Dubai: India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in their first match of the Asia Cup. by India. Batting first, Pakistan’s team got out after scoring just 147 runs. In reply, India’s team won the match with five wickets remaining and two balls remaining. Hardik Pandya proved to be the biggest hero of India’s victory. Playing the best innings under pressure, he scored 33 runs in 17 balls and made the match in the name of India.
Earlier, he had also taken three wickets while doing wonders in bowling. India’s score was 97/3 after 15 overs. It seemed that the Pakistan team could be successful in creating pressure, but Jadeja Air Pandya batted with great intelligence and won the match.
Team India allowed Pakistan to make only 147 runs for 10 wickets in 19.5 overs on the basis of the excellent performance of fast bowlers in the Asia Cup 2022. And gave India a target of 148 runs. Virat Kohli came out to play his 100th T20 International match after scoring 35 runs. He was caught by Mohammad Nawaz by Iftikhar Ahmed.
India got its first blow in the very first over. KL Rahul (0) was bowled by Naseem Shah. India got the second blow in the eighth over. Rohit Sharma (12) was caught by Mohammad Nawaz by Iftikhar Ahmed.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets for India. At the same time, Hardik Pandya took three wickets, while Arshdeep Singh took two and Avesh Khan took one wicket.
In the last over, Arshdeep bowled Shahnawaz Dahani (16 runs in 6 balls with the help of two sixes) for 11 runs to bundle Pakistan for 147 runs in 19.5 overs. Haris Rauf remained unbeaten on 13 runs.
Bhuvneshwar, who came to throw the 19th over, gave 12 runs by dismissing Shadab Khan (10) and Naseem Shah (0).
Arshdeep dismissed Mohammad Nawaz (1) and gave Pakistan the seventh blow for 114 runs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave the sixth blow to Pakistan. He sent Asif Ali (9) to the pavilion.
Pandya gave the fifth blow to Pakistan. He got Khushdil Shah (2) caught by Ravindra Jadeja.
Pakistan has got the fourth blow in the form of Mohammad Rizwan. Rizwan (43) got caught by Hardik Pandya at the hands of Avesh Khan.
Third blow to Pakistan. Iftikhar Ahmed (28) was caught by Hardik Pandya at the hands of Dinesh Karthik.
Pakistan got the second blow in the form of Fakhar Zaman (10), he was caught by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik by Avesh Khan.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam was dismissed after scoring 10 runs. He was caught by Arshdeep Singh at the hands of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
On the second ball of the first over, Mohammad Rizwan was declared LBW out by the umpire, but he survived after taking a review.
Dinesh Karthik has been given a chance in this match in place of Rishabh Pant. This is only the second match of the 15th season of the Asia Cup, but it is no less than a final. Avesh Khan is in the team. Virat Kohli has come to play his 100th T20 International match. He has become the first Indian to score a century in all three formats.
Both teams are as follows:
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.