India thrashed Pakistan in the super-four clash by winning the match by nine wickets on Sunday. Pakistan suffered their second defeat against India in the ongoing Asia Cup as India saw themselves through to the finals of the Asia Cup 2018.
Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan once again hammered Pakistan bowlers to all corners of the park. Both of them scored respective centuries as India chased down a low par 238 in 39.3 overs.
The ongoing Asia cup has seen Pakistan depending too much on its experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, as yet again the 36-year-old batsman took his side out of trouble, scoring a gritty 78 off 90 balls. However, his innings went in vain as the Pakistan bowlers failed to take wickets early on in the innings, eventually handing an easy win in the end to their arch-rivals.
Interestingly, in the second innings when Shoaib was fielding at the boundary line up, few Indian fans, to everyone’s surprise, started chanting “Jiju, Jiju look here once”. The video went viral as the Pakistan Batsman in response turned around and waved at them with his cute smile.
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Earlier, the Pakistan openers once again fell cheaply against their arch-rivals as the men in green lost their three wickets in first fifteen overs for just 58. However, skipper Sarfaraz and Malik rescued the ship as they added 107 for the fourth wicket. But, once the two departed, there wasn’t much batting prowess left in the tank, as the side were restricted to 237 for seven in fifty overs.