Ind vs Pak, Asia Cup Super-4: Rizwan, Nawaz Star As Pakistan Beat India By 5 Wickets

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Super-4: A super cameo from Mohammad Nawaz (20-ball 42) and a fiery fifty from Mohammad Rizwan (51-ball 71) helped Pakistan secure a crucial five-wicket win over India in the second match of the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai International cricket stadium on Sunday.

Earlier, put to bat first after winning the toss the much-criticized top-order of India showcased what they are capable of and jaw-dropping strike rates of 175 (Rohit), 140 (Rahul), and 136 (Kohli) were a testimony to that. India’s top-order hammered Pak bowlers for some quick runs in the initial overs. Virat Kohli, the comeback king, scored a brilliant half-century and played brilliant innings of 60 runs, while Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored 28 runs each to put up 181 for 7 against Pakistan. However, India’s middle order proved to be a failure.

There was a partnership of 54 runs between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in 5.1 overs. Team India scored 62 runs in the powerplay (6 overs) for the loss of 1 wicket. This is India’s best score in the powerplay against Pakistan in T20 Internationals.

India vs Pakistan Squads:

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah