Asia Cup 2023: India survives early jitters to overpower Nepal

During the Asia Cup match between India and Nepal, an eventful hour unfolded, filled with dramatic twists and turns. It all began when Ravindra Jadeja bowled a flatter delivery with subtle turn to Bhim Sharki. The Nepal batsman attempted a square cut but misjudged Jadeja’s accuracy, resulting in an inside edge that clattered into the stumps. This dismissal highlighted Jadeja’s precision and his ability to restrict batsmen.

What made this hour truly captivating was India’s poor fielding performance. In a span of just five overs, they dropped three catches, allowing Nepal’s openers to start explosively and put India under pressure. However, Shardul Thakur managed to break the opening partnership, slowing down Nepal’s scoring rate.


What added to the intrigue was the fact that spinner Kuldeep Yadav had not yet bowled, presenting a challenge for India’s bowling strategy. Despite the shaky fielding and early Nepalese momentum, India was gradually regaining control as the game progressed.