India defeated Pakistan in their opening Asia Cup Super Four match, which got postponed due to rain. India won by a massive margin of 228 runs, earning two points in the Super 4 stage. It was India’s best win margin in runs in ODI matches against Pakistan. India is at the top of the Super Fours standings based on their superior Net Run Rate (NRR). India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a perfect start, adding a hundred-run partnership.
India’s Virat Kohli and KL Rahul put on an astonishing exhibition of ODI batting to thwart Pakistan’s bowlers after an extended delay on the reserve day. Pakistan’s openers struggled with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj’s bowling attack. After the game was back in action, Shardul Thakur dismissed Mohammad Rizwan in the 12th over with a wicket in his first over. Kuldeep Yadav continued to chip away at wickets, finishing with an outstanding figures of 5 for 25 in 8 overs.
Pak vs Ind Asia Cup: How India dominated Pakistan in a rain-soaked match
India scored an astounding 356 for two thanks to Kohli, who finished unbeaten on 122 (94 balls), and Rahul, who posted 111 not out off 106.
India won by a massive margin of 228 runs
In their rain-delayed opening Asia Cup Super Four match on Monday at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, an all-around superior Indian team defeated Pakistan after two days of play. The high-profile contest went on hold due to rain, and India won by a massive margin of 228 runs to earn two points in the Super 4 stage. In ODI matches against Pakistan, it was India’s best win margin in runs.
India is at the top of the Super Fours standings
Given that Sri Lanka and Pakistan have two points, India’s massive victory propelled them to first place in the Super Fours standings based on their superior Net Run Rate (NRR). Only Bangladesh has yet to score in the Super 4s.
Kohli and Rahul both slammed unbeaten hundreds
India reached a mammoth 356 for two after resuming on 147/2 in 24.1 overs thanks to overnight batsmen Virat Kohli (122*) and KL Rahul (111*), who both slammed unbeaten hundreds. Additionally, the bowlers denied Pakistan any chance to win the match by holding them to 128 for 8 in 32 overs.
An excellent beginning for India
India’s openers, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, gave India a perfect start after getting told to bat first. They added a hundred-run partnership to lay the groundwork for a large total for India. The renowned Pakistani pacers remained at bay while Rohit (56 off 49) and Gill (58 off 52) sped to their half-centuries. On Sunday, the pair added 121 runs for the first wicket in 16.4 overs.
Indian batters put on a world-class performance
India got off to a great start, but Pakistan managed to claw its way back with two wickets in two overs. The following day’s match got postponed due to rain on Monday.
India’s run-machine Virat Kohli and comeback man KL Rahul put on an incredible display of ODI batting to thwart Pakistan’s bowlers after an extended delay on the reserve day. They gradually reached a fifty-run stand and achieved fifty while occasionally hitting boundaries.
Initial setbacks for Pakistan
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, the Pakistan openers, struggled with getting going against Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. Imam got stuck at second slip by comeback pacer Bumrah in the fifth over after a sluggish start. After Hardik finished, rain started to fall again, causing another lengthy break in play.
Kuldeep Yadav’s show
After the game was back in action, Shardul Thakur dismissed Mohammad Rizwan in the 12th over with a wicket in his first over. After that, Kuldeep Yadav was the only player in the game. The early blows and scoreboard pressure prevented Pakistan’s batters from playing freely. Kuldeep continued to steadily chip away at wickets, finishing with an outstanding figures of 5 for 25 in 8 overs, his second ODI five-wicket haul.