India A beat Nepal by 9 wickets in the second match of the Emerging Asia Cup. Abhishek Sharma (87) and Sai Sudarshan (58 not out) were instrumental in this victory. With this win, India’s place in the semi-finals has been confirmed.
In the ongoing Emerging Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka, India A defeated Nepal by 9 wickets in their second match. With this win, India A has reached the semi-finals. This is India A’s second consecutive win. In their first match, India A defeated UAE by 8 wickets. With the win against Nepal, India A has also secured the top position in the points table. Whereas Pakistan is in second place. India A’s next match in the group stage is against Pakistan.
Sai Sudarshan and Abhishek played match winning innings
In the match played in Colombo on Monday, Nepal had given a target of 168 runs to India A while batting first. Nepal’s team was all out for 167 runs in 39.2 overs. In response, the Indian team achieved this target in the 23rd over itself. For India, openers Abhishek Sharma (87) and Sai Sudarshan (58) played match-winning innings.
Dhruv Jurail did a good finish
Chasing a target of 168, India A got off to a great start through Abhishek Sharma and Sai Sudarshan. There was a 139-run partnership for the first wicket between these two players. Abhishek Sharma was dismissed for 87, but Sai Sudarshan remained unbeaten on 58. Dhruv Jurail, who came to bat at number three, remained unbeaten after scoring 21 runs in 12 balls. Jurail hit 1 four and 2 sixes in his innings.
Deadly bowling by Sandhu
India A’s bowlers also played an important role in their second successive victory in the Emerging Asia Cup. Nishant Sandhu bowled fatally for India. He took maximum 4 wickets. Sandhu took 4 wickets for just 14 runs in 3.2 overs. Whereas RS Hungergekar got 3 wickets and Harshit Rana got two wickets. Manav Suther got a wicket.