Pakistan beat India in a last-over thriller

Mohammad Nawaz's all-round heroics helped Pakistan comfortably defeat India in the 2nd match of the Super 4s of the Asia Cup 2022 edition in Dubai! India won the tournament opener while Pakistan leveled it with this last-over victory.

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Toss Update: Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first.

After being sent into bat first, India scored 181 runs on the board losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 60 runs off 44 deliveries to get them with Rohit Sharma (28) and KL Rahul (28) contributing with scores of 20s each! It was an innings of two halves for team India as they scored 93 runs from the first 10 overs while the last 10 overs fetched just 88 runs.

Virat Kohli playing 3 dot balls in the final over was a shocker and India were found to be at least 15 runs short. Rishabh Pant was included in the XI for his left-handed batting but he got dismissed playing a right-handed shot against Shadab. Rubbing more salt to wounds, Pant scored just 14 runs from 12 deliveries he faced!

Pakistan, chasing 182 runs to win, chased down the target losing 5 wickets with a ball to spare in their innings! Rizwan was down with cramps during the first innings but he proved his worth with a superb 71 from 51 deliveries! However, it was Nawaz's hitting that helped Pakistan win the game. This bowling all-rounder scored 42 runs off 20 deliveries including 6 fours and 2 sixes. 

Match result: Pakistan defeated India by a margin of 5 wickets.

Mohammad Nawaz has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution of 42 runs off just 20 deliveries with 6 fours and 2 sixes.

Brief Scores: Pakistan: 182-5 in 19.5 overs (Mohammad Rizwan - 71, Ravi Bishnoi - 1-26) defeated India: 181-7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli - 60, Shadab Khan - 2-31) by a margin of 5 wickets

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