Team India made a strong comeback by demolishing Pakistan by 8 wickets in their second game of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Pakistani batsmen were sent crashing by the brilliant Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the surprise package Kedar Jadhav as they picked three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah scalped two wickets. However, Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue were handed a big blow after Hardik Pandya got stretchered off due to an injury.
The Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 is set to go underway as India gear up to lock horns with Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium today (September 21). India have an impeccable record against their neighbours Bangladesh, especially in the Asia Cup as they have defeated them 15 times out of 16 with the Tigers winning one.
# Dinesh Karthik nudges it towards mid wicket and India win by 7 wickets to bag another dominating victory.
# After 32 Overs, India are 159/2
# After 30 Overs, India are 142/2. Easy, easy chase for Men in Blue.
# After 28 Overs, India are 130/2 with MS Dhoni and Rohit at the crease.
# OUT! Rubel sends Rayudu back to pavillion. India are 107/2
# After 20 Overs, India are 89/1 with Dhawan and Rayudu at crease. Things looking easy for India.
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! Dhawan departs after a solid start, misses out on a deserved half-century. India 61/1
# After 14 Overs, India are 61/0 with Rohit and Dhawan batting at 21 and 40 respectively.
# What a brilliant start this is by Rohit and Dhawan, 51/0 in the first 10 overs. Both have made it look just flawless, cover drives and cuts have dominated the initial 10 overs.
# In the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Green Army have lost their first wicket for 6 runs in the pursuit of 258.
# Lovely start by India as Dhawan and Rohit keep the runs flowing in the initial overs. India 20/0 after 4 Overs.
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan begin the 173-run chase for the Men in Blue.
# Jadeja: I am very happy to be back in blue. I didn't play shorter format for a long time and I was not focusing much on my no-balls so my foot went over the line in the first over. I was disappointed after that. This wicket is slow but we have a very good batting line-up and we should chase it down
# Bangladesh finish at 172. A late surge by Mehidy Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza managed to take Bangladesh to a respective score comparatively. Will India go quick about the chase or will Rohit Sharma and co take things cautiously and slowly pave their way to victory? Join us soon for more action.
# After 45 overs, BAN 152/7 with Mortaza (12) and Hasan at (39) at crease
# Mosaddek Hossain also departs, caught behind by MS Dhoni on Jadeja's delivery, BAN 101/7
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Mahmudullah at 25, BAN 101/6 after 32.5 overs
# 100 up for Bangladesh after 32 overs
# BOUNDARY AGAIN! by Mahmudullah
# FOUR! by Mahmudullah to Kuldeep Yadav, BAN 95/5
# Hossain and Mahmudullah aim to get something on board, BAN 90/5 after 30 overs
# Half innings completed, BAN 78/5 after 25 overs
# Only two runs added in the over, BAN 74/5 after 22 overs
# OUT! Ravindra Jadeja scalps Rahim at 21, BAN 65/5
# One run added to the total, BAN 60/4 after 16 overs
# After 15.4 overs, Jadeja to Mithun (9), out Lbw
# After 15 overs, BAN 59/3 with Rahim (16) and Mithun (9) out in the middle
# After 14 overs, BAN 58/3 with Rahim (15) and Mithun (9) out in the middle
# Shakib Al Hasan departs at 17, BAN 42/3
# FOUR! by Shakib Al Hasan, BAN 38/2 after 9.3 overs
# With just 5 runs added to the total, BAN 26/2 after 8 overs
# After 6 overs, BAN 21/2 with Mushfiqur (1) and Shakib (4) at crease
# BOUNDARY! by Shakid Al Hasan
# OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalps Liton Das at 7, BAN 15/1 after 4.3 overs
# FOUR! by Liton Das, BAN 14/3 after 4 overs