On Wednesday, India added another feather to their wings of victory by dismantling Pakistan by 8 wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league e ncounter.
India’s team effort and co-ordination was clearly visible but victory’s maximum share went to the bowlers who went a step ahead to shot out Pakistan at 162 in 43.1 overs. India’s run for victory became smooth when Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase for the boys in only 29 overs.
India, after having a warm up sessions with Hong Kong was all set to face the adrenaline rush match against Pakistan and the outcome was a near perfect performance as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15 in 7 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (3/23 in 9 overs) were perfectly complemented by Jasprit Bumrah (2/23 in 7.1 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/37 in 8 overs).
The match proved to be India’s most comprehensive victory in terms of balls remaining (126). Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan shaved their skills and proved everyone why they are one of the most formidable opening pair in white ball cricket.
The two teams will now meet in Super Four on September 23.