Asia Cup 2022: In the Asia Cup match on Sunday, Pakistan defeated India by 5 wickets. In this match, the 73-run partnership for the third wicket between Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz snatched the victory from India. Nawaz, who usually bats at the eighth order, was sent this time by captain Babar Azam at the fourth order. His experiment was also successful and Nawaz removed the pressure on the Pakistan team by scoring 42 runs in 20 balls. After the match, captain Babar also responded to Nawaz’s change of batting order.
Babar said, ‘There were two leg-spinners bowling for India, so I thought Nawaz could do well at this time. That’s why I sent them upstairs. I couldn’t do much today but Nawaz and Rizwan’s partnership was fantastic. Babar also praised his bowlers during this period. He said, ‘The way India used the powerplay, I thought they had taken the lead on us but later our bowlers stopped them well. Our spinners and fast bowlers did a good job in the death overs.
4️⃣2️⃣ off 2️⃣0️⃣ balls, 1️⃣-2️⃣5️⃣ and 3️⃣ catches – a night to remember for @mnawaz94
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2022
Rizwan and Nawaz won
Batting first, India scored 181 runs for the loss of 7 wickets due to the strong innings of KL Rahul (28), Rohit Sharma (28) and Virat Kohli (60). In response, Pakistan chased the target with great leisure. The innings of Mohammad Rizwan (71) and Mohammad Nawaz (42) were important. Pakistan team achieved the target with one ball remaining. With this victory, Pakistan’s team has occupied the second position in the Super-4 round. Team India is in third place here. Let us tell you that only the top-2 teams will reach the finals.
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