Bhuvneshwar Kumar registers a unique record vs Pakistan in T20Is after India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in Asia Cup 2022
The match between India and Pakistan is always full of excitement and thrills, but the game everyone saw on Sunday was a perfect example of the rich history between the two countries. This game ended with a nail-biting finish, and in the end, India ended up on the winning side.
This match went to the wire and India held their nerves to clinch the close win with five wickets in hand. However, the star of the match was none other than India's star all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, who just changed the game with both ball and bat in hand to help the team win.
But it all started with the wicket of Paksitani skipper Babar Azam. The veteran Indian pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, gave India the perfect start and picked up the price wicket of Babar, which exposed the Pakistani middle-order, and in the end, the Men in Green could only manage 147 all-out in 19.5 overs.
Bhuvi ended with a bowling figure of 4/26, picking the wickets of Babar, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali and Naseem Saha. With this match-changing performance, he registered a unique record in T20 internationals for India. Notably, this was the best bowling figure by an Indian against Pakistan in T20Is.
Without a doubt, the veteran Indian pacer was one of the reasons for India's thrilling win over their arch rivals on Sunday. He broke the record of Hardik's 3/8 against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2016. Bhuvi was equally supported by Hardik, who took 3/25.
Arshdeep (2/33) and Avesh Khan (1/19) also chipped in with the wickets. For Pakistan, Rizwan (43 off 42) was the top scorer. Chasing the target, India lost KL Rahul for a golden duck in the first over.
Skipper Rohit Sharma (12 off 18). Virat (35) looked for him but got out. In the end, the 52-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Jadeja (35 off 29) and Hardik (33* off 17) helped India chase the target.