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Dravid shows sporting spirit; congratulates Nepal’s win against India

U-19 Asia Cup

Agencies, New Delhi

India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid showed a sportsmanship spirit congratulating Nepal team after they defeated defending champions India in the ongoing U-19 Asian Cup in Malaysia on Sunday.

Nepal won their first first-ever match against defending champions by 19 runs. After the match was over the Indian coach showed sportsmanship spirit walking towards the Nepal coach Binod Kumar Das and congratulated him for victory.

“Dravid has been very humble. He congratulated us,” Nepal coach Das was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “We are happy he acknowledges our effort. We are thrilled to have his support with us. Feeling very excited about it because we have never beaten India at any level,” Das said.

India chasing a small total of 185/8 target set by Nepal, the Indian batsman collapsed for a mere score of 166. India led by Himanshu Rana restricted Nepal to 185/8 in 50 overs. For India bowlers Aditya Thakare and Abhishek Sharma took two wickets each.

For Nepal Dipendra Singh Airee was the show stealer scoring magnificent 88 helping Nepal to a fighting total. From two matches India and Nepal have two pionts each.

Earlier, in the opening match Nepal were beaten by Bangladesh by 2 wickets and will play Malaysia in their next match on Tuesday. Meanwhile, India, who defeated Malaysia by 202 runs in their opening match on November 1, will take on Bangladesh next.

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