Nepal U19

Nepal U19 suffers a humiliating defeat against India U19

The Nepalese U19 team suffered a humiliating defeat against India U19 in the last group stage match of the ACC U19 Asia Cup on Tuesday. India defeated Nepal by 10 wickets with 257 balls spare.

Nepal ended the U19 Asia Cup 2023 without any victory. They started the tournament with a seven-wicket defeat against Pakistan followed by a 73-run loss against Afghanistan. Meanwhile, India advanced to the semifinal being the runner-up of Group A.

Chasing a mere target of 53 runs, India completed the total in just 7.1 overs without losing any wickets. Arshin Kulkarni smacked 30-ball 43* with the help of five sixes. Adarsh Singh also scored an unbeaten run a ball 13. 

Earlier in the first inning, The Nepalese U19 team was bowled out for a mere total of 52 runs. Invited to bat first at ICC Academy Ground No. 2, Dubai, the Nepalese batters had no answers against Indian pacers in the morning condition. No Nepalese batter were unable to cross a double-digit score as Nepal was bowled out in just 22.1 overs.

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Extras conceded by Indian bowlers (13) was the highest runs scored in the first innings. Number 10 batter, Hemant Dhami scored eight runs whereas Dipak Bohara and Arjun Kumal were also dismissed for seven runs. Dev Khanal and Gulshan Jha could score only 2 and 4 runs respectively.

Raj Limbani was the standout bowler for India, He picked up seven wickets conceding just 13 runs from 9.1 overs. He was superb with the swing and pace. Aaradhya Shukla picked up two wickets whilst Arshin Kulkarni grabbed one.