India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in Asia Cup
Hardik Pandya gave India victory by hitting a six
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets while bowling amazingly
New Delhi. India avenged the loss to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup last year in the Asia Cup. Team India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in their first match of this tournament. With this victory, India’s record of winning against Pakistan in the Asia Cup for the last 8 years remained intact. India last lost to Pakistan in the 2014 Asia Cup. Haven’t lost a single match since then.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar laid the foundation of India’s victory by taking 4 wickets. Hardik Pandya also supported Bhuvneshwar completely. He first struck with the ball and then struck with the bat. The batsmen took the hard work of the bowlers to the point. Let us tell you that five heroes of India’s victory.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes with the new ball
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled amazingly in the match against Pakistan. He troubled the Pakistani batsmen a lot with both the new and old ball. He got India off to a good start by dismissing T20 number-1 batsman Babar Azam for just 10 runs. After this, he also dismissed Asif Ali, Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah in the last over. In this way, Bhuvneshwar showed the way to the pavilion to the 4 batsmen of Pakistan and laid the foundation of victory.
Amazing bowling by Hardik Pandya
Like Bhuvneshwar, Hardik Pandya also bowled well against Pakistan. Hardik bowled the entire 4 overs of his quota against Pakistan and took three important wickets. He took two wickets in his last over. Hardik first showed Mohammad Rizwan the way to the pavilion. Rizwan scored the highest 43 runs. After this, Pandya dismissed Khushdil Shah. He got both these wickets on the short ball.
Before this over of Pandya, Pakistan’s score was 96 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. In such a situation, even a big partnership could turn the dice of the match. But, Hardik completely broke the back of Pakistan’s batting by taking 2 wickets in his over. Because of this, Pakistan could not make a big score.
Arshdeep and Avesh did not disperse under pressure
There is always pressure on the players in the match between India and Pakistan. In such a situation, the possibility of disintegration of young players under this pressure is high. But, young bowlers like Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh, playing the first match against Pakistan, handled the pressure well. Even though both of these proved to be expensive. But, his contribution to India’s victory cannot be underestimated. Arshdeep and Avesh took 3 wickets for 52 runs in 5.5 overs. Shahnawaz Dahani hit a six against Arshdeep. But, on the very next ball, Arshdeep clean bowled him on the yorker.
Virat Kohli innings
Kohli returned to the field after a month’s break from the match against Pakistan. He scored 35 runs in 34 balls. This innings of Kohli was not according to his stature. But, India got the job of winning the match. KL Rahul was out on the second ball of the Indian innings without opening the account. In this way, Virat had come to play in the first over itself.
It is not easy for any player to make a comeback after the break. Kohli also got into trouble. Fakhar Zaman dropped his catch in the very first over. Kohli could not take full advantage of this and play a big innings. But, scored 35 runs and added 49 runs in 46 balls with Rohit for the second wicket.
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Jadeja and Hardik shine too
Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya also shone in the match against Pakistan. Both of them batted well. Jadeja was sent to bat at number 4 before Suryakumar in this match. Jadeja also fulfilled this responsibility very well. He started playing shots as soon as he came and hit a 98 meter long six on the fourth ball, while Virat Kohli was out 2 balls before this. Even after this, Jadeja’s style of play did not change and he shared a 31-ball 36-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. After this, Hardik also batted vigorously and made India win by hitting a six.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022, 23:57 IST