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The India vs Pakistan Super 4 match in Asia Cup on Sunday went all the way down to the wire with the Babar Azam-led facet rising because the winner of the nail-biting contest. Chasing 182 runs towards India, Pakistan reached dwelling on the penultimate ball of their innings with 5 wickets in hand. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag feels that the catch of Asif Ali that was dropped by Arshdeep Singh and the broad deliveries bowled by the Indian bowlers price India the match towards Pakistan.
Ravi Bishnoi had virtually obtained the wicket of Asif Ali within the 18th over of the tense chase because the latter top-edged the ball to Arshdeep at brief thirdman. However, the Indian southpaw dropped the sitter and that helped Asif survive and kill the match along with his 16-run cameo in 8 balls.
On the opposite hand, the Indian bowlers collectively conceded a complete of 8 further runs, out of which 6 had been wides.
“I think the reasons for India’s loss to Pakistan were the catch dropped by Arshdeep Singh and the wide deliveries bowled by Indian bowlers. India bowled too many wides,” said Sehwag on Cricbuzz after the match.
“As a captain I would want my bowler to get hit for runs but not concede extra runs or extra balls,” stated the previous India opener.
Chasing the 182-run goal towards India within the Super 4 conflict, Pakistan had been at all times within the hunt. Mohammad Rizwan performed the position of an anchor with a 71-run knock that got here off 51 balls, whereas Mohammad Nawaz performed a vital cameo of 42 runs off 20 balls. The duo collectively stitched 73 runs for the third wicket to maintain Pakistan on prime.
“Credit goes to Pakistan. They batted well throughout the match,” stated Sehwag.
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