India Maul Pakistan In Asia Cup 2023 Tie Disrupted By Rains
Colombo, Sep 12 (TNA) India outplayed Pakistan, across departments, for an impressive win in their Super Four clash of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 in Colombo on Monday. During the keenly followed contest marred by disruptions due to heavy rains, India certainly was a cut above their neighbours.
India recorded a massive 228-run win after setting Pakistan 357 to win the Super Four clash played at the R Premadasa Stadium. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored scintillating centuries while Kuldeep Yadav (5/25) starred with a five-wicket haul. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah both didn’t come out to bat due to fitness concerns and Pakistan’s innings came to an end on 128/8 in 32 overs.
The win is India’s biggest ever in terms of run margin over Pakistan, comfortably eclipsing their previous margin of 140 runs set in Mirpur in 2008.
Indian batsmen set up a formidable total after being put in to bat first with a rain threat looming large before the pacers took the stage to wipe off their top-order included dismissing captain Babar Azam on 10, the world’s top-ranked ODI batter.