It took them longer than we expected, but the Boys In Blue did come through. An India VS Pakistan match is bound to be one of the most electrifying sporting events in this part of the world. So, the victory felt even sweeter when it came later than expected.
Even though rain marred the opening of the Asia Cup, held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Still, Team India managed to come out triumphant by a massive 228-run margin. As a result of the win, Team India is two points ahead in the Super 4 stage.
This was not any other win for Team India, but it was the team’s biggest win margin against Pakistan in ODI.
India Team won the match with a landslide margin of 228 runs. As a result, India jumped to the very top of the table of the Super Four table.
Resuming the match on the second day with 147/2 in 24.1 overs, batsmen Virat Kohli (122) and KL Rahul (111) took over. Soon enough, the duo was hitting it hard, and after the match was over, the scoreboard read 256 for 2.
The game was still not over, as Pakistan had to chase this target. But here again, India dominated, and after 32 overs, Pakistan’s scoreboard read 128 for 8. Therefore, this landslide victory was a great way for India to demonstrate their dominance over its arch-rival Pakistan.
Even though fans are lauding the two batsmen who held the line till the very end, it was Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill who laid the foundation with their masterclass batting.
The duo scored a total of 114 runs in the first 16 overs. This boosted the overall morale of the team and paved the way for KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, who made the magic happen.
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