India strolled to an authoritative eight-wicket victory against Pakistan in the ongoing
Asia Cup group clash in Dubai on Wednesday.
With the Indian bowlers bettering their performance against Hong Kong by a fair distance, Pakistan found themselves short of batting depth and eventually folded for a below-par total. The Indian openers blazed away from the word go and the result was a foregone conclusion before Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik completed formalities.
After Pakistan elected to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium, India got off to a dream start as Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave Men in Blue the early advantage by scalping both the openers cheaply. Bhuvi dismissed Imam-ul-Haq (2) and Fakhar Zaman (0) in his first two overs.
He shortened his length, used his variations and cramped the batsmen for room in an opening spell that had Pakistan reeling. He first sent back Imam-ul-Haq and then added the big scalp of Fakhar Zaman to expose the middle-order to the new ball. Bhuvneshwar added one more late in the innings to finish with impressive figures of 3/15.
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