India and Pakistan have been arch-rivals from the moment both the teams have started playing cricket. Their contests have been major classics and at T20I World Cup, Virat Kohli’s classic innings has become memorable forever. Now, at Asia Cup 2023 Super 4’s, India and Pakistan have played a total one-sided clash. Pakistan batters could not stand in front of Indian discipline bowling. India registered biggest margin win ever against Pakistan.
After winning the toss, Pakistan have elected field first. Rohit Sharma(56) and Shubman Gill(58) gave a great start to India with a 121-run opening partnership. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have continued the momentum till the rain break. Both the teams have activated reserve day and Virat Kohli completed his 47th ODI century and 13,000 ODI runs. KL Rahul, on his comeback. scored his 6th ODI century and announced his return. India scored 356/2 in 50 overs.
In the chase, Pakistan needed to score as much as they can with rain hovering around. Jasprit Bumrah has struck early by dismissing Imam-ul-Haq(9). Rain has come down during 11th over but the break did not last long for overs to be shortened. Star batters Babar Azam(10) and Mohammad Rizwan(2) have been dismissed early, too. Later, Kuldeep Yadav turned his hand over and dismissed Pakistan for 128 in 32 overs.
Fakhar Zaman(27), Agha Salman(23) and Iftikhar Ahmed(23) only could try to resist a bit. Kuldeep Yadav(5/25), Shardul Thakur(1/16), Hardik Pandya(1/17) and Jasprit Bumrah(1/18) took wickets for India. Virat Kohli has been selected as Player of the Match and this is his 60th award. India won the match by 228 runs and this is biggest margin ever against Pakistan for them!
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