Asia Cup 2022: Three reasons why India’s ship failed to overcome Pakistan’s challenge

Image Source: Twitter Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan team beat India by 5 wickets in Super Four match of Asia Cup 2022

Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan matches are always full of excitement, drama and joy. When two cricketing giants clash, the stakes are high, the expectations reach the stratosphere and the quality of the game also reaches its peak. On Sunday, September 4, the two neighbors clashed again in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 Super Four and all the buzz about these Indo-Pak encounters turned out to be true once again. This time Pakistan did better than India as they won with 5 wickets more to go.

Three reasons why India’s ship failed to meet Pakistan’s challenge:

After giving a good start, the openers kept falling.

Indian opening pair Rohit Sharma And KL Rahul Finally provided a decent start after a few matches as they took on the Pakistani fast bowlers. India were 54/0 after five overs when Haris Rauf sent Rohit Sharma back into the hut. The Indian captain was soon followed by his teammate KL Rahul, who fell victim to it. Shadab Khan In the next over. This forced India to get into a rebuilding position after the powerplay.

Middle-order stance did not yield results

The Indian middle order, which has been the torch bearer of the team in the last two matches, looked flat after Sunday’s defeat. The trio of Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya Fell cheap, which kept India from getting better despite being effective in the first half of India’s batting.

Indian spinners could not make a big impact

Another obvious difference between India and Pakistan was the effect created by the spinners in catching the batsmen. The Pakistani spin duo of Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz took important wickets and were economical too. Shadab took two wickets and finished with figures of 4-25-2, while Nawaz was more economical and picked up a wicket. He finished with figures of 4-25-1.

Meanwhile, the Indian spinners were not as effective as their counterparts. Though Bishnoi was economical and finished with figures of 4-26-1, Chahal had to bear the brunt of the batsmen. He finished with figures of 4-43-1.

Even though India took the match till the last over, Pakistan were slightly better able to beat India by 5 wickets that day. India will take on Sri Lanka in the second match of the Super Four on Tuesday and look to make a comeback.

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