In the fifth match of the Asia Cup 2023, held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka, India had to beat Nepal by 231 runs. Aasif Sheikh and Sompal Kami helped Nepal set a challenging goal of 231 runs. The Asia Cup first-timers got off to a good start because the Blues dropped three catches in the first five overs. This was a chance for them to get off to a great start, but they blew it. Read out complete details about Nepal targets 231 runs for India in Asia Cup 2023 down below.
Nepal targets 231 runs for India in Asia Cup 2023
Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh, who batted first, put up 65 runs before Shardul Thakur struck to give India its first break. Aasif played a sensible innings in which he earned his fifty, but he was out for 58 runs when Mohammad Siraj got him.
Nepal kept losing wickets after Aasif was out, but Kami’s important 48 runs off 56 balls got his team over the finish line. Dipendra Singh Aree and Gulshan Jha also had important cameos, with Aree getting 29 runs and Jha scoring 23.
India’s final group-stage match was today against Nepal. India won the toss and chose to bowl first. Mohammad Shami replaced Jasprit Bumrah on their team.