraj returns. Lamichhane slaps the ball towards mid-off for a single but is sent back. A direct-hit from the fielder at the striker’s end offers a single and an overthrow adds another run. Rohit is livid with the effort.

  • September 04, 2023 19:10
    NEP 202/7 in 44 overs

    Hardik overpitches and Lamichhane clears his leg and slaps the ball right past the bowler for two runs. 200 up for Nepal. A quick bumper and Lamichhane gets some wood on the ball past the keeper for a single.

  • September 04, 2023 19:05
    NEP 197/7 in 43 overs

    Kuldeep loops one in and Sompal sweeps the ball to deep square-leg for a single. Lamichhane gets off the mark with a single to long-off. Kuldeep drifts one in and hits the pads as Sompal misses out on the sweep. Stifled appeal but India decides against a review. Change of pace and Kuldeep beats Sompal on flight. Kishan flicks the bails in a flash but the batter is well within the crease. A single to finish and Kuldeep bowls out with figures of none for 34.

  • September 04, 2023 18:59
    NEP 194/7 in 42 overs

    Hardik to Airee, OUT! Plumb in front. Hardik sends in the leg-cutter and Airee plays around it as the ball thuds into the front-pad. Nepal reviews but it’s three reds on the replay. Sandeep Lamichhane is in at 9. Hardik keeps it full and straight and Lamichhane fails to find a gap. He taps one to cover and sets off but is sent back by his partner. Lamichhane is not pleased.

    Dipendra Singh Airee lbw b Pandya 29 (25b 3x4)

  • September 04, 2023 18:53
    NEP 194/6 in 41 overs

    Kuldeep into the attack. He starts with a length delivery towards the middle-stump and Sompal blocks it out. Short and wide and Sompal rocks back to cut behind point for two runs. Kuldeep overpitches and Sompal gets a thick outside-edge while attempting a slog-sweep. Sloppy effort from Shami running down towards third concedes three runs. Another single. Kuldeep tosses one out and Sompal drives it to deep cover for two runs. Sompal brings up the 50-run stand with another single.

  • September 04, 2023 18:51
    NEP 184/6 in 40 overs

    Hardik maintains a sharp line outside the off-stump and Sompal fails to pierce the gaps. Four dots on the trot. Hardik tails one in and Sompal clips it to deep square-leg for a single.

  • September 04, 2023 18:47
    NEP 183/6 in 39 overs

    Jadeja to bowl out. Fuller ball sliding in and Sompal sweeps it behind square for two runs. A couple of singles to follow. Sompal retains strike with another single.

  • September 04, 2023 18:45
    NEP 178/6 in 38 overs

    The players are back on. Airee to see out the last ball of Hardik’s over. Fuller ball outside the off-stump and it beats the outside-edge on the way to the keeper.

  • September 04, 2023 18:37
    Play to resume at 6:45 PM IST

    Play to resume at 6:45 PM IST. The players are all in readiness to get back on.

  • September 04, 2023 18:22
    Inspection at 6:30 PM IST

    We could resume play at 6:45 PM IST if the rain stays away for good. No reduction in overs as things stand.

  • September 04, 2023 17:52
    Pouring in Pallekele
  • September 04, 2023 17:42
    38th over - RAIN STOPS PLAY

    Hardik into the attack. Short outside the off-stump and Sompal ramps the ball over the keeper down towards long-stop. Shardul covers ground from third and makes a mess of the save, sending the ball straight through for FOUR. Short again and Airee swats the ball in front of square for two more runs and the groundstaff look ready with the covers once again. The rush in to properly cover the pitch this time and we’re in for a delay.

  • September 04, 2023 17:40
    NEP 171/6 in 37 overs

    Jadeja fiddles with his lengths and pace but the batters play him around the field for a couple of singles. No air of risk at the moment and every run counts.

  • September 04, 2023 17:35
    NEP 168/6 in 36 overs

    Shami pushes the ball in and Airee gently flicks it to the on-side and reels in two runs. Excellent running between the wickets. Shami pitches up and once again Airee flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for two runs. Beaten! Change of pace outside the off-stump and Airee hangs his blade out as the ball whizzes past the edge. Width outside the off-stump and Airee cuts the ball beautifully through point for FOUR.

  • September 04, 2023 17:32
    NEP 158/6 in 35 overs

    Change of ends for Jadeja. Jadeja pitches full and Airee drives gorgeously with the turn through extra cover for FOUR. Jadeja angles it into the pads and Airee drills the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • September 04, 2023 17:30
    Brief rain delay

    The groundstaff are rushing in with the covers and once again the rain dies down as they approach the centre. And play continues.

  • September 04, 2023 17:24
    NEP 151/6 in 34 overs

    Shami returns. Shami maintains a firm line around the middle-stump and Sompal does well to fend them off. Full and wide and Sompal leans into a breezy drive through cover. Two runs and Nepal brings up 150. Shami follows up with a steep bouncer and the umpire deems it a wide. A dot to finish.

  • September 04, 2023 17:21
    NEP 148/6 in 33 overs

    Kuldeep into his eighth, a slip and leg-slip in place. Kuldeep loops one in and Sompal gets a leading-edge towards point. Fuller outside the off-stump and Sompal prods forward for a neat block. Four dots on the trot now. Kuldeep comes around and slides it in. Sompal sweeps the ball down to backward square-leg for a single. Airee sees out the last ball with a flick to mid-wicket and finds two.

  • September 04, 2023 17:12
    NEP 145/6 in 32 overs

    Siraj continues to waver with his lengths. He bangs one short of good length and offers room to Gulshan who slashes past point for FOUR. Siraj to Gulshan, OUT! One to the hands this time. Siraj pitches up and finds the outside-edge from a hard drive from Gulshan. Regulation catch behind the stumps and Kishan does no wrong this time.

    Gulsan Jha c †Ishan Kishan b Mohammed Siraj 23 (35b 3x4)

  • September 04, 2023 17:08
    NEP 140/5 in 31 overs

    Kuldeep comes around the wicket and loops one in and Airee leans forward to drive through cover for FOUR. A single to follow as Kuldeep switches sides.

  • September 04, 2023 17:06
    Covers on and off!

    A light drizzle has forced the groundstaff to storm in with the covers. Hold on. And they’re instantly taking them back as the Indian players stay put while the drizzle fizzles out.

  • September 04, 2023 17:00
    NEP 134/5 in 30 overs

    EDGED and FOUR! Siraj finds the outside-edge off Gulshan but the ball just bumps short of Gill at first slip and trickles down to the fence for a boundary. A single to follow. Siraj to Aasif, OUT! A tame end to his vigil. Siraj finds the leading-edge of a short delivery and the ball lobs up past Kohli who leaps in the air and completes a one-handed catch. Dipendra Airee is in at 7.

    Aasif Sheikh c Kohli b Mohammed Siraj 58 (97b 8x4)

  • September 04, 2023 16:58
    NEP 127/4 in 29 overs

    Kuldeep maintains a shorter length and the batters rotate strike by picking the gaps for ones and twos. Four from the over

  • September 04, 2023 16:50
    NEP 123/4 in 28 overs

    Siraj returns. FIFTY for Aasif as he flicks Siraj through square-leg for a single. A stoic knock with a smattering of reprieves. Gulshan gets an outside-edge down to third for a single. Siraj strays to the pads and Aasif clips the ball off the pads behind square for FOUR. He rotates strike with another run. FOUR more! A fine shot from Gulshan as he counters Siraj’s quick bumper with a superb ramp over the keeper.

  • September 04, 2023 16:48
    NEP 112/4 in 27 overs

    Kuldeep lands one in the blockhole and Aasif digs it out towards long-on for a single. He moves to 49. Kuldeep drifts one in and sharply and beats the inside-half of Gulshan’s blade. A stifled appeal from the keeper and Rohit at first slip. Just a single from the over.

  • September 04, 2023 16:46
    NEP 111/4 in 26 overs

    Jadeja continues to skim through his overs. Loops one in and Gulshan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Quicker delivery and Aasif rocks back to cut behind point but a superb dive from Shardul denies a boundary. Beaten. Jadeja sends one in flat across the line and beats Gulshan’s wafting blade outside the off-stump. Kishan flicks the bails and the umpire goes up for a stumping referral. Not Out.

  • September 04, 2023 16:43
    NEP 109/4 in 25 overs

    Kuldeep contiues on from over the wicket. No respite for the Nepal batters as Kuldeep continues to stem the run flow with his accuracy. Just a single from that over.

  • September 04, 2023 16:40
    NEP 108/4 in 24 overs

    Jadeja with his sixth over. Gulshan drives one through the covers and gains three runs from it. Couple more singles and Jadeja closes off the over.

  • September 04, 2023 16:37
    NEP 102/4 in 23 overs

    Kuldeep continues to keep the pressure on from the other end.

    New batter Gulshan struggles against Kuldeep’s left-arm spin, but survives the over. Maiden for Kuldeep though.

  • September 04, 2023 16:33
    Another wicket for Jadeja

    Jadeja drifts one it and new batter Kushal Malla tries to loft him over the infield. But he can’t clear Siraj at mid off. Fourth wicket down for Nepal.

    Kushal Malla c Mohammed Siraj b Jadeja 2 (5b 0x4 0x6)

  • September 04, 2023 16:31
    NEP 99/3 in 21 overs

    Width from Kuldeep and Aasif Sheikh crunches it through covers for a four. The Nepal opener has been rock steady so far and will be looking to continue on.

  • September 04, 2023 16:26
    Sharp catch from Rohit Sharma

    Jadeja from the other end for India. Pin point stuff from Jadeja around the wicket. He is offering no breathing space for the Nepal batters and he is rewarded with another wicket. Paudel slashes at one and Rohit Sharma takes a reflex catch at first slip.

    Rohit Paudel c Sharma b Jadeja 5 (8b 0x4 0x6)

  • September 04, 2023 16:23
    NEP 89/2 in 19 overs

    Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. Nepal batters are guarded against him. Aasif Sheikh defends the first five balls. But he tries to play an aggressive sweep shot and is trapped it front. The umpire gives it out, but once agains they review it and once again the decision is overturned.

  • September 04, 2023 16:18
    NEP 89/2 in 18 overs

    Slightly short from Jadeja and Paudel cuts it behind point for a double to get off the mark. Just four runs from that over for Nepal.

  • September 04, 2023 16:15
    NEP 85/2 in 17 overs

    Nepal skipper Rohit Paudel is the new batter.

    Shardul with a bouncer against Aasif Sheikh, who manages a top edge, which runs away for a four. Another short ball from Shardul and Sheikh pulls it, with absolute control, for another four.

  • September 04, 2023 16:10
    Jadeja Strikes!

    Jadeja gets the second wicket.

    Flat and outside the off. Bhim Sharki swipes at it and can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps.

    Bhim Sharki b Jadeja 7 (17b 0x4 0x6)

  • September 04, 2023 16:06
    NEP 73/1 in 15 overs

    Shardul Thakur with his third over. Shakri and Aasif scamper home for a quick double. Siraj was slow in the outfield and the duo took full advantage of it. Four runs from the over.

  • September 04, 2023 16:02
    NEP 69/1 in 14 overs

    Hardik Pandya with another maiden over against Aasif Sheikh. Sharp, accurate stuff from the right arm pacer.

    Spin introduced in the form of Ravindra Jadeja. Sharki takes a single off Jadeja’s first ball. The left hander runs through the over.

  • September 04, 2023 15:54
    NEP 67/1 in 12 overs

    Shardul with his second over. He too keeps things tight. Starts with three dot balls. Sharki gets off the mark with a single in the fourth ball.

  • September 04, 2023 15:51
    NEP 65/1 in 11 overs

    Bhim Sharki is the new batter for Nepal.

    Hardik Pandya continues. Better over for him as he holds Aasif Sheikh down for a maidnen.

  • September 04, 2023 15:45
    Shardul breaks opening partnership

    Shardul comes in and Bhurtel tries to go after him straight away. Lofted shot, not in control. But it lands in the vacant outfield. Nepal openers sneak in a double.

    Short from Shardul and Bhurtel pulls it, easily, over the fine leg fence for a six. But that is the last of Bhurtel as he edges the next one to Kishan.

    Kushal Bhurtel c Ishan Kishan b Thakur 38 (25b 3x4 2x6)

    Shardul breaks a partnership again.

  • September 04, 2023 15:40
    NEP 53/0 in 9 overs

    Hardik replaces Shami. First ball is on the money. Good length and slightly swinging in and it hits Bhurtel on the pad. The umpire gives it out.

    Nepal reviews and is saved as it was missing the leg stump. Bhurtel celebrates his life with a flicked four on the leg side. Aasif Sheikh joins the party. He smashes Hardik over covers with a lofted shot for another four.

  • September 04, 2023 15:34
    NEP 42/0 in 8 overs

    Siraj against Sheikh. Starts with a couple of dot ball, before he goes with a short ball. Pulled away for a four. Next up, it is on the pads and clipped away. Another four for Nepal. This is probably not what India expected when it won the toss.

  • September 04, 2023 15:30
    NEP 34/0 in 7 overs

    Fourth over for Shami. He gets five dot balls past Aasif Sheikh, who has been the quieter of the two Nepal openers. Last ball of the over, they sneak in a single to prevent a maiden over for Shami.

  • September 04, 2023 15:26
    NEP 33/0 in 6 overs

    Full and straight from Siraj and Bhurtel leans forward in the drive. CLASSY BOUNDARY!!

    There is more. Siraj attacks with a bounce and Bhurtel is quick to bring out the pull shot. FIRST SIX OF THE DAY!! Strong start from Nepal.

  • September 04, 2023 15:22
    Sloppy stuff from India
  • September 04, 2023 15:21
    NEP 23/0 in 5 overs

    Shami continues. And we have another drop catch.

    This has to be the easiest of the three. Edged down the leg side from Bhurtel and Kishan somehow manages to let it go through his hands. And that runs away for four.

  • September 04, 2023 15:16
    NEP 18/0 in 4 overs

    On the pads and full from Siraj and Sheikh cooly flicks it away for a boundary. Classy shot from the Nepal opener. Siraj goes short and it is awkardly fended away by Bhurtel. Luckily for him, it lands in no-man’s-land.

    Siraj cloeses out the over with three dot balls.

  • September 04, 2023 15:12
    NEP 12/0 in 3 overs

    Second over for Shami. Aggressive from Bhurtel as he dances down the pitch to clip a good length delivery over the infield on the leg side. Three runs there. Nepal batters have been more or less untroubled so far.

  • September 04, 2023 15:08
    NEP 8/0 in 2 overs

    Another dropped catch. Siraj forces a mishit from Sheikh. Should have been a regulation catch for Kohli. But it somehow slips out of his hand at short cover.

    To make it worse Nepal gets four leg byes after Siraj drifts down the pads. Not the start India would have wanted.

  • September 04, 2023 15:05
    NEP 4/0 in 1 over

    Shami gets a tinge of swing straight up. But there isn’t any bounce as the first ball barely reached Ishan Kishan. Both Bhurtel and Aasif get off the mark with singles.

    Dropped! Shami gets an edge off Bhurtel, but it is dropped by Shreyas at second slip.

  • September 04, 2023 15:00
    Match begins

    Nepal openers make their way out into the middle.

    Shami with the first over for India.

  • September 04, 2023 14:48
    Nepal Playing XI

    Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Bhim Sharki, Sompal Kami, Gulsan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan Chhetri, Lalit Rajbanshi

  • September 04, 2023 14:42
    Covers are off
  • September 04, 2023 14:37
    Drizzling at Pallekele
  • September 04, 2023 14:34
    Toss Update

    India wins the toss and elects to bowl first. And just after that, it starts drizzling at Pallekele.

  • September 04, 2023 14:33
    India Playing XI out

    India - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj

  • September 04, 2023 14:27
    Ishan Kishan increases India’s selection headaches- Takeaways from India v Pakistan Asia Cup washout
  • September 04, 2023 14:26
    What happens if India vs Nepal Asia Cup 2023 match is washed out today?

    India and Nepal will share a point each if their Asia Cup 2023 match in Pallekele is washed out on Monday. India will thereby qualify for the Super Fours stage alongside Pakistan while Nepal will be eliminated from the tournament.

  • September 04, 2023 14:18
    Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez on Indian team’s chances at the ICC ODI World Cup
  • September 04, 2023 13:57
    Good sign for cricket fans

  • September 04, 2023 13:47
    We have plans to tackle superstars Kohli and Rohit, says Nepal skipper Paudel

    “When the game starts and we get on the ground, both teams will want to win. After that, it will be a fanboy moment where the game closes and we get an opportunity to talk with the senior players from India and learn from them. Virat Kohli is an inspiration for all of us. His work ethic and discipline, both on and off the ground, is an inspiration,” Paudel said during a press conference on Sunday, ahead of the game against India.

    However, Paudel knows he has a job at hand and needs to put his admiration aside.

    “Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been superstars for the country for the last 10 years. We have been making plans for how to tackle them. Everybody is doing their homework and hopefully we’ll deliver,” he added.

  • September 04, 2023 13:33
    Full Squads

    India: Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Hardik Pandya (Vice-capt.), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, K.L. Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.

    Nepal: Rohit Paudel (Capt.), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan K.C., Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish G.C., Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud.

  • September 04, 2023 13:20
    No Bumrah today for India

    Asia Cup: Bumrah returns to India citing personal reasons

  • September 04, 2023 13:14
    Game on!
  • September 04, 2023 13:10
    Live Streaming Info

    What time will the IND vs NEP Asia Cup 2023 match start?

    The India vs Nepal Asia Cup 2023 match will start at 3:00 PM IST on Saturday, September 4.

    Where can I watch the IND vs NEP Asia Cup 2023 match today?

    The India vs Nepal Asia Cup 2023 match will be telecast live on the Star Sports network and will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.

  • September 04, 2023 13:08

    On the eve of India’s Asia Cup opening tie against arch-rival Pakistan, captain Rohit Sharma had stated he would prefer to have a “happy headache” of selecting the best possible combination after having all his first-choice players available.

    Despite the anticipated potboiler ending up as a damp squib at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday night, the action that was witnessed presented the Indian men’s cricket team’s management with a new selection dilemma.

    Ishan Kishan made a stunning mark in an unfamiliar position, thus staking a claim over the wicketkeeper-batter’s position in the middle order, even after K.L. Rahul joins the squad in Colombo next week.

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