India vs Nepal 2023: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill Chases Whole Target

Rohit Sharma

The 5th match of the Asia Cup 2023 was between India and Nepal, and it was on the verge of getting the same fate as the match between India and Pakistan. However, due to the DLS method, the length of the match was shortened. However, that didn’t affect the performance of Team India. Both the openers went on to chase the whole target, and that made the Indian team win by a huge margin of 10 wickets. Among all the bowlers it was Siraj and Jadeja who went on to take 3 wickets each for the team. And among the batters, it was Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill who performed really well for the team. 

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Contribution of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill 

In the first innings, Nepal scored 230 runs, and initially, the target that was set was 231 runs. However, things changed, and it started raining. Due to rain, the DLS method was used, and the target was set for 145 runs. 

  • Nepal got a brilliant start in the first innings, and they scored 65 runs for the opening stand. Later on, it was Ravindra Jadeja, who went on to take 3 important wickets for the team, to wipe out the middle order.
  • On the other end, Siraj took the responsibility to take the wickets of the lower-order batters. This certainly changed the course of the game. 
  • Nepal was not even able to play all 50 overs, and they got out at the score of only 230 runs. 
  • When Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came out to bat, the eyes of the fans were mainly on Shubman Gill. He was there to prove himself because from several matches he was not in form. That is the reason pressure was there on Gill. 
  • Both the batters batted extremely well, with a strike rate of over 100, and captain Rohit Sharma was able to show his true form with 5 sixes. 

Batting stats of Rohit Sharma 

  • Runs  – 74 
  • Balls – 59 
  • 4s – 6
  • 6s – 5
  • Strike rate – 125.42  

Batting Stats of Shubman Gill 

  • Runs  – 67
  • Balls – 62 
  • 4s – 8
  • 6s – 1 
  • Strike rate – 108.06

It looks like both the openers are in brilliant form.