Since it was against Pakistan’s archrival, India won their opening game of the Asia Cup 2022, which was considered to be one of the most important games. India had five wickets remaining when they completed the 148-run mark. The Player of the Match was announced to be Hardik Pandya.
In T20 Internationals, Bhuvneshwar Kumar recorded the best bowling statistics by an Indian bowler against Pakistan. Four wickets were taken by Bhuvneshwar for a total of 26 runs, including the prized victim, Pakistan captain Babar Azam. With 13 wickets in this portion of the game, he is once again a PowerPlay threat. In 18 T20Is, he has taken 24 wickets, second only to Sandeep Lamichhane and Joshua Little.
“Before bowling the first ball, I thought it was going to swing. There was no swing but there was a bit of bounce. We knew we had to bowl wicket to wicket, so bowling short was the plan,” he’d admit in the innings break.