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In the Asia Cup T20 series 2022, the first match took place between India and Pakistan. Team India won the toss and elected to bowl first. The match took place in Dubai International Stadium last evening. India restricted Pakistan for 147 in 19.5 overs. Mohammad Rizwan (43), Iftikhar Ahmed (28) and Shahnawaz Dahani (16) are the top scorers for the side. Indian bowlers have been successful in restricting the batsmen of Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26), Hardik Pandya (3/25) and Arshdeep Singh (2/33) are the top bowlers with the best spells in the match. Chasing a total of 148, it was not an easy ride for Team India.
Team India lost the openers in quick overs. Ravindra Jadeja (35), Virat Kohli (35) and Hardik Pandya (33 not out) brought the victory for India. Hardik's winning sixer and his swag are trending all over. The entire team congratulated the all-rounder for his performance and hitting the six at the right time under pressure. Team India completed the chase with two balls left. Mohammad Nawaz (3/33), Naseem Shah (2/27) have taken the wickets among the Pakistan bowlers. India completed the chase by losing 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya has been named as the Player of the Match for his outstanding spell of 3/25 with the ball and 33 not out with the bat. The next match of Team India will take place on August 31st with Hong Kong.