Sat. May 18th, 2024

Attacking opener Yashasvi Jaiswal stole the show at the Asian Games as India faced Nepal in the men’s cricket quarter-final match. Jaiswal made history by becoming the first Indian to score a century in the Asian Games 2023, achieving the feat in just 48 balls. In doing so, Jaiswal surpassed Shubman Gill’s record as the youngest Indian to score a century in T20 international cricket.

Gill was 23 years and 146 days old when he scored his first T20I hundred for India, while Jaiswal achieved the milestone at the age of 19 years, 8 months, and 13 days.

Alongside Jaiswal’s century, Rinku Singh’s late cameo helped India surpass the 200-run mark.

Nepal faced a daunting target of 203 runs and lost their first wicket early in the 4th over when Aasif Sheikh was dismissed by Avesh Khan for 10. Despite trying to stabilize their innings, Nepal lost their second wicket in the 9th over, with Kushal Bhurtel falling to Sai Kishore at 28.

Nepal’s hopes further diminished as Ravi Bishnoi struck in the 11th over, taking the wickets of Kushal Malla (29) and Rohit Paudel (3). However, Nepal showed signs of a fightback in the 14th over when Dipendra Singh Airee hit three consecutive sixes off Dube’s bowling. Yet, their momentum was disrupted in the 15th over as Bishnoi dismissed Airee for 32.

Avesh Khan claimed his third wicket by dismissing Sompal Kami for 7 in the 17th over, and Arshdeep Singh dismissed Gulshan Jha in the next ball of the 18th over. Avesh Khan then cleared up Sandeep Lamichhane to seal Nepal’s fate, as they fell short of the target.

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