Pakistan edge out India off the penultimate ball of the match by 5 wickets.
Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 71 as Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets of their opening Tremendous 4 recreation on the Asia Cup.
Chasing 182 for victory, a 73-run stand between Rizwan and the left-handed Mohammad Nawaz (42) helped Pakistan obtain their goal with one ball to spare in Dubai on Sunday, the second time the 2 sides met in per week after having not performed for nearly a yr.
Rizwan was out after his second successive half-century within the seventeenth over however Khushdil Shah, along with his unbeaten 14, and Asif Ali, who made 16 off eight balls, made certain Pakistan received over the road in opposition to Arshdeep Singh.
Reprieved after Arshdeep dropped a simple catch at quick third man, Asif hit a six and two fours earlier than falling, with two balls left, leaving Iftikhar Ahmed to knock off the remaining two runs.
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Earlier, Virat Kohli’s 60 guided India to 181 for seven after being requested to bat first by Babar Azam.
Kohli, who hit 60 off 44 balls earlier than being run out within the closing over, helped India survive a middle-order stutter to put up a aggressive whole.
He reached his thirty second half-century in 36 balls with a six off tempo bowler Mohammad Hasnain amid chants of “Kohli, Kohli” at a packed stadium.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan stood out with figures of two for 31 from his 4 overs.
“It was a high-pressure recreation and you may’t let something slip by,” mentioned Indian captain Rohit Sharma after the sport.
“When there was a partnership within the center with Rizwan and Nawaz, we had been nonetheless calm and believed [in ourselves], however the partnership went longer than we hoped they usually performed brilliantly. There can be occasions when issues don’t go to plan however I do imagine within the potential of those [younger] guys.
“It was a great studying expertise whenever you play video games like this. Often, 180 is an efficient rating on any pitch however when you don’t take wickets within the center, it should all the time be robust.”