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Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan beat India by five wickets

Pakistan defeated India by five wickets in their first Super Four match in the Asia Cup in Dubai.

Chasing 182 for victory, Pakistan reached the target with a ball to spare, with a 73-run partnership between Mohammad Rizwan, who top-scored with 71, and Mohammad Nawaz, who added 42. Thanks to Dari.

After both were dismissed, Khushdil Shah (14) and Asif Ali (16) saw Pakistan home.

Earlier, Virat Kohli’s 44-ball 60 helped India reach 181-7 in 20 overs.

The tournament in the UAE is a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.

India and Pakistan still have to play Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the Super Four round-robin stage, with the top two teams advancing to the final on September 11.

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