The first match of the Indian men's cricket team in the Asian Games 2023 was against Nepal. In the quarter-final match, India defeated Nepal by 23 runs and made it to the semi-finals. India won the toss and batted first and scored 202 runs. In response, Nepal team could score only 179 runs.
India has defeated Nepal by 23 runs. With this, Team India has made it to the semi-finals. In the quarter-final match, India won the toss and batted first and scored 202 runs for four wickets. Yashasvi Jaiswal made the maximum contribution of 100 runs. Rinku Singh scored 37 runs, Rituraj and Shivam Dubey scored 25-25 runs. Deependra Singh took two wickets for Nepal. Sompal Kami and Lamichhane got one wicket each. In response, Nepal's team could score only 179 runs after losing nine wickets. Deependra Singh scored the maximum 32 runs. Sandeep Jora and Kushal Malla contributed 29 runs, Kushal Bhurtel contributed 28 runs and Karan contributed 18 runs. Because of this, Nepal team was successful in giving competition to India.
Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan took three wickets each for India. Arshdeep got two wickets and R Sai Kishore got one wicket.
After reaching the semi-finals of the Asian Games, India may now face Bangladesh. This match will be played on 6 October. Actually, the winner of the match between Bangladesh and Malaysia will play the match with India. In such a situation, considering the strengths and weaknesses of the teams, Bangladesh seems to have the upper hand. Remember that in the tournament, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have got direct entry into the quarter-finals in the men's cricket event, while Nepal made it to the last-8 by defeating Mongolia and Maldives in the group stage.