Rohit Sharma with followers on Sunday.© YouTube
Rohit Sharma performed a quick-fire 16-ball 28 on Sunday in opposition to Pakistan in a Super 4 conflict on the Asia Cup. The Indian cricket crew captain then rotated his bowlers effectively and took the match until the final over. However, India in the end didn’t defend a 181-run complete in opposition to Pakistan. After the match, Rohit Sharma may very well be seen assembly followers and spectators outdoors the Dubai International Stadium. One of the followers, stored holding on to Rohit’s hand, resulting in the India captain saying: “Arey Haath Toh Choro”
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In the match, chasing a tricky goal of 182, the ever-dependable Mohammed Rizwan (71 off 51 balls) anchored the Pakistan innings but it surely was left-handed batter Nawaz, recognized extra for his orthodox left-arm spin, who performed the decisive knock of the match. His 42 off 20 balls was one thing that India did not consider and there was no gameplan for him as Khushdil Shah and Iftikhar Ali accomplished a deserving victory with a ball to spare. The Rizwan-Nawaz partnership of 73 in simply 6.5 overs within the mid-stage of the innings had the Indians napping.
Yuzvendra Chahal (1/43 in 4 overs) and Hardik Pandya (1/44 in 4 overs), the 2 bowlers who have been sensible final Sunday in opposition to Pakistan, have been pedestrian on the day as Nawaz took each of them to cleaners. The 87 that got here off their cumulative eight overs turned the match in Pakistan’s favour as Nawaz hit six fours and two sixes.
While Pandya’s short-ball tactic fell flat, Chahal was taken to cleaners by each Rizwan and Nawaz as creases on Rohit Sharma’s brow elevated with every passing over.
By the time Nawaz was holed out within the deep off Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s bowling, he had inflicted sufficient harm on the psyche of the Indian assault.
With PTI inputs
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