The progress of India’s innings against Nepal came to a halt as they reached 17-0 in response to Nepal’s 230 in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup, held in Pallekele on Monday.
This 50-over tournament serves as a preparation for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India, but unfortunately, rain has played a disruptive role, prompting discussions among organizers about relocating upcoming matches to Colombo.
India’s opening match against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain after just one innings. A victory or another washout against Nepal would secure India’s spot in the Super Four stage.
Captain Rohit Sharma, at four runs, and Shubman Gill, at 12 runs, were at the crease when rain interrupted play for the second time during the match, following a 60-minute break during Nepal’s innings.
Opening batsman Aasif Sheikh contributed the highest score of 58 runs for Nepal, who were asked to bat first and were eventually bowled out in 48.2 overs. Spinner Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj claimed three wickets each.