ACC Emerging Teams Cup August 20, 2013

All-round India thump Nepal

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India Under-23s 268 for 5 (Rahul 88, Yadav 65, Regmi 3-90) beat Nepal Under-23s 184 for 8 (Sagar 52*, Bawne 3-36, Bumrah 2-35) by 84 runs
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An all-round display from Suryakumar Yadav helped India Under-23s secure a comprehensive 84-run victory over Nepal Under-23s in Group A of the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore.

Yadav, the Man of the Match, smashed eight fours and two sixes during his 39-ball 65, and together with Ankit Bawne, added 90 for the fourth wicket, before providing the breakthrough for India with the ball by dismissing opener Anil Mandal in the 18th over.

India, put to bat first, were in firm control throughout the match, and got off to a bright start as the openers Lokesh Rahul and Unmukt Chand struck nine fours and four sixes during a 118-run opening-wicket stand. Rahul made 88 off 123 deliveries and Chand hit a 77-ball 61 to take India to a position of strength. Left-arm spinner Basant Regmi took three wickets for Nepal, but conceded 90 runs in his 10 overs, as Yadav's late onslaught took India to a competitive 268 for 5 .

Nepal never really got going in their run-chase, as tight and incisive bowling from the Indian spinners curtailed the flow of runs. Bawne was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 3 for 36, while medium-pacer Jasprit Bumrah played the ideal foil, taking the wickets of Regmi and Subash Khakurel.

With the exception of Sagar Pan who made an unbeaten 52 batting deep at No.9, none of the other batsmen produced any significant scores, as Nepal were restricted to 184 for 8 in their 50 overs.

Sri Lanka Under-23s 235 for 8 (Jayasuriya 101, Aziz 3-39) beat UAE Under-23s 205 for 9 (Saqib 71, Anwar 53, Jayaratne 3-36) by 30 runs

In Group B, Shehan Jayasuriya's 101 proved the difference as Sri Lanka Under-23s completed their second win of the tournament with a 30-run win over UAE in Singapore. Sri Lanka elected to bat, with the openers compiling 57 for the first wicket. Once Udara Jayasundera fell in the 12th over, wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella and Jayasuriya added a further 45 to the score.

From there, however, wickets would fall at regular intervals, as Jayasuriya played the anchoring role. Sri Lanka eventually reached 235 for 8, with Jayasuriya bringing up his century in the 43rd over to add to his previous knock of 85. Nasir Aziz was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 39.

UAE started abjectly, losing opener Abdul Shakoor for a duck. Despite an 83-run partnership for the third wicket, UAE were under the cosh through the course of their innings. Saqib Ali (71) and Shaiman Anwar (53) were the only batsmen to provide any resistance, as UAE struggled to keep up with the required rate. They reached 205 for 9 at the conclusion of their 50 overs.

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  • Dummy4 on August 21, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    if Afghanistan beat India 70 run Afghan and India will qualify otherwise Pak and india go ahead

  • Biwek on August 20, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    # Detail Calculation for Chances of Nepal to qualify in next round if Bat first

    >>Written by BK

    Following condition is required to Nepal if bat first.

    Condition I: If Nepal put target of knock the Pak. by the margin of 100 runs then India win by 1 run or any low margin against Afg. sufficient to qualify for us.

    Condition II: If Nepal put target of knock the Pak. by the margin of 50 runs then India win by 50 runs or chase the target of Afg. within 35 overs able to qualify for us.

    Condition III: If Nepal able to beat the Pak. just by 1 run then India should win over Afg. by 100 or chasing the target within 25 overs makes us able to qualify for us.

    Jai Nepal !!!

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    Sandeep Warrier seems to be a nice prospect.People are talking about his quick pace and raw talent.His stats seems to be quite impressive in all formats.All he needs at the time is proper exposure so that he can rectify his technical faults and improve as a player.If he can swing the ball at a good pace,he can be an assest for India in next World Cup. Other impressive performer was Suryakant Pradhan.He is just 19 and already he has destroyed many batting line-ups in limted-overs matches.He has an economy less than 5 in T20s and average of 9.85.He can bat also. I'm very much excited about these two.

  • Binu on August 20, 2013, 12:47 GMT

    Sandeep Warrier is very impressive again,But given only 4 overs,he took 2 wickets

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    I had expected some tough fight back from Nepal team but it was almost one sided clash, more than talent psychological pressure played vital role in today's match. it clearly indicates that Nepal need some more match exposure with strong sides like India, Pak, SL, BD even with AFG.. I feel 4 practice matches with SL u23 before the tournament was a good decision, team Nepal benefited by this for sure the tight nail biting match against AFG can be taken for example..and 184-8 against India was also good sign.. Once getting temporary ODI status the things will be easy for Nepal because after getting ODI status ICC will increase its donation and Nepal will get many opportunities to play with test cricketing nations,, As a whole I can see a good future of Nepal Cricket... All the best Nepal for the match against Pak U23...

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