1-1, we are level. Pakistan has reciprocated with a thrilling five-wicket win. One would point to Arshdeep’s drop in a key moment as the game-changer. Well, India could have added another 10-15 with the bat. Bhuvneshwar and Hardik too failed to fire with the ball and India’s ‘aggressive’ approach with the bat may still have a few chinks to be sliced off. Not easy to find balance in the absence of a key all-rounder straightaway for a high-intensity game.
- 2 needed off 2. Iftikhar Ahmed is the new man. Low full-toss and Iftikhar slaps it straight over the bowler to find two runs. Pakistan beats India by five wickets!
Arshdeep starts off with a perfect yorker. Khushdil gets an inside-edge and takes a single. Low full-toss and Asif pumps the ball over the bowler for FOUR. 2 NEEDED OFF 4. Dot. Asif hits one straight to cover. Arshdeep to Asif, OUT! He has plumb in front! A cracking delivery in the blockhole.
Asif Ali lbw b Arshdeep Singh 16 (8b 2x4 1x6)
Bhvuneshwar starts off with a wide. An excellent yorker and Khushdil pushes it to long-on for single. Length from Bhuvi and Asif pummels it over long-on for SIX! Asif moves across but Bhuvneshwar lands the ball well outside off for another wide. A single to follow. Back of a length delivery and Khushdil pulls it past backward square for a FOUR! One in the blackhole and Khushdil knocks it to long-off for a single. Length and Asif slaps it over cover. The wide long-on fielder and deep point look at each other as the ball cuts through for FOUR - 19 off it!
Bishnoi concedes a couple of wides. One trudges down leg, past Asif Ali’s swinging blade and Pant prompts Rohit for a review of caught behind. Visuals suggest a foot gap between bat and ball. After a LOOONG review, the TV umpire has ruled it NOT OUT. IN THE AIR, TOP-EDGE AND ARSHDEEP DROPS A SITTER AT SHORT-THIRD. Rohit is in absolute disbelief as the dangerous Asif Ali is dropped on 0. Khushdil and Asif find three runs of the next two balls.
Ravi Bishnoi to bowl out. The umpire tells Rohit India is four minutes behind the over-rate. Here’s what that could mean:
After 12 overs
Slower-ball on length and Khushdil gets a single. Short ball and Rizwan wallops it through square-leg for FOUR! Incredible running from Rizwan and Khushdil as Rizwan pokes the ball to wide long-on and finds two runs. Rizwan shuffles across and Hardik sprays the ball wide outside the off-stump and the umpire does not concede a wide. Well, Hardik follows up with one. Hardik to Rizwan, OUT! Slower-ball and Rizwan lofts it straight to SKY at long-off!
Mohammad Rizwan c Yadav b Pandya 71 (51b 6x4 2x6)
Hardik’s up for his final over
Bhvuneshwar to Nawaz, OUT! High up in the air and straight to the long-off fielder’s hands. Hooda it is at the boundary and India has some relief with this breakthrough. A fine knock from Nawaz comes to an end. Khushdil Shah is in at 5. He gets a single. Bhuvneshwar goes full and straight and forces Rizwan to dab it back to him. Short from Bhuvi and Rizwan smacks it across the turf. A brilliant dive from Hooda at wide long-on saves two runs.
Mohammad Nawaz c Hooda b Kumar 42 (20b 6x4 2x6)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns
Short from Chahal and Nawaz unleashes the slog-sweep for FOUR through mid-wicket. Chahal strays to the pads and Nawaz sweeps it fine for FOUR! Short ball and cut away for FOUR by Rizwan! 16 runs from the over, massive for Pakistan!
Hardik follows Rizwan with a ball that shapes in. Rizwan flicks it across to snatch another double. Wide from Hardik and Nawaz thwacks the ball through cover for FOUR! Short ball and Nawaz gets a top-edge over the keeper for another FOUR! Is this one slipping away from India’s grasp?
Hardik Pandya returns
Arshdeep brings one back into Rizwan who works it through the on-side for two runs. Rizwan lofts the ball over cover next ball and finds two more - FIFTY for Rizwan! A single follows. Arshdeep overpitches and Nawaz pumps it down the ground for FOUR! Arshdeep hits Nawaz’s pads but the ball is gently sliding down leg. Another yorker to Rizwan who drills it out to mid-on and sets off on quick single. Direct-hit but Rizwan makes home with a clean dive.
Bishnoi feeds one into the slot and Nawaz smacks it over cow corner for SIX! 10 runs off the over as the chase hangs in the balance with eight overs remaining.
After 11 overs
Low full-toss from Chahal and Rizwan unleashes the slog-sweep over mid-wicket for SIX! He continues to reel in the ones and twos as Pakistan stays on course in the chase.
Back of a length from Hardik and Nawaz smokes it over long-off for a SIX! Swats it away from his presence and he’s come out with the right mind to play the pinch-hitter’s role.
Hardik Pandya is back
Chahal sprays one across the left-hander and Zaman muscles it over extra cover for FOUR. Chahal to Fakhar, OUT! A massive blow for Pakistan as Fakhar finds Kohli at long-on. Chahal cuts down considerably on pace this time to induce the false stroke. Mohammad Nawaz is in at 4. Chahal slides one back in and Nawaz opens the face of the bat to short-third. Misfield from Arshdeep and the ball races all the way for FOUR!
Fakhar Zaman c Kohli b Chahal 15 (18b 2x4)
Bishnoi mixes up his lengths to the batters as Rohit proactive works with his field. Runs come through singles in the over, six of them and India will attempt to tighten the screws with spin in the second-half as well.
Chahal wafts the ball onto the pitch and Rizwan steps out and drags it through extra cover. Kohli puts in a good dive but fails to cut the FOUR - 50 up for Pakistan.
Arshdeep slides one in and Rizwan flicks it with disdain over square-leg for SIX! A touch too short there from Arshdeep and Rizwan cashes in. He gets a single. Fakhar attempts to charge but Arshdeep fires one into the blackhole. A good finish for India as Pakistan is 18 short of what India had achieved at this point - courtesy a fiery start from Rohit and Rahul.
A loose short ball from Hardik and Rizwan glides it down leg for FOUR. Short again and Rizwan uses his bottom-hand to work it across the line for a single. Another short delivery towards middle-and-leg and Fakhar goes deep into the crease and slices it past backward point for FOUR. A single to follow. In the AIR and Rizwan gets a FOUR with the ball flying inches past the short-third man fielder. Poor start for Hardik with the ball.
Hardik Pandya into the attack
Bishnoi to Babar, OUT! Chips it straight to Rohit at mid-wicket. A massive breakthrough for India. Bishnoi strikes in his first over of the tournament and Babar’s poor run continues. Fakhar Zaman is in at 3.
Babar Azam c Sharma b Ravi Bishnoi 14 (10b 2x4)
Bishnoi into the attack
Rizwan shuffles across but Bhuvneshwar does well to beat the outside-edge with a shorter delivery. Bhuvneshwar brings one back in and Rizwan dabs the ball to cover for a single. Bhuvneshwar tucks one in and Babar slaps it across for another FOUR!
Arshdeep aims to cut the ball across the turf. Rizwan and Babar get a couple of singles. Top start from Arshdeep as he concedes just two runs from the over.
Arshdeep Singh from the opposite end
Short and wide and Rizwan smacks the first ball through point for FOUR! Bhuvneshwar tails one in and Rizwan pushes it to mid-off and steams through for a single. A direct hit from Hardik would have sealed Rizwan there. Close! Bhuvneshwar generates a touch of shape away from Babar and nearly shaves the outside-edge. A lot of “oohs” from the fielders in the ring. Bhvunsewahr strays to the pads and Babar nonchalantly flicks it through mid-wicket for FOUR. Positive start for Pakistan.
Back for the chase. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam open for Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar up with the new ball.
India will rue the fact that it couldn’t breach the 200-run mark. The openers laid the perfect platform after blazing the Pakistan pacers who were on the expensive side tonight. Spinners Nawaz and Shadab did a splendid job to tidy the middle-overs before Kohli anchored the innings alongside a few cameos. A couple of fortunate boundaries have put the side pas 180, but will that be enough? Stay tuned to find out.
Leading run-scorers of Asia Cup 2022
Rauf starts off with a wide but follows up with three inch-perfect yorkers. Kohli fails to power them across the mid-wicket. A quick low full-toss and Kohli flicks it to square leg and sets off for two runs. A direct-hit on the second run and OUT! Kohli is short by a whisker. A fine innings comes to an end from Kohli with two balls remaining in the innings. Bishnoi is the new man. Low full toss outside the off-stump and Bishnoi slices it towards deep cover. The ball lands a few inches ahead of the fielder and drifts away for FOUR! Similar delivery and Bishnoi gets another FOUR as Fakhar Zaman spills a catch over to the fence again!
Kohli is flowing with his cuts and pulls. Another slash through point and he only gets a single as the deep cover fielder cuts the boundary. Naseem to Hooda, OUT! Another skier but a fine catch from Nawaz at deep mid-wicket. Hooda’s beaten by the pace once again as the ball rises up quickly to the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins Kohli. Naseem darts in a yorker and Kohli works it towards mid-on for two runs. Kohli retains strike with a single.
Deepak Hooda c Mohammad Nawaz b Naseem Shah 16 (14b 2x4)
Naseem Shah is back
Hasnain begins with a wide. He follows up with a quicker delivery on length and Hooda narrowly manages to escape the mid-off fielder for two runs. Full and a touch wide from the stumps and Hooda scythes it past point for two runs. A fiery bumper angling towards the end Hooda arches back and across and upper-cuts the ball over the keeper for FOUR! Another slash through point and Hooda gets a single. Beaten. Kohli attempts to cut and he misses a ball that rises from length once again. In the slot and Kohli muscles the ball over deep mid-wicket for a SIX and his second FIFTY of the tournament. This is vintage Virat on show in Dubai!
Rauf nearly squares up Kohli with a ball that pitches and shapes away from the middle-stump. He gets a single. A touch of room from Rauf and Hooda crunches the ball through extra cover. Hooda dabs one through cover again and gets a single. Rauf pumps one in to Kohli who is forced to push it down to the crease. Kohli gently nudges the last ball across mid-wicket and completes a sensational two - that is some running between the wickets from the master.
Harif Rauf returns
Terrific bowling from Shadab as he varies his lengths to the batters and concedes just five runs from the over. He bowls out with figures of 4-0-31-2.
Hasnain drops short and wide and Kohli slashes the ball to deep backward point. An overthrow from the fielder in the deep helps Kohli come back for the second run. Kohli advances and Hasnain follows him with a ball that tails in. Kohli works it deep mid-wicket and races to complete two runs. Another short delivery and Kohli slaps it towards cow corner and gets a single. Hasnain to Hardik, OUT! Chipped straight to mid-wicket, Hardik Pandya falls for a duck! The extra pace cramps Hardik as he is forced to play the ball across the line. Massive wicket there for Pakistan as Deepak Hooda walks in. Hasnain digs one short and the ball soars past Hooda and a full-length leap from Rizwan. Rizwan is in some pain as he lands on the ground and he falls to the field. The physio has run out and we have a pause in play. He is back up and we continue. Hasnain completes the over with a skiddy delivery towards the off-stump. Hooda does well to keep it out to point.
Hardik Pandya c Mohammad Nawaz b Mohammad Hasnain 0 (2b)
Pant attempts to step out but Shadab corrects his line to plant one in the blackhole. A slew of singles to follow. Pant shimmies down the track once again and gets a thick outside-edge past the keeper for FOUR. Shadab to Pant, OUT! A tame reverse-sweep ends Pant’s stay. This was going down leg and Pant attempts for the cheeky stroke and lands it straight in the point fielder’s hands. Hardik Pandya in at 6.
Rishabh Pant c Asif Ali b Shadab Khan 14 (12b 2x4
Shadab Khan is back
Naseem drops it short and wide and Kohli charges in a flash to smack the ball on the up through cover for FOUR. Lightning quick from Kohli as the ball flew past the cover fielder in a flash. Naseem rolls in a slower delivery and Kohli nudges it across and reels in two runs. A single to cover. Short from Naseem and Pant whips it through square leg for another FOUR.
Naseem Shah returns
Pakistan continues with Nawaz to Pant and Kohli. Nawaz keeps it pretty tight, four singles on the trot. Pant advances but Nawaz fends short and towards the pads, dot ball. Another dot and Nawaz bowls out with excellent figures of 4-0-25-1.
Hasnain tails one into Kohli who nudges the ball to mid-wicket and sets off on a quick single but is turned down midway by Pant. Kohli is forced to stretch to make ground and Pant raises a hand of apology. Short ball and Kohli hammers it through square for FOUR. Imperious touch there from Kohli as he swivels and smashes the ball with some style. Kohli lofts a length delivery to long-on and gets a single. 100 up for India as Hasnain hands a couple of wides.
Nawaz to Suryakumar, OUT! SKY mistimes the slog-sweep. A pre-meditated shot there from Suryakumar as Nawaz gets some extra bouncer to hit high on the bat. No distance on that one and the backward square leg fielder has a simple catch. Rishabh Pant is in at 5.
Suryakumar Yadav c Asif Ali b Mohammad Nawaz 13 (10b 2x4)
Suryakumar charges and finds the cover fielder in his way to deny a boundary. He gets a single. Shadab finds the outside-edge from Kohli and it nearly lands in the short-third man fielder’s hands before racing away to the fence for FOUR. India continues to keep the scoreboard ticking with another single.
Nawaz returns and Suryakumar smashes him first ball with an audacious slog over cover for FOUR. Nawaz slides one in towards the middle stump and Kohli leans forward to defend. A hint of room and Kohli pushes it to wide long-off for a single.
Shadab to Rahul, OUT! In the air and Rahul holes out to the long-on fielder. Shadab starts with the first ball as he forces Rahul to drag across the line. Pakistan strikes twice in quick time. Suryakumar is in at 4. And he gets off the mark straightaway with a late dab past backward point for FOUR! A single to follow. Short ball and Kohli rocks to the backfoot to pull the through deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
KL Rahul c Mohammad Nawaz b Shadab Khan 28 (20b 1x4 2x6)
Shadab Khan into the attack
Haris to Rohit, OUT! High up into the sky and even with a collision, Khushdil Shah latches onto a top catch. A slower-ball from Rauf induces the false stroke from Rohit but the skipper has opened up a fiery start for India. Virat Kohli is in at 3. Rahul gets a single and Rauf attempts to start off with a bouncer to Kohli. The ball flies past the batter and keeper for five wide. Kohli is off the mark with a single to extra cover. A good finish to the PowerPlay with Rauf conceding just six runs and picking a big wicket.
Rohit Sharma c Khushdil Shah b Haris Rauf 28 (16b 3x4 2x6)
Nawaz wafts one in and KL Rahul steps out and waltzes it past the bowler for FOUR! FIFTY up in 26 balls - India’s fastest team 50 against Pakistan. Nawaz drops short and Rahul drags it to the deep for a single. Rohit follows with a flick to square leg for another single. Rahul attempts another slog and this time the ball falls short of the long-on fence.
Mohammad Nawaz into the attack
Rohit starts off with a FOUR and a SIX - a majestic pull in front of square! Rahul and Rohit have nailed the start with a perfect mix of aggression and running between the wickets.
Haris Rauf replaces Hasnain
A slower-ball on length and Rahul waits for an extra second and lofts it gloriously over extra cover for SIX! Rahul and Rohit exchange strike with a couple of singles. Naseem fires in straight and Rahul pummels it down the ground for a sensational SIX!
Rahul nudges another one past the keeper for a single. Beaten! Hasnain cranks it up and fires one past Rohit’s outside-half. 146ks. And there comes the response. Hasnain overpitches and Rohit lofts it over mid-off for FOUR. Hasnain tails the ball in and Rohit works it towards mid-on for a single. Rahul miscues a slog over cover and gets two runs. A dangerous single from KL completes the over as the mid-on fielder makes him stretch.
Mohammad Hasnain into the attack
Rahul’s underway with a dab to third-man for a single. Naseem finds some late swing as Rohit leaves the ball on length to the keeper. Rohit charges and micues a slog over cover for FOUR. Naseem goes full and Rohit blocks it out solidly to mid-off. Length ball on middle and Rohit flicks it over mid-wicket for SIX. Boy, the sheer nonchalance.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out for India. Naseem Shah up with the new ball.
The players have lined up for the national anthems.
An interesting set of choices from India. Ravi Bishnoi gets the nod alongside Deepak Hooda while Karthik has been benched. That middle-order comprising SKY, Hardik, Pant and Hooda will be one to watch out for.
India XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammed Hasnain
TOSS TIME: Pakistan wins toss, opts to bowl
Rohit and Babar at the centre.
TOSS, Playing XI coming up.....
Team India is in a huddle. Rishabh Pant has gone through the wicketkeeping drills ahead of Dinesh Karthik. Wonder what does that suggest in the scheme of the XI. Anyway, we’re just a minute away.
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The stands are filling in with the ‘Ring of Fire’ getting noisier by the minute. Hoping for a cracker of a contest.
Going by live visuals, Hasan Ali is set to return.
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“Square boundaries today are 63m and 75m , front and back 68.3m and 68.7m by the looks of it,” says Ayan from the venue.
India and Pakistan have met 201 times in international cricket across formats, the last of which was played in the T20 World Cup in 2021 at the same venue. Pakistan leads the head-to-head count with 87 wins while India has won 71 matches and drawn 38.
Pakistan enjoys a much better head-to-head ratio against its archrival in the United Arab Emirates as well. Out of the 30 matches played (ODIs, Tests and T20Is combined), Pakistan has won a whopping 20. 24 of these matches were played in Sharjah, two in Abu Dhabi and four in Dubai.
Who’s coming out on top in round 2?
“Dubai is a curious venue in that its dimensions help the bowling side. But depending on the position of the pitch on the square, one boundary is shorter. Teams could look to exploit it with LH-RH batting pair. However, I doubt both teams will make tactical changes at the top. Both thrive off settled batting orders,” - Ayan adds after having a sight of the strip.
A new track for Super 4, says Ayan.
Our man on the ground, Ayan Acharya, reports from Dubai.
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Ravindra Jadeja played his part in India’s victory over Pakistan in their Asia Cup Group A clash here a few days ago. When the sides meet once again on Sunday, this time in the Super 4, India will be hampered by the absence of an injured Jadeja.
Apart from his tidy left-arm spin, Jadeja brought value as a flexible batter. The southpaw was promoted to number four in the Pakistan clash to counter spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz. The move worked, as Jadeja, alongside Hardik Pandya, took India home.
In Axar Patel, India has a like-for-like replacement. Axar must hit the ground running for India to succeed in the Super 4.
India must fill a couple of surface cracks. The openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, have struggled in the two matches of this tournament. While Rohit has made scores of 12 and 21 against Pakistan and Hong Kong, respectively, Rahul was sent back for a golden duck by Pakistan speedster Naseem Shah. Rahul’s tortured 39-ball 36 against Hong Kong reflected his lack of confidence. Rahul could take the opposite approach in this outing by blasting his way into some form.
Virat Kohli got an unbeaten 59, but his circumspect style suggested that he is not back in top gear yet.
Big things will be expected from Suryakumar Yadav, who went berserk in the Hong Kong game with an unbeaten 26-ball 68. Suryakumar, cleaned up by Naseem for 18 in the earlier game, will pose the biggest threat for Pakistan.
All-rounder Pandya, rested for the Hong Kong encounter, will likely return to the eleven. Pandya will take great confidence from his man-of-the-match performance against Pakistan, where he picked up three wickets and held the chase together with an unbeaten 33.
Fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh, who have gone at a tournament economy rate of 12 and 9.82, respectively, must find the right lengths.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has led the attack admirably, returning a four wicket haul against Pakistan while keeping the runs in check.
Pakistan, meanwhile, enters this fixture on the back of a huge 155-run win over Hong Kong. Spinners Shadab and Nawaz took seven wickets between them, as Hong Kong was shot out for 38.
The batting clicked as well, with Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman recording fifties. Khushdil Shah applied the finishing touches with a rapid 15-ball 35.
Speedster Shahnawaz Dahani will not be available for Sunday’s match due to a suspected side strain. - ASHWIN ACHAL
Where can I watch the live streaming of the IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match will be streamed LIVE on Disney+Hotstar.
Which TV channels will broadcast IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match will be aird LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
At what time will the IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match start?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.
Where will IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match be held?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match will be held in Dubai.
When will Asia Cup 2022 end?
Asia Cup 2022 will end on September 11, 2022 with the final in Dubai.
What happened in the last IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 match?
India beat Pakistan by five wickets the last time the two teams met in Asia Cup 2022 on August 28.
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