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Pakistan go down fighting in Asia Cup 2022 thriller against India

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Ravindra Jadeja goes for a pull shot during the Asia Cup Twenty20 international cricket Group A match between India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on August 28, 2022. — AFP
Ravindra Jadeja goes for a pull shot during the Asia Cup Twenty20 international cricket Group A match between India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on August 28, 2022. — AFP

DUBAI: Hardik Pandya starred with bat and ball to lead India to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in a last-over T20 thriller in the Asia Cup on Sunday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Chasing 148 for victory, Ravindra Jadeja, who hit 35, and Pandya, unbeaten on 33, put on a key fifth-wicket stand of 52 as India achieved the target with two balls to spare.

Pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pandya shared seven wickets to set up victory for India in their opening match as they bowled out Pakistan for 147.

Pandya, who returned figures of 3-25 with his medium-pace bowling, then stood calm to hit the winning six in a tense chase in the six-nation tournament which acts as a tune-up for the T20 World Cup in October-November in Australia.

India, who lost their previous match with to Pakistan by 10 wickets in last year's T20 World Cup at the same venue, improved their win-loss record to 8-2 against the arch-rivals in Virat Kohli's 100th T20 international.

Debutant pace bowler Naseem Shah stood out for Pakistan with figures of 2-27 but a foot injury in the last few overs had him limping as India took control with the right-left batting pair of Pandya and Jadeja.

Pakistan kept chipping away with wickets as Naseem bowled Suryakumar Yadav for 18 and Mohammad Nawaz rattled the stumps of Jadeja in the final over.

Virat Kohli scored 35 before falling to Nawaz's left-arm spin that also claimed skipper Rohit Sharma for 12.

Naseem struck early with the wicket of KL Rahul for nought as the opener dragged an express delivery on to his stumps.

The 19-year-old Naseem nearly got Kohli out two balls later only for Fakhar Zaman to drop a catch at second slip.

Kohli, who has endured a prolonged lean patch and recently spoke of his mental health struggles, overcame initial jitters and seemed to find his flow with a few convincing boundaries including a wristy drive over mid-on before getting out.

Earlier Kumar set the tone for India's dominance as he dismissed skipper Babar Azam for 10 in the second over and returned figures of 4-26.

Pandya rattled Pakistan's middle-order with his three wickets including the dangerman wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan who had hit 43 off 42 balls.

Kumar returned to take two wickets in two balls in the penultimate over but was denied a hat-trick by number 11 Shahnawaz Dahani.

Dahani smashed two sixes in his six-ball 16 before being bowled by left-arm medium-pace bowler Arshdeep Singh, who took two wickets as Pakistan's innings folded in 19.5 overs.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh


Live updates of the match are available below:

India won the toss and put Pakistan to bat first.


India at 19.4 overs: 148/5 

Mohammad Nawaz to Hardik Pandya: 6 runs!

Mohammad Nawaz to Hardik Pandya: No run

Mohammad Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja (35): OUT!

India after 19 overs: 141/4

Ravindra Jadeja 35/ Hardik Pandya 27

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 4 runs!

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: No run

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 4 runs!

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 4 runs!

Haris Rauf to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 1 run


India after 18 overs: 127/4

Ravindra Jadeja 34/ Hardik Pandya 14

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: No run

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: 6 runs!

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: 1lb

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: No run

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: No run

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: 4 runs!

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: WIDE!


India after 17 overs: 116/4

Ravindra Jadeja 24/ Hardik Pandya 14

Haris Rauf to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Ravindra Jadeja: 2 runs

Haris Rauf to Ravindra Jadeja: WIDE!

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: 2 runs

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: No run

Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya: No run

Haris Rauf to Ravindra Jadeja: WIDE!/ 1 run


India after 16 overs: 107/4

Ravindra Jadeja 22/ Hardik Pandya 11

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: WIDE!/ 2 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Hardik Pandya: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Hardik Pandya: 2 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Hardik Pandya: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run


India after 15 overs: 97/4

Ravindra Jadeja 19/ Hardik Pandya 7

Naseem Shah to Hardik Pandya: 4 runs!

Naseem Shah to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Naseem Shah to Hardik Pandya: 1 run

Naseem Shah to Hardik Pandya: 2 runs

Naseem Shah to Suryakumar Yadav (18): OUT!

Naseem Shah to Suryakumar Yadav: No run


India after 14 overs: 89/3

Ravindra Jadeja 18/ Suryakumar Yadav 18

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Suryakumar Yadav: WIDE!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Suryakumar Yadav: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run


India after 13 overs: 83/3

Ravindra Jadeja 16/ Suryakumar Yadav 15

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 2 runs

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 2 runs

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: No run

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: No run


India after 12 overs: 77/3

Ravindra Jadeja 15/ Suryakumar Yadav 10

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: 4 runs!

Mohammad Nawaz to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Suryakumar Yadav: No run


India after 11 overs: 69/3

Ravindra Jadeja 9/ Suryakumar Yadav 8

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: No run

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 4 runs!

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: No run

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run


India after 10 overs: 62/3

Ravindra Jadeja 8/ Suryakumar Yadav 2

Mohammad Nawaz to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: 6 runs!

Mohammad Nawaz to Ravindra Jadeja: No run 

Mohammad Nawaz to Suryakumar Yadav: 1 run 

Mohammad Nawaz to Virat Kohli (35): OUT!


India after nine overs: 53/2

Virat Kohli 35/ Ravindra Jadeja 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: No run

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: No run

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: No run


India after eight overs: 50/2

Virat Kohli 33

Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit Sharma (12): OUT!

Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit Sharma: 6 runs!

Mohammad Nawaz to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit Sharma: 1 run

Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit Sharma: 2 runs

Mohammad Nawaz to Virat Kohli: 1 run


India after seven overs: 41/1

Rohit Sharma 5/ Virat Kohli 31

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma: No run

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma: No run

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli: No run


India after six overs: 38/1

Rohit Sharma 4/ Virat Kohli 29

Haris Rauf to Rohit Sharma: No run

Haris Rauf to Rohit Sharma: No run

Haris Rauf to Rohit Sharma: 4lbs!

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: 6 runs!

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: No run 


India after five overs: 29/1

Rohit Sharma 4/ Virat Kohli 24

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: 4 runs!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Rohit Sharma: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Rohit Sharma: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Rohit Sharma: No run


India after four overs: 23/1

Rohit Sharma 3/ Virat Kohli 19

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: No run 

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: 6 runs!

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: No run

Haris Rauf to Rohit Sharma: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Rohit Sharma: No run

Haris Rauf to Virat Kohli: 1 run


India after three overs: 15/1

Rohit Sharma 2/ Virat Kohli 12

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Naseem Shah to Rohit Sharma: 1 run

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: 2 runs

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: No run

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: No run


India after two overs: 10/1

Rohit Sharma 1/ Virat Kohli 8

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: 4 runs!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: 2 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Virat Kohli: No run


India after one over: 3/1

Rohit Sharma 1/ Virat Kohli 1

Naseem Shah to Rohit Sharma: No run

Naseem Shah to Rohit Sharma: WIDE!

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: No run

Naseem Shah to Virat Kohli: No run

Naseem Shah to KL Rahul (0): OUT!

Naseem Shah to Rohit Sharma: 1 run


India begin batting


Pakistan at 19.5 overs: 147 — all out


Arshdeep Singh to Shahnawaz Dahani (16): OUT!

Arshdeep Singh to Shahnawaz Dahani: 6 runs!

Arshdeep Singh to Shahnawaz Dahani: 2 runs

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: 3 runs

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: No run


Pakistan after 19 overs: 136/9

Shahnawaz Dahani 8/ Haris Rauf 10

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shahnawaz Dahani: 2 runs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shahnawaz Dahani: 6 runs!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shahnawaz Dahani: No run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Naseem Shah (0): OUT!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shadab Khan (10): OUT!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shadab Khan: 4 runs!


Pakistan after 18 overs: 124/7

Haris Rauf 10/ Shadab Khan 6

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: 4 runs!

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: 4 runs!

Arshdeep Singh to Haris Rauf: 2 runs

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Nawaz (1): OUT!


Pakistan after 17 overs: 114/6

Mohammad Nawaz 1/  Shadab Khan 6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Nawaz: 1 run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Nawaz: No run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shadab Khan: 1 run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asif Ali (9): OUT!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shadab Khan: 1 run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shadab Khan: No run


Pakistan after 16 overs: 111/5

Asif Ali 9/ Shadab Khan 4

YS Chahal to Asif Ali: No run

YS Chahal to Asif Ali: 2 runs

YS Chahal to Shadab Khan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Asif Ali: 3 runs

YS Chahal to Shadab Khan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Asif Ali: 1 run


Pakistan after 15 overs: 103/5

Asif Ali 3/ Shadab Khan 2

Hardik Pandya to Asif Ali: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Asif Ali: 2 runs

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan: WIDE!

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan: WIDE!

Hardik Pandya to Khushdil Shah (2): OUT!

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan (43): OUT!


Pakistan after 14 overs: 96/3

Mohammad Rizwan 43/ Khushdil Shah 2

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs!

Avesh Khan to Khushdil Shah: 1 run

Avesh Khan to Khushdil Shah: No run

Avesh Khan to Khushdil Shah: No run


Pakistan after 13 overs: 90/3

Mohammad Rizwan 38/ Khushdil Shah 1

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Hardik Pandya to Khushdil Shah: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Khushdil Shah: No run

Hardik Pandya to Khushdil Shah: No run

Hardik Pandya to Iftikhar Ahmed (28): OUT!


Pakistan after 12 overs: 87/2

Mohammad Rizwan 36/ Iftikhar Ahmed 28

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: No run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 6 runs!

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 2 runs


Pakistan after 11 overs: 76/2

Mohammad Rizwan 35/ Iftikhar Ahmed 18

Ravindra Jadeja to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Ravindra Jadeja to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs!


Pakistan after 10 overs: 68/2

Mohammad Rizwan 29/ Iftikhar Ahmed 16

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: No run

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run


Pakistan after nine overs: 63/2

Mohammad Rizwan 26/ Iftikhar Ahmed 14

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Ravindra Jadeja to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1lb 

Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

Ravindra Jadeja to Iftikhar Ahmed: No run


Pakistan after eight overs: 59/2

Mohammad Rizwan 24/ Iftikhar Ahmed 13

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

YS Chahal to Iftikhar Ahmed: 4 runs!

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

YS Chahal to Mohammad Rizwan: No  run


Pakistan after seven overs: 51/2

Mohammad Rizwan 22/ Iftikhar Ahmed 7

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Iftikhar Ahmed: 4 runs!

Hardik Pandya to Iftikhar Ahmed: No run

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run


Pakistan after six overs: 43/2

Mohammad Rizwan 20/ Iftikhar Ahmed 1

Avesh Khan to Iftikhar Ahmed: 1 run 

Avesh Khan to Fakhar Zaman (10): OUT!

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Avesh Khan to Mohammad Rizwan: 6 runs!

Avesh Khan to Fakhar Zaman:  1 run


Pakistan after five overs: 30/1

Mohammad Rizwan 9/ Fakhar Zaman 9

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman: 4 runs!


Pakistan after four overs: 23/1

Mohammad Rizwan 7/ Fakhar Zaman 4

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs!

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: No run


Pakistan after three overs: 19/1

Fakhar Zaman 4/ Mohammad Rizwan 3 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Fakhar Zaman: No run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Fakhar Zaman: 4 runs!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Babar Azam (10): OUT!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Babar Azam: No run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: No run 


Pakistan after two overs: 14/0

Mohammad Rizwan 2/ Babar Azam 10 

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Arshdeep Singh to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: 1 run

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: WIDE!

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: No run

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: NO BALL!

Arshdeep Singh to Babar Azam: No run


Pakistan after one over: 6/0

Mohammad Rizwan 1/ Babar Azam 5 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Babar Azam: 1 run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Babar Azam: 4 runs!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: No run (LBW decision reversed)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mohammad Rizwan: No run