India wins against Pakistan in the first match of the Asia cup. On Sunday, the first match of 2022, the Asia cup at the International cricket stadium of Dubai. The match started with India winning the toss and deciding to bowl.
India had a five-wicket win against Pakistan in yesterday’s match. Hardik Pandya put a brilliant performance paving the path for India to win. In 4 overs, he made a figure of 3/25 for the team India and kept Pakistan within a boundary of 147 in 19.5 overs.
Aside from his superb bowling, Pandya scored 33 runs from the 17 balls he played. He also hit the winning sixer against the left-arm Pak spinner Mohammed Nawaz. Ravindra Jadeja’s contribution of 35 runs out of 29 balls was also remarkable. Virat Kohli also discord 35 runs out of 34 balls. Bhubaneswar Kumar had the best bowling figure ( 4/26) in the match.
After the win, the star of the match, Hardik Pandya says,
“In bowling my plans are simple. It’s important to assess conditions, situations and use the weapons – hard lengths are my strength. I use it wisely, put doubt in the batsmen, ask them to play wrong shots. In batting over the years I have understood that if I stay calmer, I can execute my plans. Those 50-50 chances I take, if I stay calm, I can do it my way.”
While the fans of team India had a great time yesterday, the fans of the Pakistani cricket team were surely disappointed at a loss. Commenting on their performance, the Pak team captain Babar Azam says –
“We were a few runs short but made a comeback in our bowling. Our fast bowlers were good. Dhani stepped up (with batting), and he also bowled well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish off.
The next match of the Asia cup is between Afghanistan and Bangladesh.