Dubai: India ticked all packing containers as they decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league encounter on Wednesday. It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that noticed them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs earlier than Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to make sure a clean chase for the ‘Males In Blue’ in solely 29 overs. This was India’s most complete victory by way of balls remaining (126).
After a wake-up name in opposition to Hong Kong, the Pakistan match was a close to excellent efficiency for India as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15 in 7 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (3/23 in 9 overs) had been completely complemented by Jasprit Bumrah (2/23 in 7.1 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/37 in Eight overs).
If Kuldeep’s googly to snuff out Babar Azam was the turning level, Kedar Jadhav’s unconventional side-arm off-breaks broke the decrease middle-order as Pakistan by no means recovered from the batting collapse. With the strain of scoreboard just about non-existent, Rohit and Dhawan confirmed why they’re some of the formidable opening pair in white ball cricket.
The eighth over from Usman Khan enabled India reduce free as Rohit first hooked him for a six utilizing the tempo of the supply and adopted it with a ‘Nataraja’ pull shot for boundary after which quick arm pull in-front of the sq. for an additional six. With 19 runs coming off that over, there was no wanting again for India.
Rohit’s third six was a one other hook shot off Hasan Ali adopted by a drive by mid-off to finish his 35th half century in ODIs. He was fooled by a googly from Shadab Khan however by then India had been on target for a complete victory. Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik each contributed 31 to take India previous end line with consummate ease.
The 2 groups will now meet in Tremendous 4 on September 23. Earlier Jadhav produced a laudable efficiency as he did the job of a frontline spinner after Hardik Pandya (0/24 in 4.5 overs) was stretchered off the sector attributable to an acute decrease again harm.
This was after younger Babar Azam (47) and veteran Shoaib Malik (43) added 82 runs for the third wicket and regarded like taking management of the proceedings.
Nonetheless, Pakistan suffered a batting collapse dropping 5 wickets for 36 runs earlier than Faheem Ashraf (21) and Mohammed Aamir (16) added a useful 37 runs for the eighth wicket to take the whole previous 150-run mark.
Put into bat, Pakistan had been in hassle right away as Bhuvneshwar dealt a twin blow eradicating the in-form duo of Imam ul Haq (2) and Fakhar Zaman (0) to scale back them to 2 for 3. Imam charged to a in need of size supply that climbed on him and the thickish exterior edge was taken by Dhoni. Zaman, India’s tormentor within the Champions Trophy, mistimed a pull-shot and Yuzvendra Chahal took a well-judged catch.
Babar and Malik then resurrected the innings with a fantastic partnership. The half-volleys on either side of the wicket had been pushed with ferocity. Malik, who is an effective participant of spin bowling, gave Kuldeep Yadav the cost to hit him for a six and rotated the strike nicely.
In reality, Malik was dropped off Pandya’s bowling, whose agonies elevated when he needed to go away the sector. Babar didn’t learn Kuldeep’s googly because it clipped his off-bail. From 85 for two, it quickly turned 100 for 5 as Pakistan misplaced wickets in a heap.
Sarfraz Ahmed (6) was dismissed by Jadhav as substitute fielder Manish Pandey took a blinder at long-on. The Pakistani batsmen discovered it extraordinarily troublesome to learn Jadhav’s spherical arm motion as he bowled straight and vast. Asif Ali was caught behind after which Malik was run-out by a direct throw from Ambati Rayudu.
Shadab Khan (8) was stumped by Dhoni as he bacame Yadav’s third sufferer of the match. Faheem and Aamir did attempt their bit as Pakistan crossed the 150-run mark earlier than Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah wrapped up the tail within the 44th over.
First Revealed: September 19, 2018, 11:29 PM IST