Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan Beats India by Five Wickets

Story Highlights
  • Pakistan beats India by 5 Wickets on Sunday..
  • Pakistan are second on the Super 4 Points Table with 2 points with SL leading.
  • India will next compete with SL and Afghanistan on Sept 6,8th.

Dubai: In their first Super 4 match against Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2022, India lost by five wickets in a thrilling match. Virat Kohli’s brilliant 60-run innings went in vain as the Men in Blue couldn’t defend the target of 182 runs on Sunday.

After Sunday’s win, Pakistan are second on the Super 4 Points Table with 2 points and a Net Run Rate of 0.126 while Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka are leading the ways with 2 points and an NRR of 0.589.

A superb fifty by Mohammed Rizwan and a cameo by Mohammad Nawaz powered Pakistan to a five-wicket win in a last-ball thriller Super Four clash against Pakistan.

“It’s a high-pressure game we know that. You’ve got to be at it every time. A game like that can take a lot. We were calm even when there was a partnership between Rizwan and Nawaz. But that partnership obviously went a little long and they batted brilliantly. Games like this can bring the best out of them if they deliver. These are the games that can make them. They’ve done it in the past. There’s a class in the other team as well. And we’re not surprised with that. We understand the pitch gets slightly better in the second innings,” said Rohit Sharma in a post-match presentation.

The match saw celebrations for the former Indian cricket team captain who reached the half-century mark in just 36 balls. Kohli dropped anchor for India from No.3, compiling his 32nd T20I fifty. Kohli now has the most fifty-plus scores in the history of T20I cricket. His knock included four boundaries and a six.

India position in the finale now depends on its upcoming battles with Sri Lanka on September 6th and Afghanistan on 8th.

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