India seal place in final with biggest win over Pakistan

Brief scores: Pakistan 237/7 (Shoaib Malik 78, Sarfraz Ahmed 44; Jasprit Bumrah 2/29, Kuldeep Yadav 2/41) lost to India 238/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 114, Rohit Sharma 111*, Ambati Rayudu 12*) by 9 wickets and with 69 balls to spare

Statistical highlights

  • India recorded their 488th ODI win overall and 54th against Pakistan in 131 matches, sealing a place in the Asia Cup 2018 final with a resounding nine-wicket win in their second Super Four match.
  • India’s nine-wicket win is their biggest in One-Day Internationals over the arch-rival.
  • The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal restricted Pakistan to a par score after Sarfraz Ahmed had won the toss and chosen to field first. Yuzvendra Chahal reached 50 wickets in ODIs, Asif Ali becoming his 50th ODI wicket.
  • Then, chasing 238, the Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, were in great touch. These two batsmen put on an exhibition of strokeplay and helped themselves to centuries against a Pakistani bowling attack that lacked incision.
  • Rohit Sharma made his 19th ODI century (an unbeaten 119-ball 111), while Dhawan made a 100-ball 114, his 15th century in ODIs.
  • Rohit and Dhawan also put together their highest partnership (210 runs for the first wicket), bettering the 178 they put together against Australia in Nagpur in 2013.
  • Rohit also brought up 7000 runs in ODI cricket, becoming the ninth and third-fastest Indian to do so.
  • Captaining India for the seventh time in ODI cricket, Rohit recorded his sixth win as captain.

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