Pakistan on Sunday defeated India by 5 wickets in Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2022 with the help of brilliant batting performance from Mohammad Rizwan. India, after being put to bat first, had a strong start from their opening pair Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul which laid a beautiful platform for team to set a good total on board. Virat Kohli smashed his 2nd consecutive fifty-plus (60) score in this Asia Cup and helped India to post a competitive total of 181/7 in 20 overs. Among Pakistan bowlers, Mohammad Nawaz was the outstanding performer as he just conceded only 25 runs in his quota of 4 overs and picked a key wicket of Suryakumar Yadav as well.
Despite having a shaky start in first 10 overs, Pakistan had a brilliant 3rd wicket partnership between Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Rizwan, which ended up being a threat for Indians and later Asif Ali-Khushdil Shah pair ensured they cross the winning line in a nail biting thriller. Arshdeep Singh despite dropping a simple catch, did well with ball and tried his level best to defend 7 runs off the final over.
Numbers and Stats from IND vs PAK Super Four game:
1 : This is first loss for India in Asia Cup under Rohit Sharma's captaincy. Before this match, Rohit Sharma won 7 consecutive matches in Asia Cup (5 in 2018). India's streak of unbeaten run in 14 consecutive matches at Asia Cup since 2014 also comes to an end.
1 : For first time, India has lost an international game when Deepak Hooda was part of Playing XI. Before this match Deepak Hooda had a record of 17 consecutive wins in international cricket.
1 : For first time, Babar Azam has scored under 15 in three consecutive T20I innings.
Babar Azam in Asia Cup 2022:
10(9) vs India - Group Stage
9(8) vs Hong Kong
14(10) vs India - Super Four Stage
3: For 3rd time, Pakistan has defeated India in men's T20I.
Instances of Pakistan defeating India in men's T20I:
1st T20I match at Bangalore, 2012 - Bilateral Series
T20 WC 2021 at Dubai - Group Stage
Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai - Super Four Stage
Pakistan captains to win an Asia Cup match vs India:
Moin Khan : 2 (1995 & 2000)
Misbah-ul-Haq : 2 (2008 & 2014)
Inzamam-ul-Haq : 1 (2004)
Babar Azam : 1 (2022)
3 : For 3rd time, Hardik Pandya has been dismissed for a duck in T20Is.
Instances of Hardik Pandya getting out for a duck in T20Is:
vs Pakistan in Mirpur, Asia Cup 2016
vs New Zealand in Delhi, 2017
vs Pakistan in Dubai, Asia Cup 2022
4 : Virat Kohli recorded his 4th fifty-plus score vs Pakistan in T20Is.
Most fifty-plus scores vs Pakistan in men's T20I:
Kevin Pietersen - 4
Martin Guptill - 4
Kane Williamson - 4
Aaron Finch - 4
Virat Kohli - 4
Most runs vs Pakistan in men's T20I:
Martin Guptill - 526 (19 inns)
Kane Williamson - 439 (15 inns)
Eoin Morgan - 427 (17 inns)
Virat Kohli - 406 (9 inns)
David Warner - 397 (16 inns)
14 : Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul recorded 14th fifty-plus partnership in T20Is.
Most fifty-plus run partnership in men's T20I:
Rohit Sharma-KL Rahul : 14
Kevin O'Brien-Paul Stirling : 13
Andy Balbirnie-Paul Stirling : 12
Kyle Coetzer-George Munsey : 12
Martin Guptill-Kane Williamson : 12
32 : Virat Kohli has recorded most fifty-plus (32) scores in T20Is.
Most fifty-plus scores in men's T20I:
Virat Kohli - 32
Rohit Sharma - 31
Babar Azam - 27
David Warner - 23
Martin Guptill - 22
Most fifty-plus scores for India in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 264
Virat Kohli - 194
Rahul Dravid - 193
Sourav Ganguly - 144
Rohit Sharma - 127
182 : Pakistan chased down 182 runs vs India successfully in this T20I match.
Highest target chased down by Pakistan in men's T20I:
208 vs WI in Karachi, 2021
204 vs SA in Centurion, 2021
189 vs SA in Johannesburg, 2021
184 vs AUS in Harare, 2018
182 vs IND in Dubai, 2022