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‘India will take revenge against Pak’

Shillong Times 2018-09-21 01:24:58

‘India will take revenge against Pak’

NEW DELHI: Few hours after India thrashed Pakistan in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Wednesday expressed optimism that the Men in Blue will take revenge of their defeat at the Champions Trophy final in England last year by winning the ongoing tournament.
Talking to ANI, Khanna praised stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma and his team for clinching an impressive eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan. “They have won by a huge margin. The way they have played today, I am sure they will win the Asia Cup and take the revenge of the Champions Trophy. This was a match-winning captaincy. We are happy with this big win.”
Lauding the performance of bowlers and batsmen, Khanna added, “Bhuvneshwar bowled really well, Bumrah got able to support. The openers, especially Shikhar Dhawan continued his good form. All of them played well as a team.”
Indian bowlers put up a sensational performance to bundle out the Pakistan side for 162 runs in 43.1 overs after the latter opted to bat first.
Besides Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43), none of the other Pakistani batsmen was able to contribute much to their side’s innings. In reply, India did not break much sweat and clinched the victory with 126 balls to spare. Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan gave a solid start to the Indian side as they notched up 52 and 46 runs respectively, besides also accumulating a collective 86 runs for the first wicket. Subsequently, Ambati Raydu (31) and Dinesh Karthik (31) remained unbeaten at the crease to drive the team towards the victory with 126 balls to spare. (ANI)