Rain interrupts Nepal, India matchA half-century from Aasif Sheikh has helped Nepal score 178-6 in 37.5 overs.
Rain has delayed the ACC Asia Cup match between Nepal and India being played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka on Monday.
Winning the toss, India elected to field and have been consistent with their bowling. Nepal have so far put up 178 runs in 37.5 overs at the loss of six wickets.
For Nepal, opener Aasif Sheikh scored 58 run off 97 deliveries.
Sheikh along with his opening partner Kushal Bhurtel put on a 65-run first-wicket partnership.
Bhurtel was the first batter to leave the crease as he was caught by Ishan Kishan off Shardul Thakur’s delivery in 9.5 overs. He scored 38 runs in 25 balls.
Bhim Sharki, who came in third, failed to make his mark and scored just seven runs as he was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja in 15.6 overs.
Skipper Rohit Paudel struggled with the bat as he went out cheaply scoring just five runs. He was caught by his counterpart Rohit Sharma off Jadeja’s delivery in 19.6 overs.
Kushal Malla (2 runs off 5 balls) was sent packing two overs later in 21.5 overs. He was caught by Mohammed Siraj off Jadeja’s delivery.
Aasif was the next batter to return back to the pavilion. He was caught by Virat Kohli off Siraj’s delivery in 29.5 overs.
Gulshan Jha followed Aasif two overs later in 31.5 overs. Jha played a 35-balls 23 before being caught by Kishan off Siraj’s delivery.
Dipendra Singh Airee was on 27 and Sompal Kami on 11 when heavy rain halted the play.