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As it happened: India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their high-profile Asia Cup Group A match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium

  • Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu plays a shot.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Pakistan's Shadab Khan (left) celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • A packed crowd at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Indian players celebrate after getting Pakistan all out for a modest score of 162 runs.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • India's Kedar Jadhav celebrating the wicket of Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik plays a shot during the match against India.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Fans wearing Indian PM Narendra Modi masks enjoying the match at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Pakistan batsman Babar Azam plays a shot.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar with team mates celebrate the dismisal of Pakistan batsman Imam Ul Haq.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma celebrates the dismisal of Pakistan batsman Imam Ul Haq.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Supporters of India and Pakistan came in large numbers to the Dubai Cricket stadium to watch the match.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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  • Supporters have queued up to get in the stadium to watch the Asian cup match between India and Pakistan.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/GulfNews.com

Follow the ball-by-ball update here
 

9:35pm

India coast to a eight-wicket win over Pakistan, reaching 164 for 2 in 29 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan set up the foundation with a 86-run opening wicket partnership, before Ambati Rayudu (31) and Dinesh Kartik (31) completed the job. The two now clash for their Super Four clash in Dubai on September 23.

India's Dinesh Karthik plays a shot India's Dinesh Karthik plays a shot. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

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Scoreboard:

Pakistan 1st innings
Imam ul-Haq c MS Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2
Fakhar Zaman c Yuzvendra Chahal b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0
Babar Azam b Kuldeep Yadav  47
Shoaib Malik Run Out Ambati Rayudu  43
Sarfraz Ahmed c (Sub) b Kedar Jadhav  6
Asif Ali c MS Dhoni b Kedar Jadhav  9
Shadab Khan st MS Dhoni b Kedar Jadhav  8
Faheem Ashraf c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah 21
Mohammad Amir Not Out   18
Hasan Ali c Dinesh Karthik b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
Usman Shinwari b Jasprit Bumrah  0
Extras 0b 6lb 1nb 0pen 0w  7
Total (43.1 overs)  162 all out 

Fall of Wickets: 1-2 ul-Haq, 2-3 Zaman, 3-85 Azam, 4-96 Ahmed, 5-100 Malik, 6-110 Ali, 7-121 Khan, 8-158 Ashraf, 9-160 Ali, 10-162 Shinwari

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7 1 15 3 
Jasprit Bumrah 7.1 2 23 2 
Hardik Pandya 4.5 0 24 0 
Yuzvendra Chahal 7 0 34 0 
Kuldeep Yadav 8 0 37 1
Ambati Rayudu 0.1 0 0 0 
Kedar Jadhav 9 1 23 3 

India 1st innings
Rohit Sharma b Shadab Khan 52
Shikhar Dhawan c Babar Azam b Faheem Ashraf 46
Ambati Rayudu Not Out  31
Dinesh Karthik Not Out  31
Extras 0b 0lb 2nb 0pen 2w 4
Total (29.0 overs) 164-2 

Fall of Wickets: 1-86 Sharma, 2-104 Dhawan 
Did Not Bat: Dhoni, Jadhav, Pandya, Kumar, Yadav, Chahal, Bumrah

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk 
Mohammad Amir 6 1 23 0 
Usman Shinwari 4 0 27 0 
Hasan Ali 4 0 33 0 
Faheem Ashraf 5 0 31 1 
Shadab Khan 1.3 0 6 1 
Fakhar Zaman 6.3 0 25 0 
Shoaib Malik 2 0 19 0 

Man of the Match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee: David Boon
 

Players greet each other after India defeated Pakistan in the Asia Cup match at Dubai Cricket stadiu Players greet each other after the match. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

9:30pm

India reach 153 for 2 in 28 overs as the match is headed for an early finish.

9:25pm

India reach 140 for 2 in 26 overs, Ambati Rayudu playing on 18 not out with Dinesh Karthik on 20 not out.

8:50pm

Shikar Dhawan falls for 46 off 54 deliveries, caught by Babar Azam off Faheem Ashraf. India are 106 for 2 in 17 overs.

8:35pm

Indian captain Rohit Sharma wows the crowd before getting bowled by a Shadab Khan beauty. His 52, off 39 deliveries, had six fours and three sixes. India is 92 for 1 at the end of 14th over.

8:10pm

Indian openers cross 50 unseparated after nine overs with Rohit Sharma on 52 and Shikhar Dhawan on 9 going great guns.

India's Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are seen in the middle during their 86 runs opening partners India's Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are seen in the middle during their 86 runs opening partnership. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

7:50pm

Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma start the chase steadily, reach 17 for no loss in 6 overs. 

6:45pm

Innings break: Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets apiece as Pakistan crumbled to 162 all out.

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3 for 15 while off-spinner Kedar Jadhav finished with 3 for 23 as Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsed from 85 for 2 to be bowled out in 43.1 overs.

A packed crowd at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. A packed crowd at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Scoreboard:

Pakistan
Imam-ul-Haq c Dhoni b Kumar  2
Fakhar Zaman c Chahal b Kumar  0
Babar Azam b Yadav   47
Shoaib Malik run out   43
Sarfraz Ahmed c sub (Pandey) b Jadhav 6
Asif Ali c Dhoni b Jadhav  9
Shadab Khan st Dhoni b Jadhav  8
Faheem Ashraf c Dhawan b Bumrah 21
Mohammad Amir not out  18
Hasan Ali c Karthik b Kumar  1
Usman Shinwari b Bumrah  0
Extras (lb6, nb1)   7
Total (all out; 43.1 overs)  162

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Imam), 2-3 (Zaman), 3-85 (Azam), 4-96 (Sarfraz), 5-100 (Malik), 6-110 (Asif), 7-121 (Shadab), 8-158 (Ashraf), 9-160 (Hasan)

Bowling: Kumar 7-1-15-3, Bumrah 7.1-2-23-2, Pandya 4.5-0-24-0, Chahal 7-0-34-0, Yadav 8-0-37-1, Rayudu 0.1-0-0-0, Jadhav 9-1-23-3

India's Kedar Jadhav celebrating the wicket of Pakistan batsman Asif Ali. India's Kedar Jadhav celebrating the wicket of Pakistan batsman Asif Ali. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

6:35pm

Pakistan are 160 for 9 as Hasan Ali goes for 1, caught by Dinesh Karthik off BhuvneshwarKumar. They are unlikely to bat for full 50 overs.

6:30pm

Pakistan lose their 8th wicket, Faheem Ashraf is caught by Shikar Dhawan off Jasprit Bumrah for 21 in the 42nd over, reach 160 for 8

6:25pm

Pakistan cross 150-mark with Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Amir stitching together a handy partnership, which lead Pakistan to 157 for 7 in 40 overs.

5:55pm

Pakistan lose their 7th wicket, Shadab Khan is stumped by Dhoni off Kedar Jadhav for 8, slip to 121 for 7 at the end of 33rd over.

An inept batting performance sees Pakistan slump to 121 for seven after 33 overs. Only Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43) show some resistance as Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Yadav do most of the damage after Bhubaneswar Kumar's early breakthroughs.

India and Pakistan cricket fans cheer their teams. India and Pakistan cricket fans cheer their teams. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

5:40pm

Another wicket. Pakistan's Asif Ali departs, caught by Dhoni off Kedar Jadhav for 9. Pakistan is 110 for 6 now in 29 overs.

5:30pm

Pakistan is in big trouble, 5th wicket falls, Shoaib Malik is run out by Rayudu for 43. Reach 100 for 5 in 27 overs.

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a delivery. Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a delivery. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

5:25pm

Pakistan slip to 96 for4 as skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is caught by substitute fielder Manish Pandey off Kedar Jadhav for 6.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed walks back to pavilion after being dismissed for 6 runs Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed walks back to pavilion after being dismissed for 6 runs by Kedar Jadhav. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

5:10pm

Babar Azam falls for 47, clean bowled by Kuldeep Yadav for 47 runs. Pakistan is 83 for 3 in 22 overs.

India's Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan batsman Babar Azam. India's Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan batsman Babar Azam. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

4:55pm

Hardik Pandya is stretchered off the field after sustaining a lower back injury. It happened in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings. 

India's Hardik Pandya being taken off the ground after being injured while bowling India's Hardik Pandya being taken off the ground after being injured while bowling. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

4:45pm

4:30pm

Pakistan counter-attack after pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes openers, reach 55 for 2 in 14 overs (Shoaib Malik on 23 not out and Babar Azam on 25 not out)

India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action against Pakistan India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action against Pakistan. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

3:50pm

Pakistan opener and Champions Trophy hero Fakhar Zaman is out for a duck.  Indians avenge the thrashing from this left-hander that crashed their hopes of winning the Champions Trophy.

3:35pm

The legendary Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar sits next to Gulf news in the press box. The legendary Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar (right) sits next to Gulf News team in the press box.

3.15pm

Pakistan win toss and elect to bat

Pakistan captain Sarfraz wins toss and elects to bat first.  This will put pressure on India  who scraped through their first match against Hong Kong.  

Pakistan kept the same team which beat Hong Kong in the first match in Dubai on Sunday while India returned to full strength after resting key players in their 26 run win over Hong Kong. Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and allrounder Hardik Pandya replaced Khaleel Ahmed and Sharadul Thakur.

This is the first match between the arch-rivals since the Champions Trophy final in London in June last year.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari

Video by: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News


Stage all set

The stage is all set for India-Pakistan match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

A full house is expected for the Asia Cup group league. Tickets have been sold out days in advance.

The last time India and Pakistan met in a 50-overs contest was in the Champions Trophy final last year where Pakistan won.

While the venue has worked as a windfall for the legion of expat fans of these two countries here, a billion more will be glued to their TV sets.

Supporters of India and Pakistan started arriving at Dubai International Cricket stadium to watch the Asian cup match between India and Pakistan Video by: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Keep yourselves abreast with the updates here.

Supporters have queued up to get in the stadium to watch the Asian cup match between India and Pakistan. Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

 

India supporters at Dubai International Cricket stadium to watch the Asian cup match between India and Pakistan. Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

 

Pakistan supporters at Dubai International Cricket stadium to watch the Asian cup match between India and Pakistan Video by: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

 

Video by: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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