Result
5th Match, Group A, Asia Cup at Dubai (DSC), Sep 19 2018
29/50 ov, target 163
164/2
India won by 8 wickets (with 126 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Pakistan162(43.1 overs)
India164/2(29 overs)
end of over 2910 runs
INDIA: 164/2CRR: 5.65 
Ambati Rayudu31 (46)
Dinesh Karthik31 (37)
Shoaib Malik2-0-19-0
Fakhar Zaman6.3-0-25-0

9.52pm And that's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you tomorrow for the Bangladesh v Afghanistan match. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of tonight's game. On behalf of Vishal Dikshit, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

nostalgic: "This is going to be an unpopular opinion but needs to be said !!! There used to be a thrill in watching India - Pakistan matches. Players would bring exceptional performances to beat their arch enemy. So many characters and memorable incidents. These days, most of Ind-Pak matches are one sided, the games have no twists and the players are dull. The fire is missing."

9.45pm We're ready with the presentation.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match. He says: "Need to get initial wickets if you want to beat your opponents. On a track which doesn't swing, you can just bowl stump-to-stump and hope not to give too many runs. That way they make mistakes and that's the best way to get them out. It's a hot place, and tracks are flat, so it's not easy for the bowlers."

Rohit Sharma, the winning captain: "Right from the start we were quite disciplined. Wanted to learn from yesterday's mistakes. Was a great game for the bowling unit, especially since we knew it won't be difficult in these conditions. We stuck to the plan. and did what we had planned to do on this surface. Spinners kept it tight, got the odd breakthrough, but the wickets in the first couple of overs was very important. It was important to get early wickets because they've got some quality in the batting. So we didn't want to make things easy for them. We kept things on the stumps and we spoke about not giving Pakistan room. When Babar and Shoaib were getting a partnership we discussed not to panic, and I was happy we didn't. Kedar has been working on his bowling, and he takes his bowling seriously. It augurs well for the team, and the wickets are a bonus for us. His overs in middle are very crucial, especially after Hardik's injury. Quite enjoyed my little innings, got out to a great delivery but it was important to come and adjust to the surfaces here. Now we know exactly what to do. Need to create partnerships to achieve the targets we want to get. And fantastic finish by Dinesh and Rayudu as well."

NintiesBoy: "While everyone uses "India", it was nice to hear Rameez Raza use "Bharat"."

9.35pm Handshakes between Malik and the two batsmen. Sarfraz congratulates Rayudu and DK as well. The Indians celebrate sedately in the pavilion. The unbeaten batsmen lead all 15 men out of the ground. The Indians dominated from the day's third over, and didn't stop till the winning runs were hit. Each of their batsmen got a good hit out as well, but Rohit's 39-ball 52 set the tone for their chase. The match, however, was set up by the Indian bowlers. Jadhav's three-for and Bhuvneshwar's three-wicket haul ensured Pakistan just could not build any partnerships with the bat. And eventually, that was the difference between the two sides. Stick around for the presentation. This is also India's biggest win (in terms of balls) over Pakistan.

Sarfraz: "We didn't have a good start. Lost two wickets in the first five overs. Then regular wickets then meant we couldn't come back into the game. You can say we batted poorly. The wickets were soft dismissals, except Babar's. So we need to see how we play in the future. We did prepare for the two main spinners, but got out to the third one (Jadhav). This is a good wake-up call before the super fours."

Maan: "Its now time for Pakistan to pick haris at place of asif .. we need a proper batsmen like haris in middle order u cant just win against good teams with just 4 batsmen .. saifu the batsmen has long gone and asif is not trust worthy at all he is just a slogger "

Saurabh: "Strange captaincy by Sarfaraz.. Where are the strike fast bowlers? What is he protecting them for? There were not going to be any death overs that was known after the start India had.."

28.6
4
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, FOUR runs
good length on middle, and Rayudu hits the winning runs! Pulls emphatically to the square boundary and India win by eight wickets!
28.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, 1 run
full on middle stump, and he whips this off his pads to the square on the leg side
28.4
4
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, FOUR runs
swept away! Full on leg stump, and this time he places the shot to the right of short fine-leg

Shahrukh: "Listen, I have been watching Pakistan play since before I could walk. I could tell by their faces during the national anthems they were in no mood to put in a performance for this game. We dont waste energy on inconsequential games so Relax! When the stakes are higher, then the Real Pakistan will turn up, and you all will know it. Good night!"

28.3
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, no run
low full toss on middle, and he leans into an on drive. Mistimes it to midwicket
28.2
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, no run
full outside leg, and DK gets down to sweep. Hits this straight to short fine leg
28.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run
good length on leg stump, and nudged off his hips to the vacant leg-side region for a single
end of over 285 runs
INDIA: 154/2CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 0.40 • Need 9 from 21ov
Ambati Rayudu26 (44)
Dinesh Karthik26 (33)
Fakhar Zaman6.3-0-25-0
Shoaib Malik1-0-9-0

Mani: "From USA, now my manager is wondering why i am not getting off my seat since morning when i usually take a break every 45 min to stroll. "

27.6
1
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, 1 run
full on middle, and Rayudu comes down the ground to play an inside-out chip over cover. Safe shot. India need less than 10 now
27.5
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, no run
good length on off, and he punches inside-out to cover
27.4
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, no run
good length on middle, and Rayudu walks down the ground to defend. Hits the top of his pad and falls to his left
27.3
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, no run
full on middle stump, and Rayudu offers his straight bat to this. Played to Fakhar
27.2
4
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, FOUR runs
uses his feet! Tossed up slightly, and this time Rayudu gets to the pitch of the ball, and thumps a shot to the left of long off
27.1
Fakhar Zaman to Rayudu, no run
full just outside off, and tapped to mid off
end of over 279 runs
INDIA: 149/2CRR: 5.51 • RRR: 0.60 • Need 14 from 21ov
Ambati Rayudu21 (38)
Dinesh Karthik26 (33)
Shoaib Malik1-0-9-0
Fakhar Zaman5.3-0-20-0

kushal shah: "shravan - use your phone.. download the espncricinfo app.. dont wait so long for lunch ."

26.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run
full outside leg stump, and he gets down on one knee to crunch a sweep. Finds the fielder in the deep once again though
26.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, 1 run
half-tracker on middle, and DK rocks back to mistime a pull to the square fielder in the deep
26.4
4
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, FOUR runs
full just outside leg stump, and he paddles a sweep very fine past the fielder at short fine-leg! The ball races away after going beyond the circle

Talib: "about the CT, Last time that 'trick' was played, Kumble had to pack his bags. I dont mind getting crushed in the finals again if Shaz is the one packing his bags. since kohli isn't here, blame is all on him. and it'll be for the greater good. *Evil grin*"

26.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run
knee-high full toss outside leg stump, and he tries to muscle this to the leg side. Ends up hitting it straight to the backward-square fielder in the deep

SHRAVAN: "in USA waiting to go out for Lunch since an hour, come on India score quicker."

26.2
1
Shoaib Malik to Karthik, 1 run
good length on middle stump, and DK works this away off his hips to square leg once again
26.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run
full toss on his toes, and Rayudu clips it away to square leg for a single

Shoaib Malik from around the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
RG Sharma
52 runs (39)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
5147465011
Babar Azam
47 runs (62)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
501616757
Best performances - bowlers
B Kumar
O
7
M
1
R
15
W
3
Eco
2.14
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
KM Jadhav
O
9
M
1
R
23
W
3
Eco
2.55
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup
Player Of The Match
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Match numberODI no. 4040
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-19.00 Interval 19.00-19.45, Second Session 19.45-23.15
Match days19 September 2018 (50-over match)
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Match Referee
David Boon
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0