Nepal exits ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 after decisive defeat against India

Kathmandu: Nepal has been eliminated from the ongoing ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 in the United Arab Emirates after conceding a 10-wicket defeat against India in its final group-stage match today.

The match was organized at the ICC Academy Oval-2. In its first match, Nepal lost to Pakistan by seven wickets. Similarly, it suffered a 73-run defeat against Afghanistan in its second match.

On the part of India, this is its second win in the match. Earlier, it defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets, and suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Pakistan.

In today’s match, chasing the victorious target of meager 53 runs posted by Nepal, India achieved it in 7.1 overs without the loss of wicket. For the winning team, Aarsin Kulkarni hit the highest 43 runs off 30 balls with five sixes and one four. Similarly, Adarsh Singh made 13.

Priorly, invited to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal made 52 runs in 22.1 overs at the loss of all wickets. For it, no batsman hit double digits. Hemanta Dhami made the highest eight runs. Similarly, Dipak Bohara contributed seven, Dipesh Kandel four and Subas Bhandari two. Aakash Chand remained unbeaten on four.

For India, Raj Limbani took seven wickets singlehandedly. Likewise, Aradhya Shukla claimed two, and Kulkarni one.

News Source: Rashtriya Samachar Samiti