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India thrash rivals Pakistan by eight wickets

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By ITN News Editor September 20, 2018 13:01

India thrash rivals Pakistan by eight wickets

India thumped Pakistan by eight wickets – and with 21 overs to spare – to top Group A at the Asia Cup in Dubai.Pakistan, who will join their opponents in the Super Four stage, were out for 162, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav taking three wickets each.Rohit Sharma, India’s captain in place of the rested Virat Kohli, struck 52 off 39 balls in reply and Shikhar Dhawan hit 46 before both openers fell.Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik both made 31 not out to take India to 164-2.

It is India’s biggest margin of victory over Pakistan in terms of balls remaining in one-day internationals.Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat but were reduced to 3-2 as seamer Kumar (3-15) removed openers Imam ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman in successive overs.Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already guaranteed qualification from Group B, with Sri Lanka eliminated, but play each other on Thursday to determine the group winner.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 20, 2018 13:01
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