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Asia Cup: Pakistan set 238-run target for India in Super 4 clash

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2018 21:48 IST

Abu Dhabi [UAE], Sep 23 (ANI): Riding on the back of right-hand batsman Shoaib Malik's crucial contribution of 78 runs, Pakistan set a target of 238 runs for India to chase in their second Super Four clash of the ongoing Asia Cup at Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.
Pakistan made a slow start to their innings as they lost their opening wicket in the form of Imam-ul-Haq at the score of 24. Another opener Fakhar Zaman, along with Babar Azam, built a partnership of 31 runs before latter moved back to pavilion following an excellent run out by Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
However, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran batsman Shoaib Malik played impressive knocks of 44 and 78 runs, respectively to keep the Pakistan scoreboard ticking.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah gave the team a crucial breakthrough as he dismissed Malik to put his side on the driving seat.
While Asif Ali added 30 runs to the Pakistan scorecard, low order players Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz managed to add just 25 runs together.
For India, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav scalped three wickets each in the match to restrict Pakistan to a score of 237 runs in their stipulated 50 overs.
The Men in Blue, who clinched an eight-wicket win over their arch-rivals Pakistan in their Group A match, are looking to dominate the latter once again and book their place in the finals of the ongoing prestigious tournament. (ANI)