Pandya and Jadeja put up a half-century partnership
Virat Kohli also scored 35 runs
Dubai. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya bowled brilliantly first. After this, the batsmen performed well and gave India the first victory in the Asia Cup (Asia Cup 2022). India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets. With this, he has also avenged the defeat by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup 10 months ago on this ground. Playing first in the match, Pakistan scored 147 runs. In reply, India achieved the target for 5 wickets in 19.4 overs. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja scored 35-35 runs. Bhuvneshwar got 4 while Pandya got 3 wickets. Pandya remained unbeaten on 33 runs. He gave victory by hitting a six in the last over.
Chasing the target, the start of the Indian team was not good. KL Rahul was dismissed after scoring zero on the second ball. He was bowled by Naseem Shah. In the same over, Virat Kohli’s catch was dropped for zero. After this Rohit Sharma (12) and Virat Kohli (35) took over the team. Both added 49 runs for the second wicket. However, both got out after a gap of 3 runs. Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawab got the wicket of both. Suryakumar Yadav also could not play a big innings. He became the second victim of Naseem Shah by scoring 18 runs in 18 balls. The team lost 4 wickets for 89 runs.
51 runs to be scored in 5 overs
The Indian team had to score 51 runs in the last 5 overs and 6 wickets were in hand. Dani gave 10 runs in the 16th over. Then in the 17th over, Naseem Shah gave 9 runs. Now 32 runs were to be scored off 18 balls. Naseem Shah bowled the 18th over. Ravindra Jadeja hit a four on the first ball. Hit a six off the 5th ball. A total of 11 runs were scored in the over. The 19th over was bowled by fast bowler Haris Rauf. Pandya hit 3 fours. A total of 14 runs were scored. Now 7 runs were to be scored off 6 balls. The last over was bowled by left-arm spin bowler Nawaz. Jadeja got out on the first ball. He scored 35 runs off 29 balls. He shared a 52-run partnership with Pandya. Dinesh Karthik took one run off the second ball. No run scored on the third ball. On the fourth ball, Pandya got the victory with a six. He remained unbeaten on 33 runs off 17 balls. Hits 4 fours and a six.
Rizwan scored 43 runs
Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya bowled out Pakistan for 147. Bhuvneshwar took 4 for 26 in 4 overs, which included the wicket of Pakistani captain Babar Azam (10). At the same time, Hardik took 3 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs and broke the back of the Pakistani middle order. Young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets for 33 runs. Rizwan scored 43 runs in 42 balls.
Babar was out in the process of installing the bridge
In the second over, Bhuvneshwar gave Babar a four with a bouncer and in an attempt to play a pull shot, he was caught at short fine leg by Arshdeep. India brought in Avesh Khan as the third fast bowler and he gave India success in the very first over. Rizwan hit him for a six and four, but on the fifth ball, Avesh caught Fakhar Zaman behind the wicket at the hands of Dinesh Karthik, who was replaced by Rishabh Pant in this big match on the basis of experience.
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Pakistan’s score was 43 runs for 2 wickets in 6 overs. Rizwan added 45 runs for the third wicket with Iftikhar Ahmed (28 runs). Hardik stopped Pakistan from moving towards a big score by dismissing both the batsmen. After this, he also took the wicket of Khushdil Shah on another short ball. For Pakistan, number 11 batsman Shahnawaz Dahani hit two sixes against Bhuvneshwar and Arshdeep in the last two overs to take the team to 150. He scored 16 runs in 6 balls. India took 5 wickets in the last 5 overs, but also gave 45 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022, 23:41 IST