Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match

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Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match
Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match

Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match

Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: The Indian pace attack on Sunday took all ten wickets in a T20I match for the very first time.

During their thrilling Asia Cup 2022 campaign opener match against Pakistan, the pacers achieved this. The Indian pacers were on fire the entire game, and they prevented the Pakistani batters from settling at the crease and forming sustained partnerships.

During the powerplay, Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught the big fish, Babar Azam, for just 10 off 9 balls to kick off the party of Indian speedsters. He finished with a 4/26 record, including wickets of lower middle-order batsmen and bowlers Shadab Khan (10), Asif Ali (9) and Naseem Shah (0), which limited Pakistan’s ability to score runs.

With his pace, Hardik Pandya took 3/25 and also made a significant contribution. He made significant strikes against Iftikhar Ahmed (28). By taking out Ahmed, he put an end to a potentially hazardous third-wicket partnership between Rizwan and Ahmed that had Pakistan at 87/3. He then dismissed Mohammed Rizwan (43) and Khusdil Shah (2). Also breaking the middle of Pakistan’s order and bringing them down to 5/97.

Fakhar Zaman was bowled by Avesh Khan for just 10 runs off of six deliveries. After edging the ball into wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik’s grasp. He had a final score of 1/19 in 2 overs.

Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match
Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Indian pacers take all 10 wickets for first time in T20I match

Last but not least, Arshdeep Singh, a young left-arm medium pacer, stood out in his first game against bitter rivals by taking 2/33 in 3.5 overs. He fired Shahnawaz Dahani (16) and Mohammad Nawaz (1).

Coming to the match, Pakistan was dismissed for 148 runs in 19.4 overs. Only Iftikhar Ahmed (28) and opener Mohammed Rizwan (43) were able to make a decent contribution with the bat.

Pakistani hitters were completely overwhelmed by the pace and short deliveries of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26), Hardik Pandya (3/25), Arshdeep Singh (2/33) and Avesh Khan (1/19), and wickets continued to fall regularly.

India lost KL Rahul for a duck in the opening over of their 149-run chase. After that, the innings was led by Virat Kohli (35) and the captain, Rohit Sharma (12). They both toiled at the other end and put together a 49-run partnership. India held to 3/53 by Mohammed Nawaz’s double strikes, which resulted in the dismissals of Sharma and Kohli.

Following this, the scoreboard moved by a 36-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav. Before Suryakumar sent out for 18 by rookie Naseem Shah. India came close to winning the match thanks to a 52-run partnership between Jadeja (35) and Hardik Pandya (33*). With two balls remaining, the in-form Pandya hit a six to give India a five-wicket victory.

Pakistan’s bowlers Nawaz (3/33) and Naseem Shah (2/27) performed admirably, but not good enough to secure a victory.

Pandya adjudged as ‘Man of the Match’ for his all-round performance.