Team India locked horns with Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Dubai. The entire cricket fraternity witnessed the epic contest between the two cricketing giants. Indian players were clearly head and shoulders above Pakistan across all aspects of the game.
From winning the toss and dictating terms on the field, India literally dominated Pakistan with relative ease as they started their Asia Cup campaign in a sensational fashion.
Pakistan managed to post 147 runs on the board. They benefitted from Mohammad Rizwan’s services at the top as he scored 43 runs. On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar registered the best bowling figures against Pakistan in T20Is.
He accounted for 4 dismissals and kept the opposition in check, more often than not. Apart from him, Hardik Pandya also bowled really well. He took 3 wickets to his name.
The all-rounder Pandya went on to contribute runs for the team. He scored 33 off 17 balls and his innings included 4 fours and a six. He hit the winning runs for Team India in the form of a six. When 6 runs were required off the last 3 balls, the all-rounder smashed a six-over long-on off Nawaz’s delivery for a maximum.
India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. Hardik Pandya was named the man of the match for showcasing his all-round performance in the game.