Dubai, August 29 (SO News/Agency) In the second match of the Asia Cup played in Dubai, India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. Pakistan scored 147 runs while playing first. In reply, Team India achieved the target of victory with the loss of only 5 wickets in the last over. Hardik Pandya scored first with the ball and then scored 33 not out with the help of four fours and a six. When they came in to bat, India had scored just 89 runs in the 15th over and had lost four of their wickets.
Chasing the target of 148 runs by Pakistan, the Indian team did not get off to a good start. In the first over, opener KL Rahul was dismissed for zero. He was bowled by debutant Naseem Shah, who was playing the first match. After that, in the power play, the Pakistani team continued to bowl on the bowling line length.
Virat Kohli got life at zero and then he took advantage of it. Meanwhile, Kohli appeared in his old rhythm. He hit three fours and a six. However, Rohit continued to struggle and was dismissed after scoring just 12 runs. India got their third shock in the form of Kohli. After scoring 35 runs, Kohli was caught out by Nawaz.
After the dismissal of Rohit and Kohli, the Indian team looked in trouble. In such a situation, Ravindra Jadeja, who came to bat at number four, took the lead. First, Jadeja shared a 36-run partnership with Surya Kumar Yadav (18 runs) for the fourth wicket. Then when Surya got out, Jadeja teamed up with Hardik Pandya to bowl India out. Ravindra Jadeja scored 35 runs in 29 balls. During this time, he hit 2 fours and 2 sixes from his bat. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya scored 33 runs not out in just 17 balls. During this time he hit 4 fours and 1 six.
Debutant Naseem Shah bowled brilliantly for Pakistan. He took two wickets for 27 runs in his four overs. Naseem bowled Rahul and Surya Kumar. Apart from this, spinner Mohammad Nawaz took 3 wickets.