India beat Pakistan by eight wickets


DUBAI: Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their Asia Cup match in Dubai yesterday. The Indian team chased the meager 163-run target in the 29th over. Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf took one wicket each.

Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets apiece as Pakistan crumbled to 162 all out in their Asia Cup match against arch rivals India in Dubai yesterday. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan provided a much-needed relief to the Pakistani team on his very first ball of the game as the Indian skipper failed to read his googly.  Rohit leaned forward to the length and stuck his bat out but left a big gap between bat and pad and the ball went right through to hit middle and leg.

Kumar ran through the top order by dismissing openers Imam-ul-Haq (two) and Fakhar Zaman (0) inside five overs before Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43) rebuilt the innings during their 82-run stand for the third wicket. But after Azam was dismissed in the 22nd over, bowled by left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav, Pakistan lost their last seven wickets for 77 runs. —Agencies


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