Ind vs Pak T20 Match Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry in back. The two neighbours will lock horns in Asia Cup 2022. As per the schedule, India and Pakistan will play on August 28 in Dubai. This would be the 15th match between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup since 1984. India and Pakistan have played a total of 14 matches with former winning maximum number of games. While India has won 8 matches, Pakistan secured wins in 5 games. The match played in 1997 had ended with no result.
The 15th edition of Asia Cup will be played between August 27 and September 11. A total of 6 teams will battle it out against each other for the trophy. The 5 confirm teams are — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. One team from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, and UAE will join the tournament after the qualifying round.
As the tournament will once again see arch-rivals India and Pakistan fighting against each other in the most anticipated match next week, let’s take a quick look at top 4 face-offs the two teams had in the recent past.
2018: India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
Rohit Sharma-led side had registered a comfortable 8-wicket win over Pakistan in Dubai in 2018 during Group A clash. Pakistan, batting first, added 162 runs to the scoreboard as Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked three wickets each during the match. Rohit Sharma’s 52 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 46 guided India to register an easy win.
2016: India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets
India in 2016 won the game against Pakistan by 5 wickets and with 27 balls remaining. It was Virat Kohli’s 49 off 51 that cemented India’s position after initial dismissal of openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Pakistan, batting first, was bundled out for mere 83 runs in T20 format of the tournament in Mirpur.
2012: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
India thrashed Pakistan by 6 wickets in the game which was played in Bangladesh. Virat Kohli’s fantastic 183 off 148 balls, a score that remains his best in ODIs to date, helped India to chase 329 runs that Pakistan had added batting first. Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed had scored tons Kohli’s blistering knock aided India’s victory. He had smashed 22 fours and one six to help India win the game by 6 wickets and 13 balls remaining.
2010: India beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
This India-Pakistan 2010 Asia Cup match is well-remembered for the Harbhajan Singh and Shoaib Akhtar clash. The duo had some verbal exchange before Harbhajan slammed Mohammad Amir for a six that eventually helped the side register a thrilling win.
Batting first, Pakistan batter Salman Butt’s 74 took the side to 267. In reply, Gautam Gambhir’s 83 and MS Dhoni’s 56 guided India to register a 3-wicket win.