Pakistan team faield to withstand to the Indian bowlers ferocious performance at the Asian Cup 2018, this eveing in Dubai. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav took three wickets apiece as India bowled Pakistan out for 162.
It was a splendid bowling performance by the Indians who were playing their second successive ODI.India’s bowling attack had struggled against Hong Kong who came close to a historic triumph, last evening. The focus will now be on Pakistan’s pacers and India’s famed batting line-up. Pakistan 162 all out vs India.
A clinical show with the ball from the Indians, that too after being asked to bowl. Barring that 82-run stand between Azam and Malik, nobody put up any kind of a fight, not worth anything of note at least.
The two openers were sent back early by Kumar, but then the Azam-Malik stand provided good resistance and shored things up too. Though, the moment Kuldeep got ride of Babar, things went downhill from there for the Men in Green. Wickets kept falling and eventually, they were rolled up for a low score.
India make two changes as bring in Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya replacing Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur. The captains have played down all the hype, they have tried to sound very grounded and casual about the match, but the captains know as much as anyone that it is no normal day.
The usually empty stands at the Dubai International Stadium will be teeming with spectators, all roads would be leading to the stadium, there will be no grey shade, there will be no calm, India take on Pakistan and a rivalry which has been dormant for the past 15 months will take shape again