In a spectacular display of bowling prowess, India secured a commanding 228-run triumph over Pakistan in the rain-affected Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2023 match held in Colombo.
Pakistan was chasing a colossal total of 356 runs.
India’s bowlers wreaked havoc on Pakistan’s batting lineup, leaving them with a mere 128 runs on the board and sealing a decisive victory.
The clash began on a rainy Sunday afternoon, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill providing a solid foundation for India. However, rain intervened, forcing the match to be called off prematurely.
The action resumed the following evening, with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul taking charge of India’s innings, both scoring impressive centuries and setting Pakistan a daunting target of 357 runs.
Pakistan‘s chase got off to a shaky start, losing opener Imam-ul-Haq and skipper Babar Azam early in the innings.
As the middle-order crumbled under India’s relentless bowling attack, any hopes of a Pakistan resurgence were dashed.
Kuldeep Yadav’s remarkable five-wicket haul proved to be the final blow, as Pakistan was bundled out for just 128 runs.
This resounding victory marked India’s largest-ever margin of victory by runs against Pakistan.
After the initial match between the two cricketing giants was washed out, India celebrated a well-deserved win in this high-stakes encounter.