Asia Cup 2018: India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets

Asia Cup 2018: India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets

Dubai (Agencies): India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Pakistan won the toss and decided bat first against the India. Rohit Sharma’s team chased 238 run-target in 39.3 overs.

Shoaib Malik provided a much-needed stability to the team after back-to-back wickets halted Pakistan from building early momentum against India. A 107 stand between Malik and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed deflected the pressure towards India before Kuldeep Yadav dismissed the skipper on 44 runs.

This was the second defeat of Pakistan against India in the Asia Cup tournament.

The match began at 4:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.

Pakistan and India have already won their Super Four stage matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively.

India beat Pakistan by eight-wicket in the group stage match. However, the winners of today’s fixture will be qualifying for the final of the mega event.

Pakistan : Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir.

India : Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul and K Khaleel Ahmed.