First Published Sep 4, 2022, 5:30 PM IST
It goes without saying that an India vs Pakistan cricket match is no less than a war. Due to the political problems of the two countries, the bilateral series has been closed for a long time. The two arch-rivals do not meet at 22 yards without the Asia Cup or any ICC sanctioned trophy. Cricket lovers are always looking forward to watch the most exciting matches of world cricket. And if two teams meet more than one in any cricket, it is like water to cricket lovers without asking for a cloud. The same happened in Asia Cup 2022. India and Pakistan met in the group stage match of the competition last Sunday. After a week, Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam’s team will meet again on Sunday. Before that, Team India was seen practicing like preparing for war.
Wait for some more time. After that, India and Pakistan are going to meet in the first match of the Super Four round of the Asia Cup. Team India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the group stage match. BCCI shared a video of the Indian team’s practice and coach Rahul Dravid’s press conference before the Super Four match. The video is enough to warm the blood. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant were seen on fire in the nets. It is clear from this video that Team India is ready to beat Pakistan once again. In the video, Rahul Dravid is heard saying, ‘India-Pak matches always have a different meaning. Matches like this test the team and answer all the questions that the coach has about the team. This kind of competition before going to the World Cup helps.’
Incidentally, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl in the group stage match between India and Pakistan. Babar Azam’s innings ended for 147 runs in 19.5 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored maximum 43 runs for Pakistan. Besides, Iftikhar Ahmed scored 28 runs. In the end, Shahnawaz Dahani scored 16 runs off 6 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took maximum 4 wickets for India. Besides, Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets, Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets and Avesh Khan took one wicket. Team India reached the target of victory with 2 balls left to chase the run. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja scored 35 runs each for India. And at the end, Hardik Pandya played a match winning innings of 33 runs from 17 balls in a tight situation.
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Last Updated Sep 4, 2022, 5:30 PM IST