New Delhi. The Indian team has managed to make it to the semi-finals by showing a blistering game in the Emerging Asia Cup. After trampling UAE by 8 wickets in the first match, India now won a big 9-wicket win against Nepal. With these two victories, Team India confirmed its place in the semi-finals. After bundling out Nepal for 167 runs, India A team chased down the target in 22.1 overs for the loss of 1 wicket.
The Indian team continues to perform well in the Emerging Asia Cup. Team India registered two blistering victories in two consecutive matches. On Monday, India achieved a big 9-wicket haul against the Nepal team in a one-sided match. Coming out to bat first, Nishant Sandhu, playing for Chennai Super Kings, wreaked havoc on Nepal. He took a total of 4 wickets for just 14 runs in 3.2 overs bowling. At the same time, Under-19 star Rajvardhan Hungergekar took 3 wickets for 25 runs.
Indian openers Sai Sudarshan and Abhishek Sharma made a strong start after stopping Nepal’s team on a small score. Both these openers of the Indian team fiercely washed the bowlers of Nepal and completed their fifty runs. Abhishek Sharma was dismissed for 87 off 69 balls with the help of 12 fours and 2 sixes, while Sai returned unbeaten after playing an inning of 58 off 52 balls. Wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurail played an inning of 21 runs off 12 balls.
India in the semi-finals
Team India is placed in Group B along with Pakistan, Nepal and UAE. India defeated UAE in the first match and then Nepal in the second match. With two out of three matches to their name, India confirmed their place in the semi-finals. In the third league match, Team India has to play against Pakistan team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 20:14 IST