KATHMANDU: In a thrilling encounter at the 19th Asian Games, Nepal fought bravely but ultimately succumbed to India by a margin of 23 runs in the men’s cricket quarter-finals. With a challenging target of 203 runs set by India, Nepal displayed remarkable resilience by scoring 179 runs while losing 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Despite the valiant effort, Nepal fell short in their quest for victory against the formidable Indian team.

After winning the toss, India initiated their batting innings and managed to score 202 runs, losing only four wickets during their allotted 20 overs.

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal achieved a century as the formidable cricket team amassed a total of 202 runs on the scoreboard while losing four wickets within the allotted 20 overs.

Opener Jaiswal achieved this milestone in 49 balls, smashing eight boundaries and sending the ball sailing over the ropes seven times.

His innings came to an end when Abinash Bohara caught him off Dipendra Singh Airee’s delivery in the 16.2nd over.

Likewise, Rinku Singh contributed 37 runs, while Shivam Dube scored 25 runs from 19 deliveries.

On the bowling front for Nepal, Dipendra Singh Airee claimed two wickets, with Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane also taking one wicket each.

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