India won the match against Pakistan played at Dubai International Stadium by 5 wickets. With this, India have scored a hat-trick of wins against Pakistan as India defeated their arch-rivals in both the matches played in 2018.
Dubai. India won the match against Pakistan played at Dubai International Stadium by 5 wickets. With this, India has scored a hat-trick for the win against Pakistan as India defeated their arch-rival team in both the matches played in 2018. In such a situation, this is the third consecutive defeat for Pakistan against India in the Asia Cup match.
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Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. In such a situation, Pakistan’s experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave the team the first success in the form of Babar Azam. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first over was sensational with two DRS decisions in favor of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. After this, the fast bowlers did not give the Pakistani players a chance to stay in the field.
The bowlers showed their skills
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 precious wickets for 26 runs in his spell of four overs. There was a time when it was felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar might take a hat-trick but it didn’t happen. All-rounder Hardik Pandya got 3 hits. In which the wickets of Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah are included. While Arshdeep took 2 and Avesh Khan took a wicket.
Initial setback for India
Indian team opener KL Rahul returned to the pavilion without opening his account. While captain Rohit Sharma gave a simple catch to Nawaz in the process of playing a big knock. At the same time, Virat Kohli came to life in the beginning itself. After that he appeared in the rhythm but after some time after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma he also lost his wicket in the affair of playing a big knock. Virat Kohli scored 35 runs in 34 balls. Which included 3 fours and a six.
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Buckle up to the end
India needed 21 runs in the last 12 balls and Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya remained in the field. In such a situation Hardik Pandya hit three fours in 19th over and ended the pressure on India and in 20th over India needed only 7 runs. But Ravindra Jadeja got bowled in the first ball and there was a little twist in the story and Dinesh Karthik got a chance to finish but Hardik Pandya ended the game by hitting a six.
— ICC (@ICC) 28 August 2022