India vs Pakistan: Pandya’s all-round efforts seal India’s win

by | Aug 28, 2022 | World

All-rounder takes three wickets and hits an unbeaten 33 as India beat Pakistan in a thrilling finish.All-rounder Hardik Pandya took three wickets and hit an unbeaten 33 as India beat Pakistan by five wickets in a hard-fought Asia Cup Twenty20 international at Dubai cricket stadium.
Chasing 148 for victory, Ravindra Jadeja, who hit 35, and Pandya put on a key fifth-wicket stand of 52 as India reached their target with two balls to spare on Sunday evening.
Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pandya shared seven wickets to set up victory for India in their opening match of the six-nation tournament after they bowled out Pakistan for 147, a late onslaught helping the side to that total.

Brilliant start 👏👏👏 Memorable game of cricket 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/drA0Fryc6d
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 28, 2022
Pandya, who returned figures of three for 25 with his medium-pace bowling, then stood calm to hit the winning six in a tense chase in the six-nation tournament which acts as a tune-up for the T20 World Cup in October-November in Australia.
India, who lost their previous match with to Pakistan by 10 wickets in last year’s T20 World Cup at the same venue, improved their win-loss record to 8-2 against Pakistan in Virat Kohli’s 100th T20 international.
Debutant pace bowler Naseem Shah stood out for Pakistan with figures of two for 27 but a foot injury in the last few overs had him limping as India took control with the right-left batting pair of Pandya and Jadeja.

Worry not, Pakistan fans – the impressive Naseem Shah should be fit and fine for the rest of the Asia Cup #IN …

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