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  • 4:03 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, India 174/4 in 33.4 overs: And that’s the end of the match here at Colombo. Nepal managed 172 on board but that was never going to be challenging enough for India’s well settled batting side. Shubman Gill’s 57 kept them ahead as others chipped in as well. Salman Khan and Priyam Garg added 43 for the fifth wicket to take their side to victory with 98 balls to spare. India remain on top of their Group with two wins from two games. That’s it from us at CricketCountry on this match. Turn onto India vs England or Pakistan vs Australia for further updates from the game.
  • 3:14 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, India 125/3 in 23 overs: Shubman Gill holding fort for India U-19 here. Only 48 runs to get in 27 overs, this will be a cakewalk for the batting side. India U-19 nearing another emphatic win here at Colombo.
  • 2:20 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, India 38/1 in 9 overs: India U-19 have got off to a steady start. After 9 overs, they are 38 for 1. Prithvi Shaw could not do much as he departed early but since then they have recovered. The second wicket partnership stands at 33 off 46 balls between Himanshu Rana and Shubman Gill. Will they chase down the total with ease?
  • 1:18 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, Nepal 172/9 in 50 overs: That’s the end of the first innings here at Colombo. Winning the toss, Nepal opted to bat and managed a paltry score of 172. Nonetheless, they survived their quota of overs after being reduced to 86 for 6. Rahul Kumar’s unbeaten 68 and Dipendra Singh’s 34 kept them going and it will be upto India’s top-order to see them through. Such small totals become tricky at times and India U-19 will have to be watchful.
  • 12:44 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, Nepal 139/9 in 46 overs: Rohit Kumar is losing partners but he is holding the ship for Nepal in this innings. Nepal will surely love to get over 150 before they are bundled out. Sandeep Lamichhane got rid of Rahul Chahar for 7.
  • 12:35 PM IST
    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, Nepal 133/8 in 42 overs: Rohit Kumar is trying hard to take his side to a respectable score. They have to bat the entire 50 overs to challenge India somehow. Meanwhile, Abhishek Sharma is continuing with the pair of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Rohit Chahar. Two wickets more. Will India get Nepal all-out?
  • 11:44 AM IST

    U- 19 Asia Cup, India vs Nepal, Nepal 96/6 in 30 overs: Nepal going nowhere here with the score on board. India have a good batting line-up and will like to make a mockery of the total they eventually get to chase. Rahul Chahar and Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowling in tandem.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates for match No. 5 of the ongoing U-19 Asia Cup 2016. We are in the fifth game of the tournament with India U-19 facing Nepal U-19. The game is being played at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo. With India U-19 already getting off to a blazing start to the tournament with a thumping 235-run win over Malaysia, they are expected to rattle Nepal easily. On the other hand, Nepal were unlucky to lose the opener against Sri Lanka by a whisker. They lost by a run and will like to rectify their flaws coming into this game.

Talking about the first game of both sides, India did not put a foot wrong versus Malaysia. Winning the toss, India came out to bat and piled up a mammoth score of 289 for 8 in 50 overs.  Prithvi Shaw was the top-scorer with an attacking 89 off 79 balls. Apart from him, skipper Abhishek Sharma and Het Patel also added fifties to their score to put Malaysia under the mat. In reply, Malaysia were all out for 54 with Kamlesh Nagarkoti grabbing four wickets whereas Yash Thakur and Abhishek finished with two wickets apiece.

Nepal, on the other hand, won the toss in their previous game over Sri Lanka and opted to bowl. They were disciplined with the ball and restricted their opponents to 227 for 8. Nonetheless, Nepal faltered in the chase falling short by one run. Dipendra Singh scored 90 but could not take his side past the finish line. They will have their task cut out against a well settled Indian side to get off the mark in the tournament.

There are 8 teams competing in the U-19 Asia Cup, divided in two groups. India are on top in Group A whereas Pakistan U-19 side are at the No. 1 spot in Group B. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also have one win each but Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore and Afghanistan are yet to get off the mark.

Squads:

India U-19: Abhishek Sharma(c), Rahul Chahar, Harvik Desai, Priyam Garg, Ayush Jamwal, Salman Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Het Patel(wk), Himanshu Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Shiva Singh, Yash Thakur, Heramb Parab, Shubman Gill

Nepal U-19: Sandeep Lamichhane(c), Aasif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Anil Sah, Sandeep Sunar, Nandan Yadav, Aadil Khan, Kamal Singh, Avinash Karn, Rohit Kumar, KC Prakash(wk), Pawan Sarraf, Rabindra Shahi, Bhim Sharki, Shuvankar Urao