KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Nepal registered a historic win defeating India by 19 runs in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup in Malaysia on Sunday. It is Nepal’s first victory over India in any category of the cricket.
In the match held on Sunday at the Bayuemas Oval cricket ground at Pandamaran, Malaysia, Nepali batsmen put up a fighting total of 185 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
Nepali captain Dipendra Singh Airee top-scored with 88 runs in 101 balls, including 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Opening batsman Jitendra Singh contributed 36 runs followed by Bhim Sarki who scored 15 runs.
Indian bowlers Adiyta Thakare and Avishek Sharma took two wickets a piece.
In reply, India, who elected to bowl first, were all out in 48.1 overs with only 166 runs on the board.
Captain Himansu Rana top scored for India with 46 runs followed by Manoj Karla (35), Abhishek Sharma (27), Anuj Rawal (18) and Aditya Thakare (13).
For Nepal, captain Airee was the pick of the bowlers who took four wickets while Pawan Sarraf and Sahab Alem took two each. Likewise, Sadip Lamichhane and Kamal Singh Airee took one each.
Nepal now faces host Malaysia in its final group match to be held on Tuesday. Earlier on Saturday, Nepal lost to Bangladesh by 2 wickets, in a match that was decided in Duckworth-Lewis method after it was interrupted by rain.