The Asia Cup 2023 will be played in ODI format. Previously, the tournament was played in ODI format in 2018. This time of the tournament, Team India will play their first match against Pakistan on Saturday 2 September. The last India-Pakistan clash in the ODI Asia Cup was in 2018, where the Indian team won thanks to the centuries of captain Rohit Sharma and opener Shikhar Dhawan. Let us know what the overall game state was like.
First in the game, Pakistan scored 237 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs. For Pakistan, veteran hitter Shoaib Malik played an inning of 78 runs with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. In addition, then-captain Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 44 runs with the help of 2 fours. Aside from that, no batsman could play big innings.
Shikhar Dhawan and captain Rohit Sharma, who came on behalf of the Indian team to follow the runs, shared a partnership of 210 runs in 201 balls for the first wicket. Captain Rohit Sharma had an unbeaten 111* in 119 balls.
In addition, Shikhar Dhawan scored 114 runs in 100 balls. Rohit’s innings included 7 fours and 4 sixes and Dhawan’s innings included 16 fours and 2 sixes. Thanks to those innings from Rohit and Dhawan, India had reached the goal of 238 runs for 1 wicket in just 39.3 overs.
We inform you that the India squad for Asia Kar 2023 has been announced from August 30th, which does not include Shikhar Dhawan. Shubman Gill was kept in the team as a starter along with Rohit Sharma.