India vs Pakistan: Anurag Thakur congratulates team India for defeating Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022

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India vs Pakistan: Anurag Thakur congratulates team India for defeating Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022
India vs Pakistan: Anurag Thakur congratulates team India for defeating Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022

India vs Pakistan: Anurag Thakur congratulates team India for defeating Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022

India vs Pakistan: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur praised the Indian team on Monday for defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the second game of the 2022 Asia Cup.

In the second game of the Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, India defeated Pakistan by five wickets thanks to a key partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.

“What a win for our #TeamIndia in this nail biting match against arch rivals!! Congratulations for a flying start in Asia cup. #INDvsPAK,” tweeted Thakur.

“Well played, India! A gripping match all along! Congratulations, men in blue!” Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia tweeted.

Jadeja scored 35 runs, and Pandya scored 33 runs in 17 balls. Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets for Pakistan, and Naseem Shah took two.

Talking about the match, India got off to a poor start as they were chasing 148 runs after they lost their opener, KL Rahul, without even registering a run. Virat Kohli, who is playing his 100th T20I on Sunday, was summoned to the crease by Rahul’s wicket.

The veteran Indian team of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli batted cautiously after losing one wicket but continued to blast boundaries to keep the scoreboard up.

As he continued to smash boundaries to maintain India in the run chase, Virat Kohli was in blistering form. Rohit too extended his hand, but his outing was cut short when Mohammad Nawaz removed him after he had scored 12 runs. The renowned all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja then stepped up to the plate.

In the same over, Nawaz struck again, halting Kohli’s impressive run of 35 runs in 34 deliveries and sending him back to the pavilion.

At that point, India was under pressure due to Kohli’s dismissal, but that pressure was immediately alleviated when Jadeja hit Nawaz for a six. India’s score after 10 over was 62/3.

After Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav joined him in battering Pakistani bowlers all over the stadium. For India’s run chase to remain viable, both hitters hit some big shots with tenacity.

Suryakumar Yadav dismissed by Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah after hitting 18 runs off of 18 balls, capping off a spectacular comeback in the game. Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder, arrived at the field to hold hands with Jadeja.

The number of runs needed to win reduced to 32 in 18 balls in the 18th over. Therefore, in the 18th over of the innings, Jadeja hit a four and a six.

Pandya hit three boundaries in the 19th over. That helped India get close to the victory when they needed seven runs in six balls. Jadeja dismissed by Nawaz in the final over. After hitting 35 runs in 29 balls, dealing a significant setback to the Indian squad.

Then Dinesh Karthik onto the field. Then, Pandya hit a massive six on the fourth delivery of the final ball to send his team home with a five-wicket victory over Pakistan.