The Nepal cricket team surprised India in the current U-19 Asian Cup when they recorded their first victory against the defending champions for 19 races in Malaysia on Sunday. More than the victory, Nepal was impressed by the fine gesture of Rahul Dravid after the game, when the Indian coach approached his counterpart Binod Kumar Das and congratulated him on the victory. “Dravid has been very humble, he congratulated us,” Nepal coach Das was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“He said we deserved this victory as much as anyone else, he also said that we played better than anyone in the tournament, we are happy that he recognizes our effort, we are delighted to have his support, we are very excited because we have never beaten India. on any level, “Das added.
Chasing the modest total of Nepal from 185 to eight, the Indian bats surrendered meekly and fell by just 166. Opting for the field, India led by Himanshu Rana restricted Nepal to 185 for eight in 50 overs with Aditya Thakare and Abhishek Sharma grabbing two plots each.
The star of the match was Dipendra Singh Airee, who scored a brilliant 88 to help Nepal publish a total fight on the board and then took four wickets to ensure his team’s victory.
“We are very excited because we have never beaten India at any level,” Das said, adding that “knowing the strength of India is one of the biggest gains for us.”
India and Nepal now have two points each in two matches.
Nepal was defeated by Bangladesh for two lands in its first match of the tournament and will face Malaysia in its next match on Tuesday.
India, which beat Malaysia by 202 runs in its opening match on November 1, will face Bangladesh next.