Pakistan avenged their defeat to arch-rivals India in the first game of the Asia Cup 2022 and made it 1-1- with a five-wicket win in the Super 4 stage at the Dubai International Stadium.
Babar Azam invited India to bat first after winning the toss. Virat Kohli’s 60 off 44 balls took the team to 181/7 in 20 overs. Pakistan lost a couple of wickets early on, but Mohammad Rizwan (71 runs in 51 balls ) and Mohammad Nawaz (42 in just 20 balls) not only steadied the innings but also made match-winning contributions with the bat.
Following the match, ex-Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar was in a joyful mood.
“Meine Indians ko bhi kaha, bahut sare doosto ko bhi kaha tha ki itna khush hone ki zaruurat nahi hai, Pakistan will make a strong comeback, meine video mein bhi bola tha Pakistan ruthelessly marage Hindustan ko,” said Akhtar.
Talking about the match, Akhtar was surprised by the frequent changes made by India and urged the management to finalize their final XI.