Asia Cup – India Defeats Pakistan by 5 Wickets


Chasing a target of 148 runs, India defeated Pakistan in the second match of Asia Cup 2022 by five wickets. It was a tense win. Thanks to Hardik Pandya for his miraculous performance and pocketing three crucial wickets in the middle overs on Sunday. He bowled four overs and spared 25 runs. The opponents were bowled out for 147 in 19.5 overs. Opener Mohammed Rizwan scored the highest with 43 off 42 balls.

Indian fans witnessed a dull start as KL Rahul was dismissed in the first over. Virat Kohli managed to keep the scorecard ticking with a couple of boundaries. However, he and Rohit fell in quick succession. Ravindra Jadeja was next found holding onto one end and Hardik Pandya showed his skill. He displayed a brilliant all-round performance and paved the path for a positive start for Team India in the Asia Cup 2022.

Cricket lovers witnessed an excellent and exciting game. Fans were engrossed till the end. It was a big win at the end over arch-rivals Pakistan. Hardik Pandya was announced Man of the Match.

Pakistan Playing XI

Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Babar Azam, 2.4 ov), 2-42 (Fakhar Zaman, 5.5 ov), 3-87 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 12.1 ov), 4-96 (Mohammad Rizwan, 14.1 ov), 5- 97 (Khushdil Shah, 14.3 ov), 6-112 (Asif Ali, 16.3 ov), 7-114 (Mohammad Nawaz, 17.1 ov), 8-128 (Shadab Khan, 18.2 ov), 9-128 (Naseem Shah, 18.3 ov), 10-147 (Shahnawaz Dahani, 19.5 ov)

India Playing XI

Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (KL Rahul, 0.2 ov), 2-50 (Rohit Sharma, 7.6 ov), 3-53 (Virat Kohli, 9.1 ov), 4-89 (Suryakumar Yadav, 14.2 ov), 5- 141 (Ravindra Jadeja, 19.1 ov)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh did not bat.

Best Performances – Batters

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) – 43 runs off 42 balls with 4 fours and 1 six

RA Jadeja (India) – 35 runs off 29 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes

Best Performances – Bowlers

B Kumar (India) – Bowled four overs sparring 26 runs and pocketed 4 wickets

HH Pandya (India) – Bowled four overs sparring 25 runs and pocketed 3 wickets

Scorecard – Pakistan

147/10 in 19.5 overs

Run rate – 7.41

Scorecard – India

148/5* in 19.4 overs

Run rate – 7.53

India vs. Pakistan Titbits

Naseem Shah of Pakistan made his T20I debut while Virat Kohli of India played his 100th T20I.

Asia Cup 2022 Group A Teams

India

Pakistan

Hong Kong

Asia Cup 2022 Group B Teams

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

Afghanistan





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