Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh. Image Credits: Twitter

Indian cricket fans were disappointed on Sunday night as the Indian team lost to Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 Super match in Dubai. Pakistan won by 5 wickets in this thrilling match that lasted till the final over. Team India registered their first defeat in the tournament. Dinesh Karthik, India’s wicket-keeper batsman has motivated the team following their defeat.

Babar Azam and his team chased down a difficult 182 runs target with a ball to spare, seeking sweet revenge for last week’s defeat. This victory pushed them to second place on the Super 4 points table, which is presently topped by Sri Lanka and India is third, with Afghanistan in the last place.

Mohammed Nawaz Changed The Momentum

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz. Image Credits: Twitter

The game was almost in India’s hands as they broke the rock-solid third-wicket partnership of 73 runs between Mohammed Rizwan and Mohammed Nawaz. In the 16th over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed the Pakistan spinner, who had been surprisingly promoted up the order, scored 42 runs in just 20 balls and he changed the momentum of his team. Hardik Pandya ended Rizwan’s blistering knock and he was dismissed for 71 runs off 51 balls.

Arshdeep Singh Dropped A Sitter

Arshdeep Singh drop catch
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Arshdeep Singh dropped Asif Ali’s catch at short third man when he was batting on zero in Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 19 runs in the 19th over which changed the momentum towards Pakistan. In the final over, the left-arm fast bowler claimed a wicket when he trapped Ali in front, but it was already too late. Iftikhar Ahmed hit the winning runs to send Pakistan home safely in a nail-biting match.

Dinesh Karthik Posted A Motivational Post For Teammates After The Loss

It was one of the best cricket matches, with the audience glued to their TV screen until the final ball. After the five-wicket loss, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik posted a motivational post in support of his teammates. DK didn’t play in this match and Deepak Hooda was given the opportunity in his place. He scored 16 runs in 14 and didn’t bowl.

He shared a few pictures from the high-voltage match and wrote, “Every day may not be our day, but we will stay strong and move on.”

After the match, Rohit Sharma said, “It was a high-pressure match, which we knew about. You have to be in it every time. Such a match can take a lot. Despite the partnership between Rizwan and Nawaz, we remain calm. But this partnership obviously lasted a little longer and they batted brilliantly. We think the pitch gets a little better in the second innings.”

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