IND vs PAK: The most awaited cricket match of Asia Cup 2022, took place between India and Pakistan yesterday in Dubai. India team captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first in that match. After putting to bat first Babar Azam’s side Pakistan did not get a good start as the skipper himself became the first victim of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and only managed to score 10 runs. The team was all out after scoring 147 runs in the first 19.5 overs.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 43 and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 28 runs for that team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded only 26 runs and took four wickets and also made a new record for the Indian team. Apart from this, Indian team all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who suffocated the middle-order batters of Pakistan, took three wickets for 25 runs.
Then the Indian team started batting by scoring 148 runs required for victory. Virat Kohli played a crucial inning of 35 runs in this high-octane match. Moreover, Rohit, Rahul, and SKY all got out for a few runs, which created a lot of pressure on Hardik Pandya, Jadeja, and other upcoming batters. The right-hand, left-hand combination of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja put the Indian team back on the winning track, Hardik hitting Haris Rauf for three crucial fours in the second-last over to take India to victory.
Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls to help India win the match against Pakistan. He, who came to bat in difficult conditions, along with Ravindra Jadeja ensured India’s victory. Almost after taking India on a winning road, Jadeja was clean bowled by left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz on the first ball of the last over, leaving India needing 6 runs from 3 balls to take the game to a thrilling conclusion.
After this wicketkeeper batter, Dinesh Karthik and then Hardik Pandya hit a six on the next ball. The result was that the Indian team won by 5 wickets. It was a day to remember for Hardik as he broke the backbone of Pakistan’s batting with three crucial wickets in the middle order, allowing India to hold their arch-rivals down by 147 runs.