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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Reserve Day Highlights


Cricket  •  12 Sept, 2023  •  2,182 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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In an enthralling showdown between arch-rivals, the Indian cricket team displayed unparalleled dominance against Pakistan in a recent ODI match. From India's exceptional batting prowess, marked by a 200-run partnership between Kohli and Rahul, to Pakistan's injury setbacks, the game was a rollercoaster of emotions and strategies. Kuldeep Yadav's bowling brilliance further tilted the game in India's favour, leading to a massive 228-run victory margin.

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India's Batting Brilliance

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The Indian team, picking up from 147/2, showcased an explosive batting performance. The duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took centre stage as they stitched a 200-run partnership. Both reached their respective centuries, propelling India to an enormous total of 356/2 in 50 overs. Their aggression and technique were a treat to watch for the fans. Kohli's classic drives and Rahul's fierce cuts kept the scoreboard ticking and the Pakistani bowlers at bay.

Pakistan's Slow Start

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In reply, Pakistan's innings began on a shaky note. Jasprit Bumrah provided the initial breakthrough, setting the tone for the rest of the innings. With the climbing required rate and an ever-strengthening Indian bowling attack, Pakistan struggled to find rhythm and momentum. Their batsmen seemed hesitant against India's disciplined bowling. Each delivery seemed to tighten the noose as wickets fell at regular intervals.

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Kuldeep Yadav's Magical Spell

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Kuldeep Yadav turned out to be the star with the ball. With sharp turns and strategic deliveries, he claimed a remarkable five-wicket haul in his eight overs. From taking vital wickets like Iftikhar to Fakhar Zaman, Kuldeep ensured Pakistan remained under pressure. The batsmen failed to read his variations, often finding themselves trapped in front or beaten by spin. His spell was pivotal in ensuring a low score for Pakistan.

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