The much-awaited match of Asia Cup 2018 – India vs Pakistan, took place yesterday. We all were undoubtedly excited about the match and it turned out to be way more interesting than we expected.
As Pakistan won the toss, they opted to hit the pitch with their bats first. Although the results made it clear that they should’ve chosen otherwise.
The showstoppers being Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15) and Kedar Jadhav (3/23) gave a brilliant performance by dismissing Pakistan for 162. The match was then led by Rohit Sharma (52) and Shikhar Dhawan (46), who played a great role in helping India gain victory with their bat.
On the other hand, while Hardik Pandya suffered an acute lower back injury, Manish Pandya is on the field as his substitute. Pandey’s commendable catch was wide of long-on, he threw the ball up before crossing the boundary ropes and then came back in to catch it again. His remarkable presence of mind helped in knocking out Sarfraz for 6/12 to Kedar Jadhav.
In short – We crushed it!
Standing as winners at 164-2 as well as taking away 8 wickets from the opponents to their name, The Indian Cricket Team nailed it. But this does not end right here as the team as to be all set to face the arch-rivals again in the Super Four stage, this Sunday.