Match Details

IND vs PAK 9th Match, Asia Cup 2023

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India won by 228 runs 🏆
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S Afridi Logo
S Afridi Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 1
F Ashraf Logo
F Ashraf Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
K Yadav Logo
K Yadav Jersy



K Yadav

Econ: 3.13
30th Over:
= 4
Last Over:
= 2
This Over:
= 7

Player of the Match

Virat Kohli Logo
Virat Kohli Jersy
Virat Kohli
PAKPAK - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5843
15 Over 7165
20 Over 9679
25 Over 105101
30 Over 128119
INDIND - 1st Innings
10 Over 5061
20 Over 115135
30 Over 187175
35 Over 208225
40 Over 265251
50 Over 346356


Inn 1
Inn 2
That marks the end of this colossal clash. India drubbed Pakistan by 228 runs in the Super Four stages and rose to the top of the points table. They will need to secure a win against Sri Lanka to cement their position for the Finals now. Plenty of areas to look after for the Pakistan side. They have a lot of injuries to deal with too. Also, A huge shoutout to the groundsmen in Colombo for helping us get treated to this scintillating clash. 

So, this is your guy, Arijit Kundu, and along with co-commentator, AkshayaKrishna Polya and scorer/analyst, Zeeshan Naiyer, We sign off from a tiring yet astounding game between India and Pakistan that occurred a period of two days. Adios!!
Virat Kohli (POTM): "I was about to ask you to keep the interview short, obviously, I am very tired. I am always ready to contribute to the team in different ways.

Today, KL Rahul got to a good start and my job was to rotate the strike. I take a lot of pride in pushing for easy runs, you know, pushing for a double is easy for me rather to go for a big shot.

Because, I had crossed the 100 already, there was a bit of respect for that shot (the one Virat played cheekily opening the face of the bat at the last moment in the third man direction). Usually, you don't see me playing those shots and it looks bad, very bad when I play those. Both KL and me are conventional stroke players, we don't really try to be fancy but we do get a lot of runs via our traditional cricketing shots. It was a good partnership and definitely a good sign for Indian cricket. Not only in this tournament but also with World Cup coming up. Very happy for him (KL Rahul) and it was great to see him hitting the form straightaway.

I was pushing for runs, I am very happy for that but at one stage, I was thinking that I have a game tomorrow at 3 PM. Luckily, we are Test players, I personally have crossed 100 Tests and so I know how to come back and play again on the next day. It was hot out there, coming November I would be 35 and hence I need to take care of my body. I know, I will be recovering and playing again tomorrow (chuckles).

And yeah, a loud shout out to all the groundsmen for the work they have put in to make this game possible. They did a fantastic job."
Player of the Match: Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma (India Captain): "We are happy to get some game time. Lot of guys did not have game time and that was great support from the groundsman as well. From the word go, they were right on the money. I know how difficult it was to come and do the job, do it the next day. We would like to thank them as a team.

It was important to get some game time. It was more possible due to these guys who have put in the effort. 

He was in a fantastic performance right from yesterday. Usually does not happen. Obviously, we had to adjust. With these two experienced batters, we expected, they would get their time in, their eye in. Great effort from Virat and KL. 

You know he has worked really really hard. I know how hard it is, for someone who goes through an injury and then coming back. Bumrah is just 27 now. For him to come and bowl shows what Bumrah is all about. Good to see him bowl that way, hopefully, he can do that more.

How the openers batted, then Virat and KL. We know it was a typical Kohli innings. Last minute change. Does not know where he is going to play. Five minutes before the toss, we had to say that he is playing. That shows the mindset of the player."
Maximum Sixes Award: Rohit Sharma (4 Sixes)
Catch of the Match: Kuldeep Yadav
11:12 PM IST and Local Time: Now, let us move to the post-match presentations...
Babar Azam (Pakistan Captain): "Of course, the weather is not in our hands. We were not upto the mark with the ball and bat. Yes, they (Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill) planned very well on our bowlers and attacked our bowlers. They batted well and then KL Rahul and Virat Kohli finished off very well.

Jaspirt and Siraj bowled very well with the new ball and it was tough for our batters to get away as they swung the ball both ways. We couldn't stick partnerships together as we lost back-to-back wickets."  
Kuldeep Yadav: "100%, I mean I am very happy with my performance. From the last year and past, I have worked really hard and bowling really well. I feel that I am in a good rhythm as well. Just kept bowling good lengths and got my wickets.

I was not trying to get the fifth wicket after gotten to 4th wicket. Just happened. It is amazing whenever you get the five-fer. I always keep the plan ready and you need to be prepared playing against top sides.

I had played against them (Pakistan) in 2019. I know most of the guys, how they play spin and accordingly worked on my variations. 100%, I am working on my length, I just kept bowling wicket-to-wicket and increase my chances if they slog sweep, sweep and reverse sweep. Thank you very much."
Earlier, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill had a strong start yesterday after being given the opportunity to bat first, accumulating 121 runs for the first wicket. Gill was playing well the entire time, and Rohit teed off after a cautious beginning. The pair reached their respective fifties in quick time. Rohit whacked Shadab for plenty of runs, smacking around the park but the leg spinner ended up getting the last laugh.

The very next over saw Gill fall to Shaheen Shah Afridi, bringing Pakistan back into the match.

The rain interrupted play as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were trying to get their eyes in, sending the match to the reserve day with India at 147/2 after 24.1 overs. 

India picked up where they left off on day two of this game after a downpour caused a delay of more than 90 minutes previous to the restart.

Prior to the restart, Pakistan had been impacted by Haris Rauf's injury. Virat and Rahul made their alliance clear by complementing each other well. KL produced beautiful strokes on either side of the wicket and it appeared as though he never left the team. Virat demonstrated his fitness and his desire for each and every run throughout an unbroken 233-run third-wicket partnership, which included plenty of strokes and running between the wickets.

The heart of Bangalore (Virat Kohli) and the pride of Mangalore (KL Rahul) went on to garner respective tons in the end. Virat scored 122 runs off 94 balls while hitting 9 fours and 3 sixes while Rahul scored 111 runs off 106 balls, hitting 12 fours and 2 sixes. The innings also saw King Kohli surpass the 13000 run mark.

10:55 PM IST, Local Time: With both Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf injured, Pakistan's depth meets its climax. It ends with a fifer for Kuldeep Yadav. A resounding victory for India as they won by a margin of 228 runs, steamrolling the no. 2 ranked ODI side. This is also India's highest margin of victory against Pakistan in ODIs.

With the rain being around, it took a reserve day to see a full match take place between the Asian Giants. On this day, it is the Men in Blue that emerges on top and chokeslams the neighbors.

Two centuries- Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, two half-centuries- Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, a fifer from Kuldeep Yadav, an all-rounder performance helps India soar high. Not only it's a massive win because the opponent is Pakistan, but it will boost the net run rate to a huge extent.

In pursuit of chasing a mammoth 357 runs in 50 overs, Pakistan got a scratchy start, losing Imam-ul Haq early. Jasprit Bumrah got the banana swing from one end while Mohammed Siraj coupled him up with excellent deliveries. The pace duo exerted pressure and constantly challenged the edges of Fakhar Zaman and Imam which resulted in the wicket of the latter.

It was Bumrah with the first blow and right after the first powerplay, Hardik Pandya cleaned up skipper Babar Azam with peach stuff. Just when Pakistan were 44-2 after 11 overs, the rain came in to spoil the excitement. But thankfully for the fans, it did not last long. 

Mohammad Rizwan and Zaman walked off with the bat after the break. Shardul Thakur was introduced right after and made things happen. He induced the wicket of the wicketkeeper with a peach stuff. Then it was just the Pakistani batters handling the hotness of Kuldeep Yadav with the ball who was spitting fire.

Zaman who looked scratchy failed to handle him first, offering the fourth blow to their own side by getting bowled. Salman Agha tried to revive but failed to do it for long. He took a blow at the right cheek and blood rushed off his nose in the middle while trying to sweep Jadeja. Soon after, the batter found himself trapped. A five-wicket haul from the left-arm wrist spinner pushed Pakistan's scoreboard to 128-8 at the end. With both Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf injured, that meant the end of batting for the Men in Green. The Indian flag rises on top and there will be plenty of areas where Babar Azam and his men would look to assess and rectify.

Shaheen Afridi
Kuldeep Yadav
CLEANED HIM UP!! A five-wicket haul against Pakistan. What better do you expect?
31.6 K Yadav to F Ashraf
W WICKETTTTT!!!! That is Kuldeep Yadav's five wickets haul and that is the end of the match as well. Good length delivery at the stumps. It skids off the surface and this time, Faheem cannot get any bat on it as he is beaten by the pace of the surface. The ball hits the stumps and celebrations begin in the Indian camp. Naseem and Haris are injured and Pakistan needed 229 runs to win and hence not worth a risk with the World Cup around. India win by 228 runs and this is a proper hammering at Pakistan. 
Umpire Ruchira denied that appeal and India have no reviews left as well.
31.5 K Yadav to F Ashraf
0 Good length delivery at the leg stump. Ashraf plays late and it skids off the surface. The ball brushes off the front pad and then hits the face of the bat. An appeal but denied by the umpire.
31.4 K Yadav to F Ashraf
0 Full and attacking the off-stump. Ashraf blocks off the front foot back at the bowler.