KANDY – India defeated Nepal by 10 wickets in the fifth Asia Cup match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy on Monday evening to join Pakistan in the super four stage.
Openers Rohit Sharma 74 and Shubman Gill 67 chased down the revised target of 145 runs without losing any wickets and with 17 balls to spare (DLS).
Nepal set a target of 231 runs which was later revised to 145 runs in 23 overs due to loss of time owing to rains.
Player of the match Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Shubman Gill crossed the line with around three overs to spare.
After being asked to bat first in overcast conditions with predictions of rains, Nepal made a solid start with 65 runs opening partnership.
After losing opening partner Kushal Bhurtal at 65, Aasif continued scoring at a steady pace.
But Nepal continued losing wickets with regular intervals on the other end.
After the departure of top scorer Aasif Sheikh at 132 and Gulshan Jha at 144, the lower middle order added valuable runs to take the team score to above 200 mar.
Nepal was all out on 230 runs in 48.2 overs, setting a target of 231 runs for India.
India is in second place with one point in the Group A table after their match against Pakistan ended in no result on September 2 due to rain. Pakistan stand at the top with three points.
Nepal are in third place with no points as they lost their first match to Pakistan last week at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
The match will start at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and 3:00 PM Sri Lanka Time and India Standard Time.
The match will be played at the Pallkele International Cricket Stadium.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve).
Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud
Asia Cup 2023 Live streaming in Pakistan
PTV Sports and TEN Sports channels will broadcast on TV channels. On mobile devices, Tamasha will provide live streaming to viewers as it inked a deal with Ten Sports.
Asia Cup 2023 Live streaming in India
In India, cricket viewers can watch matches on Star Sports while live stream coverage will be available on the Disney+Hotstar platform.
Furthermore, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil SD + HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu SD+HD and Star Sports 1 Kannada will air the event.
Asia Cup 2023 Live streaming in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, Gazi TV will air Asia Cup 2023 event.
Asia Cup 2023 Live streaming in UK
In Britain, TNT Sport 1 will air the event and will also provide live stream servicer on its app to its consumers.
Asia Cup 2023 Live streaming in Australia
Asia Cup 2023 will be aired by Fox Sports while mobile users can watch live streaming on FOXTel app.