DHAKA: India has defeated Pakistan by five wickets achieved the target in 15.3 overs in Asia Cup T-20 match. This is the Pakistan fist T-20 march in Asia Cup.
After losing the toss to MS Dhoni and having to bat first, Pakistan were all out for 83 runs in 17.3 overs giving India an 84 run target to win the Asia Cup match against Pakistan.
The match which was dubbed as the biggest match of the Asia Cup series because Pakistan and India came face to face at the Shere Bangla National Stadium proved to trample on Pakistani fan's spirits as wickets began to tumble right from the start.
Shahid Afridi, skipper for the Pakistan team managed to score only two runs before he was run out; earlier he expressed confidence in the Pakistani batting line up and even after losing the toss expressed he had been looking to bat first had he won the toss.
Earlier Pakistani batsmen gave pathetic performance to being dismissed for a mere 83 against their arch rivals India in their first match in the Asia Cup 2016. Sent into bat by India Captian Mahindra Singh Dhoni, Pakistani batsmen could not resist against the opponents’ bowling and the whole team was bowled out in 17.3 overs. Only two batsmen – Sarfraz Ahmed (25) and Khrram Manzoor (10) could get into the double figures.
Seamer Hardik Pandya was the most successful bowler for India, taking three wickets for just eight runs while slow left-arm bowler Ravindra Jadeja grabbed two for eleven. Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra claimed one wicket each. India made one change in their team as Ajinkya Rahane replaced Shikhar Dhawan.
Pakistan has played her first match in the tournament whereas India had won their first match, the inaugural T20I of Asia Cup, against the hosts, Bangladesh on Wednesday.