India vs Pakistan: AB de Villiers lauds Team India on win over Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022
India vs Pakistan: Team India’s five-wicket victory over Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2022 campaign opening on Monday was hailed by legendary South African cricketer AB de Villiers.
In the second game of the Asia Cup 2022, played on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, India defeated Pakistan by five wickets thanks to a key combination between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.
“Proper Cricket game that! Tricky wicket with two really good bowling attacks. Congrats India and well done on 100th Virat,” tweeted the de Villiers.
Coming to the match, Pakistan was dismissed for 148 runs in 19.4 overs. Only Iftikhar Ahmed (28) and also opener Mohammed Rizwan (43) were able to make a decent contribution with the bat.
Proper Cricket game that! Tricky wicket with two really good bowling attacks. Congrats India and well done on 100th Virat👏👏🎉
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 28, 2022
Pakistani hitters completely overwhelmed by the pace and short deliveries of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26), Hardik Pandya (3/25), Arshdeep Singh (2/33), Avesh Khan (1/19), and also 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), who 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 also 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.