Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and team member Shikhar Dhawan greet one another throughout the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 19, 2018.
An all-round performance from India ensured that they beat Pakistan by a comfortable margin of eight wickets to high the group A of Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai, on Wednesday. fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and spinner Kedar Jadhav scalped 3 wickets each while skipper Rohit Sharma played a vital knock of 52 during India’s chase as the ‘Men in Blue’ crossed the line with twenty-one overs to spare.
Hindustan Times takes a look at the necessary numbers and milestones that Team India crossed in their comfortable win over Pakistan –
In terms of the number of balls left when India chased down the target, this is often their largest victory margin against Pakistan in ODIs.
In terms of wickets in hand, this is often India’s joint-biggest margin of victory against Pakistan in ODIs.
Also, this latest win in the Asia Cup is India’s tenth consecutive successful chase within the continental event.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan placed on a partnership of 86 for the opening wicket and that they helped the ‘Men in Blue’ chase down the target well. The duo additionally crossed few milestones along the way during their scintillating innings.
This was the 23rd fifty plus partnership between Dhawan and Rohit and therefore the 11th half-century partnership for the primary wicket between this pair — joint third most among Indian pairs for the first wicket along with Sunil Gavaskar-Kris Srikkanth. only Sourav Ganguly-Sachin Tendulkar (23) and Virender Sehwag-Tendulkar (18) have quite the swashbuckling current Indian opening pair.