Team India presented a clinical effort to rout Pakistan out by eight wickets in match 5 of the Asia Cup Group A encounter at the Dubai International Stadium on September 19 (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, unchanged Pakistan didn’t get going after opting to bat first. Both the front-line pacers kept it tight by bowling at the bodies of openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. As a result of that, Imam played an uncharacteristic get-out-of-jail slog to nick it to MS Dhoni in the third over. A couple of overs later, Zaman pulled a skiddy shortish ball from Bhuvneshwar to the safe hands of Yuzvendra Chahal at midwicket.
There was hardly a moment when Jadhav wasn’t involved and next up were his two wickets to remove Asif Ali and Shadab Khan.
There was a brief period of resilience when Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Amir added some defiant runs (37), however, once Bumrah was recalled, Ashraf’s time was up. The front-line seamers teamed up again to pick the final two wickets.
Rohit Sharma was the aggressor of the two as he brought his fifty in just 37 balls. However, he departed soon after reaching his half-century off a clinical googly from Shadab Khan. Dhawan followed soon to Ashraf, four short of his half-century as Pakistan reduced India to 104 for two.
However, Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu saw it off with any further damage. They added 60 runs for the third wicket to beat the Green Caps by eight wickets quite convincingly.
Here is how the Twitter reacted on match 5 of the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan:
In rest of the world ,people keep tiger inside cage .
— CaffinatedSoul (@restlessler) September 19, 2018
Bhai kab se dhund Raha koi Pakistani mil hi Nahi Raha #indvpak
— Rahul kr ?? (@999rahulKr) September 19, 2018
Don't think there was anything wrong with team selection. Pakistan picked the best XI but the team needs to think out of the box. When Sarfraz got out, Shadab should have come not Asif. #IndvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 19, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 19, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 19, 2018
Kedar Jadhav is such a nice guy. Even when he bowls, he is so down to earth. #IndvPak
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 19, 2018
— Jinit Jain (@jinitjain08) September 19, 2018
#INDvPAK once again disappointed by #Pakistan team, why they take so much pressure, hong Kong gave tough time to india Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka and we r still hoping we can win india, why only hopes?
— Emرaan_Baلoch (@emraan_baloch) September 19, 2018
— आकाश भारद्वाज (@AakashBhardwaz) September 19, 2018
Reason of scoring low score by pakistan is bcose they taught they will bat same like they did in champions trophy final, they taught they will give target 300+ to india but they failed in hitting big shot ? #Indvspak #INDvPAK #AsiaCup
— siddesh (@surve88) September 19, 2018
भारतीयों को जीत मुबारक??
पाकिस्तानियो को हार मुबारक
वाह शेरो बदला ले लिया#INDvPAK
— Raees Khan Mehar (@Raeesmehar86) September 19, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) September 19, 2018
चक दे, चक दे इंडिया…
टेररिस्तान को हराने के लिए भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम को हार्दिक बधाई! ❤
— Arvind patel (@Aru_patel_BJP_) September 19, 2018
Boy Played Well Each Every Player Got chance To Bat .thats what We Wanted…..
— SIR CHAHAL❁ kirket expert (@Sirchahal) September 19, 2018