India beat Pakistan by eight wickets in a Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018.
India thrashed Pakistan by eight wickets in a one-side Asia Cup 2018 group league match encounter on Wednesday in Dubai. Twitter was already abuzz as the traditional rivalry returned to the cricket pitch and with a flurry of wickets, the Men in Blue shirts set the social media blogging site on fire.
India’s bowling unit restricted Pakistan for a meagre 162 in 43.1 overs before skipper Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase for their side in only 29 overs. This was India’s most comprehensive victory in terms of balls remaining (126).
Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik remained not out in the end. Earlier India bowlers did well to restrict Pakistan to only 162. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named the man of the match for picking up three wickets and he was well supported by other pacers and spinners. Babar Azam was Pakistan’s top scorer with 47.
Here are the best reactions on Twitter from the cricket world:
A resounding win for India, especially considering playing back to back matches in this heat. The bowlers were brilliant and Rohit led the team brilliantly. Congratulations! #IndvPak
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 19, 2018
Congratulations India on a very comprehensive victory. Wonderful team effort and great contributions from everyone #INDvPAK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 19, 2018
That was too easy for India. Will take a lot of confidence from this win.
Kedar Jadhav’s spell was the turning point #IndiavsPakistan
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 19, 2018