It was a great game of cricket to defend a total of 147. The Pakistan pacers were strong at the start of the innings and their spinners did well in the middle overs as well with Shadab scoring only 19 runs in his four overs.
However, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya dug deep after Virat Kohli’s good-looking 35. Jadeja was dismissed for 35 off 29 balls, as Pandya bowled out the team for 33* in just 17 balls.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets while Naseem Shah took two wickets.
Earlier in the evening, India bowled well to restrict Pakistan to just 147. This was achieved even after some sharp strikes from Shahnawaz Dahani and Haris Rauf. Mohammad Rizwan scored 43 runs in 42 balls for Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored 4-26 while Pandya scored 3-24 in his four overs.
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India vs Pakistan, Highlights: Hardik Pandya’s all-rounder brilliance led India to a thrilling five-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in an Asia Cup game on Sunday. Pandya finished with figures of 3/25 in 4 overs, while restricting Pakistan to 147 in 19.5 overs and then hitting 33 off 17 balls with the winning six in the final over bowled by left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz.
Ravindra Jadeja contributed 35 runs in 29 balls. When India bowled, senior seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had 4 for 26. When India chased down, former captain Virat Kohli scored 35 off 34 balls. Naseem Shah was Pakistan’s best bowler with figures of 2/27.
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Indian 11 Players
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan 11 Players
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (W), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Pakistan: 147 all out in 19.5 overs (Mohammed Rizwan 43, Hardik Pandya 3/25, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/26).
India 148 in 19.4 overs (Hardik Pandya 33 off 17 balls, Ravindra Jadeja 35 off 29 balls).
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