|Asian Cup Group A, Dubai:|
|Pakistan 147 (19.5 over): Rizwan 43 (42 balls); Kumar 4-26|
|India 148-5 (19.4 over): Kohli 35 (34), Jadeja 35 (29), Hardik 33* (17); Nawaz 3-33|
|India win by 5 wickets|
With India chasing 148 from 20 overs, Hardik hit the fourth ball of the final over for 6 to clinch a 5-wicket victory.
The all-rounder struck three fours in 19 overs, reducing 21 runs from 12 balls to 6 to 7 balls before Ravindra Jadeja was bowled out at the start of the final over.
Hardik finished with 33 outs from 17 outs in response to Pakistan’s 147 outs.
Virat Kohli also scored 35 from 34 balls before being caught by left arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz.
After Jadeja fell for 35, new batsman Dinesh Karthik took a single and Nawaz bowled the dot ball but needed three to six and Hardik cleared the long-on boundary.
As per , Latest News : Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 43 of 42 balls, Indian seamer Bubneshwar Kumar won 4-26 and Babar Azam’s side were sent off after 19.5 overs.
It was the first matchup between the great rivals since the T20 World Cup last fall and Pakistan won by 10 wickets.
Top 3 Best, victory lifted India to the top of Group A of the Asian Cup. This came in her Twenty20 format in this edition, surpassing Pakistan and Hong Kong. Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka in their Group B opener on Saturday. This group also includes Bangladesh.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Four phase, which will be played in a round-robin format before the top two teams face off in the finals on September 11th.