Out! Manish Pandey takes a brilliant catch in the deep with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed slamming a powerful shot, but Pandey took the catch near to the ropes. He thought that he is falling, but then he flew the ball in the air, and then he came out to take it again. PAK 96/4
Out! Kuldeep Yadav breaks the partnership. A slower delivery from the chinaman, forced Babar Azam to step forward. The ball took a turn and Azam completely missed it. It hit the stumps and Azam has to walk back for 47. BIG BLOW! PAK 85/3
15 overs are up and Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik have taken their side’s total to 58/2. After 5 overs, Pakistan were 4/2. These two batsmen have really given a push to their side.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
After the laborious 26-run win against minnows Hong Kong on Tuesday, the men-in-blue made a couple of changes to their playing XI by bringing in pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya in place of Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed.
Pakistan retained the same side that played against Hong Kong.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain/WK), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan.