Twitter reactions on India’s win over Pakistan: Twitter goes crazy as India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets at Dubai.
During the fifth match of the ongoing Asia Cup between India and Pakistan at Dubai, India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets to register a thumping victory over their arch-rivals.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s decision to bat first after winning the toss fell flat on its back after Pakistan were bundled out for 162 in 43.1 overs. Barring an 82-run partnership for the third wicket between Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik, no other Pakistani duo managed to show any kind of resistance.
Bowling on a flat wicket in the hot Dubai weather, all credit must go to the Indian bowlers who dominated the opposition from the word go. The new-ball opening pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah made early inroads into the opposition batting line-up.
It was followed by a clinical performance by the spinners, who didn’t let either Azam or Malik to stand tall on their stand. Azam (47) top-scored for Pakistan. With bowling figures of 7-1-15-3, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Kedar Jadhav, India’s sixth bowling option, chipped in with three crucial wickets during the middle overs.
In the second innings, India’s ever-reliable opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan stood togather for a 86-run opening partnership. Sharma’s quickfire half-century saw him scoring 52 (39) with the help of six fours and three sixes.
With the foundation laid for the victory, Ambati Rayudu (31) and Dinesh Karthik (31) steered the team to the target without much discomfort. India accomplished the target in 29 overs.
Watch some of the Twitter reactions below:
Congratulations India on a very comprehensive victory. Wonderful team effort and great contributions from everyone #INDvPAK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 19, 2018
That was too easy for India. Will take a lot of confidence from this win.
Kedar Jadhav’s spell was the turning point #IndiavsPakistan
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 19, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 19, 2018
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 19, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 19, 2018
The Mumbai maidan word for the win today: ‘हज्ञा मार” .. (hagya maar) don’t ask me what it means but suffice to say, India outbowled, outfielded and out-batted Pakistan. That too without @imVkohli . Well played Team India! Super stuff! #INDvPAK
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 19, 2018
Cakewalk for India. QED
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 19, 2018
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) September 19, 2018
Kedar Jadhav has been playing 50 overs cricket for ten years. 14% of his career wickets have came in the last two hours. #IndvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 19, 2018
You will not find a more elegant player than Rohit Sharma when he is in full flow. Problem is, this phenomenon happens once in a blue moon.#INDvPAK
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 19, 2018
India fans at the innings break like… 🎉
— ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 19, 2018
Fabulous, overpowering performance from India.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 19, 2018
Pak’s batting challenge was how well they would play Indian Spin …and…..oops!!!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 19, 2018
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 19, 2018
#INDvPAK: Who’s watching? 👀
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) September 19, 2018