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 01 December 2022
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:
Hardik Pandaya is named Man of the Match for his innings in the match. Pandaya scored 33 runs off 17 balls and took three wickets in the match where India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets.
Dinesh Karthik has been awarded for Catch of the Match.
India won the match against Pakistan by 5 wickets in Dubai. Hardik Pandaya finishes off with a six.
Naseem Shah bowled Ravindra Jadeja as the match entered its last over. India needs 6 runs off 4 balls.
Pandaya hits back-to-back boundaries taking the scoreboard to 141. India now needs 7 runs off one over!
Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah has experienced injury in his leg. The debut bowler has taken two wickets in the match so far.
Ravindra Jadeja hits 85-metre long sixer pushing India's scoreboard to 127.
As the match runs in the final overs, India seems to be having a tough time facing the Pakistani bowling lineup. India 121/4 (17.3)
This mega-clash also happens to be the T20I debut match of Naseem Shah. He has bagged two wickets so far. India at 99 at a loss of 4 wickets (15.2).
Naseem Shah bagged his second wicket by sending Suryakumar Yadav to pavilion. India 91/4 (14.4)
Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja takes the baton. Pushes score to 77 after the 12th over.
After the end of 10 overs, India now needs 86 off 60 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja hits longest sixer (98 metre) of the innings.
Pakistan get 3rd wicket in the form of Virat Kohli, who got out at 35.
After the end of the 9th over, India has scored 53 runs at a loss of two wickets. Kohli playing at 35.
Indian skipper walks to pavilion. Nawaz bags his first wicket. Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs off 17 balls.
Rohit Sharma hits a 83-metre-long sixer taking the score to 50.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli has taken the Indian scoreboard to 38/1 (6.0)
Virat Kohli hits a 62-metre six taking India to 23 on the scoreboard.
India score ten runs at a loss of 1 wicket after the end of two overs.
Kohli gets second chance after fielder drops his catch. He is playing his 100th T20 match.
Naseem bagged his first wicket after bowling KL Rahul out. India 1/1 (0.2)
Arshdeep takes the last wicket. Pakistan give a target of 148 runs to Team India.
Shahnawaz Dahani hits a 75-metre-long sixer in the last over.
Shahnawaz Dahani hits a 91-metre-long sixer. Pakistan 136/9 (19.0)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is on a hat-trick! Bags his 4th wicket. Pakistan 128/9
Team Pakistan has lost its 7th wicket in the form of Nawaz. Arshdeep Singh bagged his first wicket. Pakistan 116/7 (17.2)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second wicket with Pakistan losing its sixth wicket. Pakistan 114/6 (17.0)
Hardik Pandaya takes another wicket. His 3rd wicket so far in the innings. Pakistan at 99 at the loss of 5 wickets.
Hardik Pandaya has bagged his second wicket after sending Rizwan to pavilion at 43. Pakistan's scoreboard at 97/4 (14.2)
Hardik Pandaya gets Iftikhar out on first ball of his over. Pakistan 87/3 (12.2)
It was a light start for Team Pakistan before the drinks break. Pakistan has lost Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. Pakistan 68/2 (10.0)
Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed takes the lead as Pakistan scores 62 at the end of eight overs. Rizwan scores 27, Iftikhar at 14.
Pakistan has lost two wickets after the end of the sixth over. 51/2 (7.0)
Fakhar Zaman gets out at 10.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam's wicket fell early in the match. Azam got out after scoring 10 runs. Pakistan 23/1 (4.0)
India take first wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar sends Babar Azam back to pavilion at 10.
Pakistan at 14 with zero loss after the end of second over. Azam at 10, Rizwan scores 2.
Pakistan has scored six runs after the end of first over. Rizwan at 1, Azam scores 5.
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (W), Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (W), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
The most awaited match has begun. India has won the toss and has opted to bowl first.
Virat Kohli spoke to the official broadcaster Star Sports about how the extended lack of form affected his mental health. “For the first time in 10 years, I didn’t touch my bat for a month (before the Asia Cup). I came to the realisation that I was trying to fake my intensity a bit recently,” he said.
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