India won the much-anticipated clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup clash in Dubai on Wednesday. One the openers Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43) were dismissed, Pakistan bundled out for a mere 162 runs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav picking up 3 wickets each.
Team India began quite well as skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase for India. Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik ensured India crossed the target hasslefree registering a comfortable 8 wicket victory over Pakistanis in only 29 overs.
Twitterati came out to celebrate the special victory over Pakistan with hilarious tweets and memes:
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) September 19, 2018
— Bhrustrated® Activist (@AnupamUncl) September 19, 2018
Masterstroke By Pakistan To Stop Rohit Sharma From Scoring 200…#IndvPak
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) September 19, 2018
An anti-climax for a game that promised so much. Pakistan will be the first to admit they were dreadful but that has no correlation to what we will see next from them.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 19, 2018
— Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 19, 2018
Furthermore, the bonhomie between players was again on show when Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal helped out Pakistan’s Usman Khan with his shoe lace. This act was appreciated by netizens:
Tender moments that's why called cricket is a game of gentlemans and Yuzvendra Chahal played definitely like the Gentleman. pic.twitter.com/GMMtUo5tUm
— Amardeep Tomar (@amarzsb) September 19, 2018
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) September 19, 2018
The two teams will clash again in the Super Four stage on Sunday.