India vs Pakistan Asia Cup: India’s exciting five-wicket victory over Pakistan in their Asia Cup Group A encounter at the Dubai International Stadium was led by Hardik Pandya’s gutsy performance.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya were great with the ball
Hardik Pandya had strong nerves and led India to a thrilling five-wicket win over Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium during an Asia Cup Group A match. Hardik hit three fours and a six in the last two overs to help India reach their goal of 148 with two balls to spare. Pandya was still not out at 33, and Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja each scored 35 runs to give India a good start. Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya were great with the ball as India bowled Pakistan out for 147 in their Asia Cup match in Dubai.
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After India asked Pakistan to bat at the Dubai International Stadium, Bhuvneshwar got four wickets for 26 runs and Hardik got three wickets for 25 runs. The Indian pacers aimed short balls at the Pakistani batters. India got off to a great start when Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the big wicket of Babar Azam. The dangerous Fakhar Zaman was then taken out by Avesh Khan during the power play, which put Rohit Sharma’s team in a great position. The tail was cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar and Hardik. Rizwan had the best score with 43, but Shahnawaz Dahani and Haris Rauf helped Pakistan get to a good score. Previously, Rishabh Pant wasn’t in India’s playing XI because Dinesh Karthik was picked instead.
Rohit Sharma (capt.), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, B Kumar, Y Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (capt.), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, I Ahmed, Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Nawaz, Shahnawaz Dahani, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Here are India vs. Pakistan’s Asia Cup highlights from Dubai International Stadium
Ind vs Pak: SIX! The game goes to India!!!
India vs Pakistan: India win!!! Hardik Pandya finishes the game with a great six over long-on. This person is so sure of his shots! It was hit by Nawaz, but Hardik smashed the ball over the boundary lines like it was nothing. It is indeed! By 5 wickets, India wins the game.
IND 148/5 (19.4)
Dot ball! India vs. Pakistan India needs six in three balls
India is playing Pakistan. Nawaz hit a dot ball, and India needs six more runs in three balls.
IND 142/5 (19.3)
India needs 6 runs in 4 balls to beat Pakistan
India vs. Pakistan: DK and Hardik have just hit a single. India must get 6 runs in 4 balls.
IND 142/5 (19.2)
Ind vs Pak: Wicket! India needs seven in five balls
India vs Pakistan: An anti-climax for Ravindra Jadeja. Mohammad Nawaz has cleaned him up. India must score 7 in 5 balls. Is there a game going on? DK is here.
IND 141/5 (19.1)
Ind vs Pak: FOUR! India needs seven in six balls
India vs. Pakistan: Hardik Pandya hit a great pull shot for a four toward cow corner. With that shot, he might have won the game for India. In the last over, which will be thrown by Mohammad Nawaz, the team led by Rohit Sharma needs 7 more runs to win.
IND 141/4 (19)
India vs. Pakistan: Hardik gets another FOUR! India needs 11 out of 8
India vs. Pakistan: Hardik hits a four by pulling a short ball toward cow corner. India needs to score 11 runs in 8 balls.
IND 137/4 (18.4) Ind vs Pak: FOUR! India must score 15 in 9 balls.
When India plays Pakistan, a fielding error at long-off gives India a boundary instead of a couple of runs.
IND 133/4 (18.3)
Ind vs Pak: India need 21 in 12
India vs Pakistan: In the 18th over, 11 runs were scored, and India needs 10.5 runs per over from here on out. Even if they score 7-8 runs in the 19th over, which will be bowled by Haris Rauf, they will lose because Pakistan’s last over will be bowled by a spinner.
IND 127/4 (18)
Ind vs Pak: Wicket! Rohit has left
India vs. Pakistan: Rohit Sharma is not doing a good job with the bat. India had already scored nine runs in the over, but Rohit tried to attack Mohammad Nawaz on his last ball and was killed. He hit the ball to long-off instead of the wicket and was out on 12 out of 18 balls.
IND 50/2 (8)
Ind vs Pak: SIX! India gets a 50
India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma hit it over the boundary ropes for a six after Mohammad Nawaz bowled it into the slot.
IND 50/1 (7.4)
Ind vs Pak: Pakistan keep it tight
Even though Pakistan has only taken one wicket so far, they have been able to slow down India’s scoring rate. India is scoring less than 6 runs per over.
IND 44/1 (7.3)
Rohit was saved in the match between India and Pakistan.
Virat Kohli came down the pitch to Shadab Khan and nearly hit Rohit Sharma in the head with his shot, but the Indian captain put out his right hand just in time to deflect the ball.
IND 39/1 (6.2)
Virat Kohli doesn’t have the upper hand. He just keeps going backwards. He has just been lucky up to this point.
IND 5/1 (1.4)
The Ball Dropped!
Virat Kohli had a moment when his heart was in his mouth. He had just missed second slip with Naseem Shah’s fuller delivery. But luckily for Kohli, the fielder missed the ball.
IND 1/1 (0.4)
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