A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Dubai on Wednesday.
Asked to field first, three-wicket hauls from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav enabled India to restrict Pakistan to a paltry 162. Bhuvneshwar returned figures of 3/15 while Jadhav got 3/23.
India vs Pakistan Twitter Reactions:
India beat Pakistan at #AsiaCup2018!— ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2018
Rohit Sharma's speedy 52 leads a comfortable chase after a dominant bowling performance saw Pakistan dismissed for just 162. India win by 8 wickets!
They go again on Sunday! 🇮🇳🇵🇰 #INDvPAK scorecard ➡️ https://t.co/hTP8b9pgdQ pic.twitter.com/T0iDbordkK
A sweet revenge from the men in blue @BCCI @ImRo45 after the Champions Trophy debacle in 2017 😍😎. Back to back wins shows how fit the team is❤️❤️😜👍.— Shyam Reloaded (@SaiShyamManohar) September 19, 2018
Kudos to the Indian bowlers for ensuring that we win the game for sure😂😎😎😊🎊💪#INDvPAK#AsiaCup18#INDvsPAK
हम जीत गए, बधाई हो टीम इंडिया ।— Anita Chauhan (@anita_chauhan80) September 19, 2018
Congratulations Team India 🇮🇳
We are proud of you all.. #INDvPAK#PAKvIND #Pakistan @ImRaina @harbhajan_singh @virendersehwag @GautamGambhir @vinodkambli349 pic.twitter.com/LtbgpBXIuH
Celebration time on TL 🔥🔥🎂🎉🎊 #INDVPAK— Amrit (@AhluwaliaAmrit) September 19, 2018
Pakistan have a win % of 50 whenever they score less than 170 batting first in the UAE.— Hammad Ahmad (@dot07HS) September 19, 2018
India have a loss % of 4.23 while chasing less than 170, which increases to 14.29 vs Pakistan.
We might have a game here after all...#INDvPAK
Masterstroke By Pakistan To Stop Rohit Sharma From Scoring 200...#IndvPak— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) September 19, 2018
Manish Pandey’s brilliance in the deep makes up for the two catches dropped by India. Sarfraz and Babar gone in quick succession. Now Pak gave to start consolidating innings again— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 19, 2018
Pakistan is the real life version of schrodinger's cat. Never know which version they're existing in. #INDvPAK— Iyeronical (@LosingMotion) September 19, 2018
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up his first wicket in ODI format in 35.3 overs conceding 212 runs. #INDvPAK— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 19, 2018
It's finally here! It's #INDvPAK at the #AsiaCup2018! 🇮🇳🇵🇰— ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2018
Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first.
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