Virat Kohli Shows Off Dancing Skills on Nepali Song; Shines as India Restricts Nepal to 230

Virat Kohli’s dancing prowess shines as India restricts Nepal to 230 runs in their Asia Cup 2023 match in Kandy.

Virat Kohli Dazzles with Dance Moves as India Limits Nepal to 230 Runs

Virat Kohli, renowned for his cricketing prowess, once again showcased his entertaining side with impressive dance moves. In a delightful moment during the Asia Cup 2023, Kohli’s dance skills were on full display as he grooved to a Nepali song.

The Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Nepal unfolded with Aasif Sheikh’s half-century and solid contributions from Kushal Bhurtel and Sompal Kami, helping Nepal post a total of 230 runs in 48.1 overs. India had opted to field first after winning the toss.

Nepal got off to a strong start, with openers Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh capitalizing on India’s dropped catches to forge a formidable opening partnership. Their partnership led Nepal to reach the fifty-run mark in just 8.5 overs, with Aasif hitting a boundary off Hardik Pandya.

However, India’s Shardul Thakur made a breakthrough just before the end of the powerplay, dismissing Bhurtel for 38 runs off 25 balls. Nepal stood at 65/1 in 9.5 overs.

As the innings progressed, India’s spinners effectively curbed Nepal’s run-flow for the next six overs. The pressure on Nepal’s batters resulted in Bhim Sharki’s dismissal for seven runs off 17 balls when he attempted to cut a challenging delivery from Ravindra Jadeja. Nepal was 77/2 in 16 overs.

Captain Rohit Paudel joined Aasif Sheikh at the crease, but their partnership was short-lived. Paudel was caught by India’s skipper Rohit Sharma at slips for just five runs, giving Jadeja his second wicket. Nepal was 93/3 in 20 overs.

Nepal reached the 100-run milestone in 21.3 overs. Jadeja secured his third wicket, equalling Irfan Pathan’s record of 22 wickets for the most wickets by an Indian bowler in the ODI Asia Cup. He dismissed Kushal Malla for only two runs, and Nepal was at 101/4 in 21.5 overs.

Aasif Sheikh and Gulshan Jha continued the innings, with Aasif achieving his fifty in 88 balls. Pacer Mohammed Siraj contributed to India’s success by dismissing Aasif Sheikh for 58 runs off 97 balls. Nepal stood at 132/5 in 29.5 overs.

Siraj struck again, claiming the wicket of Gulshan for 23 runs off 35 balls after a catch by Ishan Kishan. Nepal was 144/6 in 31.5 overs.

Nepal reached the 150-run mark in 33.4 overs. Dipendra Singh Airee and Sompal Kami played a crucial role in rebuilding Nepal’s innings after the loss of quick wickets, forming a fifty-run partnership in 55 balls.

Hardik Pandya managed to trap Dipendra Singh Airee lbw for 29 runs off 25 balls, ending the fifty-run partnership, and Nepal was 194/7 in 41.1 overs.

Nepal crossed the 200-run threshold in 43.4 overs. However, Sompal Kami’s dismissal by Mohammed Shami followed after a brilliant diving catch by Ishan, with Sompal contributing 48 runs off 56 balls. Nepal stood at 228/8 in 47.2 overs.

Lamicchane was the next to depart, run out by Axar Patel and Ishan for nine runs. Nepal was 229/9 in 47.4 overs.

Nepal’s innings concluded at 230 runs in 48.1 overs, with Mohammed Siraj taking the final wicket by dismissing Lalit Rajbanshi for zero. Ravindra Jadeja (3/40) and Mohammed Siraj (3/61) stood out as the top bowlers for India. Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, and Hardik Pandya each claimed one wicket.

In summary, India effectively restricted Nepal to a total of 230 runs in their Asia Cup 2023 encounter.

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