Asia Cup 2023: Kuldeep takes 5 wickets as India defeats Pakistan by 228 runs

Kuldeep Yadav impressed with the ball picking up 5 wickets as India handed Pakistan their first defeat in this Asia Cup. They won the game by 228 runs.

India finished off a strong overall effort by eliminating Pakistan for just 228 runs thanks to their bowlers. The bowlers displayed class in the second innings after the hitters played a vital role in the first. This is a summary of the second inning.

Indian pacers provide breakthroughs

The Indian bowlers soon made inroads into the Pakistani lineup with the help of a sizable total. Jasprit Bumrah produced a fuller-length delivery to induce the outside edge after setting Imam-ul-Haq up with outswingers on a decent length. Imam was out after Shubman Gill successfully caught him at the first slip. The Indian fast bowlers, who benefited from seam and swing, dominated the powerplay. In the powerplay, Pakistan only managed to score 43 runs while losing one wicket.

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With a nearly unplayable delivery, Hardik Pandya dismissed Babar Azam, the top-ranked ODI batsman. In the next over, Shardul Thakur dismissed Pakistani wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan.

Kuldeep Yadav demolishes Pakistan’s batting lineup

From the very first over he bowled, Kuldeep Yadav controlled the game. Kuldeep claimed five dismissals. In the opening over, he had a catch dropped on his bowling. He removed Fakhar Zaman’s wicket in the following over. Agha Salman, who had earlier been hurt while playing a sweep shot, was then fired. Shadab Khan, who was attempting to play a lofted shot, became his next victim. On a half-tracker delivery, Iftikhar Ahmed made a weak shot. Iftikhar’s shot was intercepted by Kuldeep, who made an incredible catch and bowl. Faheem Ashraf’s dismissal gave Kuldeep a five-wicket haul.

Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah chose not to bat, and India easily defeated Pakistan by a score of 228 runs.