India beats Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia cup


DUBAI/ ISLAMABAD (ENN) Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their Asia Cup match in Dubai on Wednesday night.

The Indian team chased the meager 163-run target in the 29th over. Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf took one wicket each.

Skipper Sharma scored 52 off 39 balls, Shikar Dhawan bagged 46 off 54 balls while Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik scored 31 runs respectively.

Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets apiece as Pakistan crumbled to 162 all out in their Asia Cup match against arch rivals India in Dubai on Wednesday.

Rohit scored 52 runs on a strike rate of 133.33.

Pace bowler Kumar took 3 for 15 while off-spinner Jadhav finished with 3 for 23 as Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsed from 85 for 2 to be bowled out in 43.1 overs.

Kumar ran through the top order by dismissing openers Imam-ul-Haq (two) and Fakhar Zaman (0) inside five overs before Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43) rebuilt the innings during their 82-run stand for the third wicket.

Both teams have already qualified for the Super Four stage of the tournament from Group A while Bangladesh and Afghanistan will advance from Group B.

The top two teams from the Super Four round-robin will contest the final in Dubai on September 28.

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