Asia Cup 2022: Rizwan, Nawaz star in Pakistan’s thrilling 5-wicket victory over India

Dubai, Sep 5 For the second time in every week, an India-Pakistan match went down the wire. For the second time in Asia Cup 2022, the result of an India-Pakistan match was determined in the ultimate over.

However this time, Pakistan have been on the profitable aspect, defeating India by 5 wickets, with a ball to spare in the second Tremendous 4 stage match on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on Sunday. In a match, the place fortunes swung wildly, left-arm spin all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz performed a decisive function.

Together with his 4 overs, Nawaz conceded simply 25 runs and took out Suryakumar Yadav in a good spell which utilized brakes on India’s innings after Rohit Sharma and Ok.L Rahul got here out all weapons blazing in a 54-run opening stand.

Reverting again to their aggressive attacking method, Virat Kohli top-scored with 60 off 44 balls, hitting 4 fours and a six, whereas operating onerous between the wickets and was very good towards pacers in an innings whilst others hit boundaries and fell in a bid to go huge.

Chasing a aggressive 181/7, Mohammad Rizwan anchored the chase with a 51-ball 71. However the sport turner was Nawaz’s promotion to 4, putting 42 off 20 balls, together with six fours and two sixes, giving a much-needed impetus to Pakistan’s chase.

With 26 runs wanted from the final two overs, Khushdil Shah and Asif Ali took 19 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the nineteenth over. Arshdeep Singh, who dropped Ali for duck an over earlier, acquired the equation to 2 runs off two balls. However Iftikhar Ahmed sealed the match in Pakistan’s favour with a ball to spare.

Sharma and Rahul gave India a rollicking begin by hitting eight boundaries to get the crew fifty in 4.2 overs. Haris Rauf broke the opening stand in the ultimate over of the powerplay, as Sharma mishit a slower ball to level.

India’s second wicket fell on the very first ball post-powerplay as Rahul holed out to long-on off Shadab. Kohli started by getting two fours to proceed India’s high-risk method. However he ran out of companions from the opposite finish as Nawaz struck in the tenth over, having Suryakumar Yadav slog-sweeping straight to backward sq. leg.

With Nawaz conserving issues tight, Kohli took to taking fours off Shah and Hasnain by way of pulls and drives. However Rishabh Pant, after hitting two fours, reverse-swept straight to backward level off leggie Shadab Khan. Within the subsequent over, Hardik Pandya punched a cross-seam ball from Mohammad Hasnain straight to a ahead diving brief mid-wicket to depart for a two-ball duck.

Deepak Hooda’s first 4 was pushed firmly by way of the hole between mid-off and additional cowl off Rauf. He then arched again to ramp a bouncer from Hasnain over the keeper’s head. Kohli acquired his fifty in 36 balls with some type, whipping Hasnain over deep mid-wicket for six.

The final two overs didn’t convey a wonderful end for India as Hooda skied excessive to long-on off Shah whereas Kohli fell inches wanting his crease whereas attempting to finish the second run. However misfields in the deep on the final two balls gave India back-to-back fours, taking the entire above 180.

In defence of 181, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi struck in his first over as Babar Azam chipped straight to mid-wicket. Rizwan didn’t let the tempo down, taking two fours off Pandya’s first over after which whipping Arshdeep fantastically off his wrists over a backward sq. leg.

Publish power-play, India stored issues tight by conserving Fakhar Zaman underneath test. They have been rewarded when an under-pressure Zaman holed out straight to long-on off Yuzvendra Chahal.

Nawaz, promoted to 4, started by reducing Chahal previous brief third man for 4. He then clobbered Pandya over long-on for a much-needed six. Whereas Rizwan slog-swept Chahal for six over mid-wicket, Nawaz additionally nailed the identical shot off Bishnoi.

Rizwan, who was as soon as at 13 off 14, acquired his fifty in 37 balls whereas Nawaz hammered Arshdeep down the bottom and slammed fours off Pandya throu’h cowl and over the keeper’s head to maintain Pakistan in the match.

Nawaz then capitalised on Chahal’s free deliveries by putting fours by way of leg-side, earlier than Rizwan minimize by way of backward level to select the third 4 in a 16-run fifteenth over. Bhuvneshwar broke the 73-run stand in the sixteenth over by having the harmful Nawaz give a cushty catch to long-off on an off-cutter. Pandya’s technique to bowl outdoors off labored when Rizwan lofted a slower ball straight to long-off.

Ali survived a good caught behind name off Bishnoi in the 18th over and acquired a reprieve on the very subsequent ball as Arshdeep dropped a sitter at brief third man. With the equation at 26 off 12 balls, Ali, Shah and Ahmed managed to finish a terrific chase for Pakistan.

Temporary Scores: India 181/7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 60, Rohit Sharma 28; Shadab Khan 2/31, Mohammad Nawaz 1/25) misplaced to Pakistan 182/5 in 19.5 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 71, Mohammad Nawaz 42; Ravi Bishnoi 1/26, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/40) by 5 wickets

–IANS

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