In a resounding triumph, India outclassed Pakistan by a staggering 228-run margin in the Asia Cup, marking their biggest win against their archrivals.
Putting up a formidable total of 356 on the scoreboard within 50 overs, India swiftly dismantled Pakistan's batting lineup, restricting them to a mere 128 runs in 32 overs, securing an effortless victory.
Kuldeep Yadav emerged as the standout performer for India, claiming a remarkable five-wicket haul for a mere 28 runs in eight overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj also displayed exceptional economy with the ball.
In stark contrast, only three of Pakistan's batters managed to surpass the 20-run mark, and none could sustain their innings. Wickets fell at regular intervals, leaving Pakistan perpetually trailing behind India's commanding total, which was powered by centuries from Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul.
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The match commenced on Sunday and culminated on Monday night after inclement weather necessitated a shift to the reserve day, which was also marred by intermittent rainfall.
Having won the toss on the originally scheduled match day, Sunday, Pakistan opted to field. India forged a formidable opening partnership of 121 runs, bolstered by robust half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Subman Gill.
Both openers were dismissed on the initial day of play. Subsequently, Virat and Rahul joined forces, subjecting the Pakistani bowlers to an unrelenting assault.
This marked Virat's 47th ODI century, while Rahul notched his sixth ODI hundred, underscoring a career laden with promise.
In their upcoming fixture, India is poised to face Sri Lanka on Tuesday.