India wins by nine wickets


Dhruv Jhurel’s heroics capped off a spectacular victory for India A as they cruised to a nine-wicket win over Nepal in a dominant display of cricket. The foundation for this triumph was laid by the impressive bowling performances of Nishant Sindhu and Rajvardhan Hangargekar, who claimed four and three wickets respectively. The rest of the Indian bowling attack also provided great support, collectively restricting Nepal to a modest total of 167 runs, all out, within just 40 overs. Nepal’s batting lineup struggled to find their footing against the relentless Indian bowlers. Nishant Sindhu showcased his skill and precision, taking crucial wickets at regular intervals, while Rajvardhan Hangargekar provided valuable breakthroughs to keep the pressure on the Nepalese batsmen. Their exceptional efforts with the ball ensured that Nepal’s innings never gained momentum, leaving them with a below-par score. Chasing 168 for victory, India A got off to a blistering start thanks to the explosive batting of Abhishek Sharma and Sai Sudharshan. Abhishek was particularly destructive, hammering an impressive 87 runs off just 69 deliveries. His innings was filled with powerful strokes and elegant shot-making, leaving the Nepalese bowlers helpless. Sai Sudharshan, on the other hand, played a composed innings, remaining unbeaten on 58 runs, providing steady support to Abhishek’s onslaught. With the victory well within their sights, Dhruv Jhurel joined Sudharshan in the middle and wasted no time in sealing the game. Jhurel’s quickfire knock of 21 runs off just 12 balls included two fours and a boundary, finishing the match in style with a straight six down the ground. His fearless batting showcased the depth and talent of the Indian team, highlighting their dominance throughout the game.
Brief scorecard: Nepal 167-10 (Rohit Paudel (c) 65 runs in 85balls), India A 172-1 (Abhishek Sharma 87runs in 69 balls).