Bhurtel Hits a Six Out of Stadium: Rohit Sharma-led India is scheduled to play the 5th match of Asia Cup 2023 on September 4 against Rohit Paudel-led Nepal at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
The Nepal cricket team will be locking horns against India for the first time in international cricket.
Bhurtel Hits a Six Out of Stadium Against Siraj’s 140Kph
The Asia Cup debutants started off on a good note against Pakistan in the tournament opener. After dismissing both the Pakistani openers inside seven overs, they managed to keep a lid on the scoring rate in the first half of the innings.
With Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed’s centuries, Pakistan scored 342 runs and handed a 238-run defeat to Nepal. On the other hand, the much-awaited India vs Pakistan clash ended with no result after rain interrupted the game.
India who decided to bowl first made a sloppy start in their first bowling inning in the Asia Cup 2023 tournament by dropping 3 catches within 5 overs. India’s first match of the tournament ended with no result after rain interrupted the match against Pakistan.
With many expectations floating around regarding the Indian bowling attack in the Asia Cup, Bumrah skips the match against Nepal and will rejoin the team for the Super 4 round.
In the absence of Bumrah, the Board decided to include Mohammed Shami in the playing 11 for the match against Nepal.
The incident took place in the 3rd ball of the 5th over where Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh were at strike against Siraj. Bhurtel who scored a boundary on the 2nd delivery struck a SIX off the very next delivery while the ball deposited outside the stadium.
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The winner of the match will progress to Super Fours and the loser gets eliminated. The forecast at Pallekele once again isn’t great. If the match gets washed out, India will go through to the next round.
On winning the toss, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said: “We are gonna bowl first. No particular reason. We batted in the last game. We want to see what the bowlers have in offer for us. I don’t know about the weather. We just want to have the bowlers to have a game under the belt”.
“The way we batted under pressure, Hardik and Ishan batted brilliantly. Ishan showed a lot of maturity and took the game on as well. Good signs for us. It’s another important game for us. One change. Bumrah is not available, we’ve got Shami in place for him”.
Nepal team captain Rohit Paudel said, ” We were looking to bowl as well due to the overhead conditions. Today is the biggest day for Nepal cricket. Great opportunity for us. One change, in place of Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki comes in”.
As of now, Nepal scored 178 runs for 6 wickets loss in 37.5 overs where Dipendra Singh Airee and Sompal Kami scored 27 and 11 runs respectively.