IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022: India won the match against Pakistan by five wickets with Hardik Pandaya finishing off in style with a sixer. Pandaya was named Man of the Match for his innings where he scored 33 off 17 balls and took three wickets. For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz and Naseem Shah has bagged two wickets each. While Pakistan registered a slow start, it managed to take the scoreboard to 147. It was Indian pacers that shined in the innings with Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagging four wickets, Hardik Pandaya taking three, and Arshdeep took two wickets. India won the toss and has elected to bowl first. Let’s dive into the current forms of the two teams as it may give an idea as to which one is going to moonwalk to the victory line. India last played against West Indies in a T20I series earlier this month, and won the series 4-1. On the other hand, Pakistan lost a T20I match against Australia in April this year by 3 wickets. Recently, Pakistan defeated Netherlands in an ODI series 3-0.
Going by statistics, Pakistan and India have played 9 T20I matches so far out of which India won 7 while Pakistan won only 2 matches. India the last 5 games, India won 4 matches while Pakistan won only once. Both the teams are now going to face each other for the second time at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Key Players from India and Pakistan:
Rohit Sharma is leading the India team in Asia Cup 2022. Some crucial batsmen who can win one for home are KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav. Some of the key bowlers include Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Arshdeep Singh. Needless to say, Kholi will be looking forward to make his 100th T20 international appearance to end the debate on his future in the shorter version of the game.
Babar Azam is skipper of Pakistan team in Asia Cup 2022. Some of the important players from the team are Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, and Asif Ali. Prominent bowlers from the team include Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, and Usman Qadir.
IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Scorecard:
Asia Cup, 2022Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 02 February 2023
India 148/5 (19.4)
Pakistan 147 (19.5)
Match Ended ( Day – Match 2 ) India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets
India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022 T20 Match Live Cricket Score:
South African batting great AB de Villiers congratulated Virat Kohli ahead of his 100th T20I, as per a PTI report. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my very good friend Virat Kohli on becoming the first Indian cricket player to play 100 matches across all three formats. What an amazing achievement, Virat. We're all very proud of you and all the very best in your 100th T20 international game. We will be watching you,” de Viliers said in a video posted by Star Sports on Twitter.
In some good news, head coach Rahul Dravid has tested Covid-19 negative and is thus set to join the Indian team ahead of its much-awaited Asia Cup opener against Pakistan here on Sunday.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday sent his best wishes to the Indian cricket team ahead of their mega clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022. India will take on Pakistan in the marquee Asia Cup match in Dubai today. “The match that every Indian waits for, today that day has come. In Asia Cup 2022, we are all very excited for the India-Pakistan match to be held today. All the best to Team India from the country and my side. Will play with heart and soul and win,” Gandhi said in a Facebook post.
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