Unpredictable Pakistan posted a meager target of 84 runs against India in the 4th match of the 13th Asia Cup T20I at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.
Sent in to bat first, Pakistan scored 83 for all in 17.3 overs with Sarfraz Ahmed topscoring 25 off 24 balls including three boundaries.
Opening bat, Pakistan faced early blow losing their three top-order batsmen-- Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan and Khurram Manzoor -- for 32/3 in 5.5 overs.
Ashish Nehra made the first breakthrough for India in the very 4th delivery dismissing opener Hafeez, caught behind by skipper Mahendra
Singh Dhoni at 4/1.
Sharjeel and Manzoor followed Hafeez soon, at 22/2 in 3.3 overs and 32/3 5.5 overs respectively. Among the trio, Manzoor (10 off 18b;
1x4) was the only double figure scorer.
Including skipper Shahid Afridi, the middle-order batsmen also failed to build any remarkable pair.
Pakistan could not back in the match losing the rest wickets in a gradual interval.
Hardik Pandya enjoyed three wickets for economic eight runs in 3.3 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets for 11 runs in three overs while Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra took one wicket each
for 8, 11 and 20 runs.