India was able to maul over Pakistan by nine wickets in the third match of the Super Four stage in the ongoing Asia Cup. Therefore, India continued their domination over their arch-rivals. In fact, India had also won the first encounter against Pakistan by eight wickets. The Indian bowlers were able to restrict Pakistan to a below-par score of 237 runs after Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar continued their fine form with the bat at the top of the order. The opening pair was able to put a gargantuan partnership of 210 runs to take India in close proximity to the target. Thus, it was a convincing win for the Men in Blue. In fact, India has been unbeaten in the ongoing Asia Cup.
Rohit Sharma’s boys have ticked the right boxes as they put together an exhibition of fine performance.
Let’s take a look at the Statistical Highlights from the third match of the Super Four stage between India and Pakistan.
63: India won the match with 63 balls to spare. This was India’s fourth-biggest win against Pakistan in terms of balls left. The group stage match in which India won by eight wickets and 126 balls to spare is at the top of the list.
181: India’s interim captain Rohit Sharma completed his 19th ODI hundred. Thus, the right-hander became the fourth quickest batsman to reach the milestone in 181 innings. Hashim Amla tops the list with 104 innings whereas Indian skipper Virat Kohli reached there in just 124 innings.
Two Hundred: This was the third instance when India was able to score two hundred while playing against Pakistan. Sachin Tendulkar (118), Navjot Singh Sidhu (101) in 1996 in Sharjah and Virender Sehwag (108), Rahul Dravid (104) in Kochi in 2005 were the other two occasions.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s gargantuan partnership broke many records.
210: This is the second highest partnership for any wicket for India against Pakistan. Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu had put 231 runs in 1996 at Sharjah which is at the numero uno position. Furthermore, the alliance of 210 is the highest opening stand for Men in Blue while chasing a target. This was also the highest opening partnership for India versus Pakistan. It was also the highest alliance between Rohit and Dhawan.
7000: Rohit Sharma is the fifth fastest batsman to 7000 ODI runs. Consequently, the flamboyant batsman got there in just 181 innings. Hashim Amla is the quickest to the landmark as he got there in just 150 innings whereas Virat Kohli is the second best with 161 innings.
108: Shikhar Dhawan is the third quickest to reach 15 ODI hundreds in just 108 innings. Once again, Hashim Amla and Virat Kohli share the first and second position as they got there in 86 and 106 innings respectively.
50: Yuzvendra Chahal became the fifth fastest Indian bowler to scalp 50 ODI wickets in 30 innings. Ajit Agarkar (23), Kuldeep Yadav (24), Jasprit Bumrah (28) and Mohammad Shami (29) are other four.