Pakistan had to face defeat by five wickets at the hands of arch-rivals India in the first match of Asia Cup-2022.
Naseem Shah was also injured in the middle match.
India defeated Pakistan by five wickets in their first match of the Asia Cup-2022 on Sunday. With this, he has started this tournament with a win. The match between India and Pakistan is important for the players of both the countries and hence the players put everything at stake. In such a situation, when the team gets defeated, then the players get disappointed. Something similar was seen with Pakistan’s young fast bowler Naseem Shah. He was seen crying while coming out of the field. Bowling coach Shaun Tait was explaining them.
Batting first, Pakistan had scored only 147 runs in 20 overs. India achieved this target by losing five wickets before two balls and while winning this important match, gave a chance to their fans to dance.
Naseem was hurt
Naseem gave India a blow in the very first over. He dismissed KL Rahul. Virat Kohli was also given life on the ball of Naseem as his catch was dropped in the slips. Naseem again bowled the 18th over of the innings, in which he had a problem with his feet. He had cramps and was finding it difficult to bowl. He had this problem on the second ball but still he continued to bowl. After bowling the fourth ball, he started moaning in pain and in such a situation the physio had to be called. Naseem, however, managed to complete his over. He took two wickets for 27 runs in his four overs. Apart from Rahul, he made Suryakumar Yadav his victim.
Pandya-Jadeja gave India victory
However, this over of Naseem proved to be expensive. In this over, Jadeja scored a total of 11 runs and from here the match turned towards India. After this, Pandya and Jadeja took India closer to victory. Hardik hit three fours in the next over of Haris Rauf. In the last over, India needed seven runs to win. Jadeja was out on the first ball of the over bowled by Mohammad Nawaz. But then Pandya hit a six off the fourth ball to give India victory. Pandya remained unbeaten on 33 runs. He took three wickets in his name. Due to this he was named Player of the Tournament.
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