India post 203 runs target for NepalIndian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scores a century off 49 balls.
India have set a 203-run target for Nepal in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China on Tuesday.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century as the cricket powerhouse notched up 202 runs on the board at the loss of four wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Opener Jaiswal reached the feat off 49 balls with eight fours and seven sixes. He was caught by Abinash Bohara off Dipendra Singh Airee in 16.2 overs.
Rinku Singh made 37 runs as Shivam Dube and Ruturaj Gaikwad made an equal 25 runs.
For Nepal, Dipendra Singh Airee took two wickets as Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane chipped in with a wicket each.
The Rhinos progressed into the last eight of the T20I as Group A winners with a records-smashing 273-run win against international cricket debutants Mongolia, followed by a comprehensive 138-run victory over the Maldives.
India—who received a direct entry into the quarters based on their T20I rankings as of June 1, 2023—have fielded a second-string side.
But their squad features promising youngsters in captain and Chennai Super Kings player Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rinku Singh, Punjab Kings’ leading wicket-taker Arshdeep Singh and Rajasthan Royal’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored a century in his Test debut against the West Indies in July.
This is the third time in three months Nepal are playing against an Indian cricket team.
Nepal lost to India A team by nine wickets in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup on July 17. Nepal then suffered a 10-wicket defeat against eventual champions and India’s first team featuring Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi in the Asia Cup 2023 Group A match on September 4.