Recent Match Report – India vs Nepal 1st Quarter-Final 2023

India 202 for 4 wickets (Jaiswal 100, Rinku 37*, Airi 2-31) defeated Nepal 179 for 9 for 23 runs (Ari 32, Zora 29, Avesh 3-32, Bishnoi 3-24)

Yashasvi Jaiswal 2023 has already been a memorable one. In May, they broke up Fastest half century in IPL On just 13 balls. In July, his old school 171 in Dominica, which lasted 501 minutes and 387 balls, the longest by an Indian Test debutant. Two months later, in Hangzhou, on a ground that might have reminded them of Mumbai plains In terms of dimensions, he became the youngest Indian to score a T20I century as India defeated Nepal by 23 runs to reach the semi-finals of the men’s competition at the Asian Games.

Jaiswal’s attack was a display of skillful hitting, not goofiness, as he scored exactly 100 off 49 balls. This inning of eight fours and seven sixes was important in India scoring 202 runs for 4 wickets. It seemed that they would get a lot more, but they had to face defeat in the middle overs. Rinku SinghSixes provided the finishing kick.

Nepal proved they are no pushovers with a late cameo Sandeep Jora Bringing the equation down to 56 from 24. At this point, they had hit more sixes (12) than fours (nine), but in their attempt to catch up, they kept losing wickets.

A little more support from one of the top-order batsmen could help them pull off a massive upset. they were quite shocked Ravi BishnoiBag of variations including a skiddy googly in the form of a stock ball and a flipper flying through the deck. His 3 wickets for 24 runs in the middle overs made the task difficult for Nepal. The importance of Bishnoi’s spell increased even more after being hit by the fast bowlers; Their combined figures are 11-0-112-5.

Nepal eventually scored 179 for 9 and performed brilliantly to complete their dream run, which has taken them to the World Cup Qualifiers, Asia Cup and now the Asian Games.

Gaikwad fights, Jaiswal flies

India chose to bat and immediately discovered that the surface was not an easy one to execute strokes on. The deliveries were halting, there was spongy bounce and the batsmen were unable to cross the line. Yet, Jaiswal took the pitch out of the equation – cutting, pulling and hitting terrifying sixes down the ground. When he brought up his half-century on his 22nd ball, Ruturaj Gaikwad was on 14 off 17, escaping a few LBW shouts and looking increasingly excited to take release shots. India had the platform at 96 for 0 in nine overs.


Deependra Singh Airi The Asian Games have already been memorable as they broke world records Fastest T20I half century Against Mongolia. On Tuesday, he took Nepal’s first wicket when Gaikwad edged out a boundary rider while attempting to bowl the ball at deep midwicket. Tilak Verma came in at number three and struggled to put the bat on the ball. Rohit Paudel’s sharp offspin and Sompal Kami’s accuracy kept them calm until they took 2 for 10 in the 12th over. This was the route where Nepal was doing things and India was a bit agitated. This also saw the departure of Jitesh Sharma, who was playing a slightly different role at number 4 here compared to being a death overs finisher in the IPL. India suddenly lost 3 wickets for 16 runs and its rhythm slowed down.

Rinku plays the role of finisher

Shivam Dubey continuously gave strikes to Jaiswal, who completed his century in 48 balls. A scoop that went almost all the way saw him celebrate the historic achievement with enthusiasm, only for the umpires to signal four, which meant he needed one more. He quietly pushed the next one down the leg side to celebrate again. A ball later, he was out to Airy slicing a full toss at short third. India’s score was 150 runs for 3 wickets in 16.2 overs. Rinku, like the players who came before her, took some time to get going, but soon found her hitting range. He hit three sixes and two fours and scored 37 runs in 15 balls, as India finished at 202 for 4; Dubey’s contribution remained 25 consecutively.

Sai Kishore left a mark with teary eyes

On a tour of Sri Lanka in 2021 with a second-tier squad hit by injury and Covid, R Sai Kishore Came within a hair’s breadth of the Indian hat. On Tuesday, he was handed his T20I debut in a much deserved manner; After all he has been a key member of Tamil Nadu’s recent white-ball dominance.

When the national anthem was played, Sai Kishore could not control his tears, but with the ball in his hand, he bowled like an experienced player. He cleverly varied his pace and angles around the wicket to deny Kushal Bhurtail and Kushal Malla. His first two overs cost only eight, and in the third, he got his first T20I wicket when Bhurtel, who was in a very dangerous position, picked out short fine leg in an attempt to scoop a ball that did not have enough pace. Was. In the next few overs, Nepal lost two more overs to Bishnoi, sending the innings into freefall.

Ari, Zora gave hope to Nepal

Even though India’s spinners dominated the batsmen, the fast bowlers kept throwing the ball here and there. Airy revived Nepal’s hopes of a robbery by taking Dubey to the cleaners in the 14th over for a sequence of 0,6,6,6,2,1. They needed 83 runs in six overs with six wickets left. But Bishnoi asked Airy to pull a length ball to long-on, which was bouncing a little more than he expected. When Jora was out in the next over for 29 runs in 12 balls, you thought the game was over. The lower order then had some fun as Arshdeep and Avesh lost their lengths, but by then it was just a question of how close Nepal would get.

Shashank Kishore is senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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