Indian fans witnessed a dull start as KL Rahul was dismissed in the first over. Virat Kohli managed to keep the scorecard ticking with a couple of boundaries. However, he and Rohit fell in quick succession. Ravindra Jadeja was next found holding onto one end and Hardik Pandya showed his skill. He displayed a brilliant all-round performance and paved the path for a positive start for Team India in the Asia Cup 2022.
Cricket lovers witnessed an excellent and exciting game. Fans were engrossed till the end. It was a big win at the end over arch-rivals Pakistan. Hardik Pandya was announced Man of the Match.
Pakistan Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Babar Azam, 2.4 ov), 2-42 (Fakhar Zaman, 5.5 ov), 3-87 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 12.1 ov), 4-96 (Mohammad Rizwan, 14.1 ov), 5-97 (Khushdil Shah, 14.3 ov), 6-112 (Asif Ali, 16.3 ov), 7-114 (Mohammad Nawaz, 17.1 ov), 8-128 (Shadab Khan, 18.2 ov), 9-128 (Naseem Shah, 18.3 ov), 10-147 (Shahnawaz Dahani, 19.5 ov)
India Playing XI
Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (KL Rahul, 0.2 ov), 2-50 (Rohit Sharma, 7.6 ov), 3-53 (Virat Kohli, 9.1 ov), 4-89 (Suryakumar Yadav, 14.2 ov), 5-141 (Ravindra Jadeja, 19.1 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh did not bat.
Best Performances - Batters
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) - 43 runs off 42 balls with 4 fours and 1 six
RA Jadeja (India) - 35 runs off 29 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes
Best Performances - Bowlers
B Kumar (India) - Bowled four overs sparring 26 runs and pocketed 4 wickets
HH Pandya (India) - Bowled four overs sparring 25 runs and pocketed 3 wickets
Scorecard - Pakistan
147/10 in 19.5 overs
Run rate - 7.41
Scorecard - India
148/5* in 19.4 overs
Run rate - 7.53
India vs. Pakistan Titbits
Naseem Shah of Pakistan made his T20I debut while Virat Kohli of India played his 100th T20I.
Asia Cup 2022 Group A Teams
Asia Cup 2022 Group B Teams