And India have won the match by 23 runs. They are through to the semis as they regsiter a comprehensive win over Nepal.
And the wicket-falling trend continues. Nepal looked to score quickly but are falling apart. Avesh gets Sompal Kami before Arshdeep got Gulsan and Nepalare 8 down. 41 needed off 12
And now Arshdeep has joined the party too. He gets Sundeep caught out at long off
His fireworks are over for the day. Bishnoi gets Dipendra Singh caught out. Nepal 5 down
Dipendra Singh is not in a mood to go down without a fight. He has hit a hattrick of sixes as Nepal cross 100. A 21-run over. But Nepal still need 83 more from 36
And Nepal are now losing these wickets in more quick succession. Bishnoi traps Rohit Paudel right infront to get another wicket for India. Nepal 77/4 after 11 overs.
Rinku Singh and Rahul Tripathi have combined to take a beautiful relay catch at the straight boundary ropes. Kushal Malla played this lofted shot down the ground and the two Indian fielders went to grab the ball. Tripathi took the catch before relaying it to Rinku. Nepal 3 down
Sai Kishore strikes now and Nepal are two down. The youngster gets his maiden wicket on India debut. A fuller delivery as Bhurtel looks to play the scoop. He mistimes it and Avesh takes a fine catch at short fine.
Avesh Khan dismissed Aasif to bring much-needed relief for India as Nepal lost their first wicket in the fifth over.
Nepal openers Aasif Sheikh and Kushal Bhurtel got their side off to a rapid start in a chase of 203 runs.
India's innings progression
First 4 overs - 54/0
Next 5 overs - 42/0
Next 4 overs - 23/3
Next 5 overs - 44/1
Last 2 overs - 39/0
Rinku Singh helped India rescue their innings in the end as he smashed four sixes and a couple of boundaries to stay unbeaten on 37 off just 15 balls. Rinku's knock helped India post a challenging score of 202 runs on the board.
Yashasvi Jaiswal departs after reaching his three-figure mark. India will look to press on the accelerator now with Rinku Singh in the middle.
Yashasvi Jaiswal's golden run continued as he slammed his maiden T20I century a couple of months after his first Test hundred for India. Jaiswal reached the landmark in 48 balls after a fantastic start in the powerplay.
Sandeep Lamichhane caught and bowled debutant Jitesh Sharma as India have now lost three wickets for 16 runs after a good start from the openers. India are now 119/3.
Tilak Varma's poor run in T20Is after a good start in the West Indies series continues. Another low score score was recorded by Tilak Varma as he scored just two runs off 10 deliveries.
Does captaincy bring undue pressure for everyone or Indians are specialised in this job? Another captain, another slow start and Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for 25 off 23 after playing a scratchy knock. Dipendra Singh Airee broke the 103-run partnership between Jaiswal and Gaikwad.
Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed his second T20I half-century off just 22 balls as he was just unstoppable on Tuesday, October 3 against Nepal.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was breathing fire at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, Hangzhou as his 20-ball unbeaten 44 helped India score 63 runs in the powerplay while the new captain Ruturaj Gaikwad was tentative.
The Indian team got off to a fast start with Yashasvi Jaiswal continuing from where he left off in the series against the West Indies. Jaiswal has raced off to 42 off just 15 balls as Nepal bowling is looking rather weak.
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh(w), Sundeep Jora, Gulsan Jha, Rohit Paudel(c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Abinash Bohara, Sandeep Lamichhane
Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, R Sai Kishore, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and opted to bat first as India will hope to put up a big score on the board.
India take on Nepal in their first game in the men's cricket event in the Asian Games 2023 as Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes 12th player to captain the Men in Blue in T20Is.
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