On Monday, India registered a stunning victory against Nepal by chasing the revised target of 145 runs in 23 overs during a rain-affected match at the Asia Cup 2023 at Pallekele International Stadium.

Skipper Rohit Sharma played a stunning knock of 74 runs in 59 balls, which included five sky-kissing sixes.

With this knock, Rohit became the third player to hit more than 250 sixes in ODIs as an opener. India’s remarkable win over Nepal made Rohit the first Indian captain to win an ODI by ten wickets twice.

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Talking about the match, Nepal started in style as their openers, Kushal Bhurtel (38) and Aasif Sheikh (58), gave them a solid start. All-rounder Sompal Kami also played a handful knock of 48 runs and managed to take his side to a respectable score of 230. As rain constantly threatened the match, India received a target of 145 runs in 23 overs, which they reached comfortably without losing a single wicket.

49th half-century for Rohit Sharma

Rohit completed his 49th half-century by smashing a boundary over mid-wicket to Sompal on the fifth ball of the 13th over. The entire Indian dressing room applauded Rohit on reaching the benchmark.

Here’s the video:

With this win, India have qualified for the Super 4s alongside their arch-rivals Pakistan from Group A.

Rohit shared his opinion after the match against Nepal and mentioned that his team did not played the best of their cricket and there are things which still needs to be learned.

“Look, when we came here, in the back of our mind, we knew what our 15 is going to be like. There was one or two spots that we wanted to have a look at, but we were very clear in our mind that the Asia Cup is not going to give us the complete picture of what the squad would be like, because there were only two games that we had to play. So you can’t really look too much into that two game and one being washed out. But luckily we got a bat in the first game and we bowled in this game. That was a complete game for us. But, yeah, a lot of things that we need to still understand what we need to do as a group. We didn’t play our best cricket in both our games, but I’m sure we’re getting there. A lot of the guys are just coming back after a long break. I can understand a little bit. Few guys are coming back after months of being out of the game, so that can happen,” said the Indian skipper in the post-match presentation.

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