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Asia Cup: India vs Nepal Match 5 highlights [VIDEO LINK]

How did India manage to survive this? This was one hell of a jump scare! India and Nepal played the 5th game of Asia Cup 2023 in Pallekelle. Like on Saturday, this show was affected by rain as well. Things could have gone south if the DL method had gone against India.

Check: Asia Cup 2023 Points Table

But the right decision on the toss and excellent bowling by the Indian team saved the day today. How did things unfold? Who was the star performer, and what were the critical moments during the match? Let’s watch the highlights to know better.

Match details

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossIndia, elected to field first
MatchNepal vs India
TournamentAsia Cup 2023
Player Of The MatchRohit Sharma
Match number5
Date4 September 2023
UmpiresPaul Wilson
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV UmpireRichard Illingworth
Reserve UmpireJayaraman Madanagopal
Match RefereeJavagal Srinath

First innings – Nepal 230/10

  • The fielding was atrocious, with three catches lost in the first five overs and several fumbles. Apart from Jadeja, the bowling was likewise mediocre.
  • However, Nepal deserves entire credit. They played brave cricket and put up a total on the board. The openers took advantage of the early reprieves and quickly established a 65-run stand.
  • After that, they lost a few wickets, but Aasif Sheikh maintained one end and reached his fifty.
  • At 144/6, it appeared India would bowl them out for less than 200 runs, but Kami and Airee added a 50-run partnership.
  • Kami landed a few hits at the finish to get them to 230.

Read: Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023

NEPAL 230-10
Aasif Sheikh 58 (97)Ravindra Jadeja 3-40
Kushal Bhurtel 38 (25)Mohammed Siraj 3-61
Sompal Kami 48 (56)Mohammed Shami 1-29

Second innings – India 147/0

  • The rain tried once more to ruin the game, but we were able to play due to the groundstaff.
  • The second innings was cut to 23 overs, and India’s revised aim was 145.
  • When rain delayed the chase, Rohit and Gill plundered 17 from 2.1 overs.
  • When play resumed, the pair took their time before unleashing.
  • Rohit dispatched the pacers Karan and Komi before gravitating toward the spinners.
  • He went to fifty in 39 balls, while Gill scored fifty in 47.
  • The pair succeeded, chasing the mark with 17 balls to spare.
  • Nepal made every effort, but India’s dominance was simply too much to bear.

Read: India Squad for Asia Cup 2023

INDIA 147-0
Rohit Sharma 74 (59)Kushal Malla 0-11
Shubman Gill 67 (52)Lalit Rajbanshi 0-24
RESULT India won by 10 wickets

Man of the match

It was a well-deserved award by Rohit. The skipper has been in a loose form for some time. However, his show today was pretty great. It was like watching the old Rohit Sharma back in action. Chasing such a target is difficult when the ball is moving and dancing. However, Rohit has carried his back in this make-shift T20 match.

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