Asia Cup 2018, Fifth Match, India vs Pakistan – India won by 8 wickets
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
3/15– Bowling figures of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this game against Pakistan. This is his first 3-fer in this format of the game against Pakistan in the 8 matches he played. On four occasions earlier in ODIs, Bhuvi picked up a 2-wicket haul against Pakistan. Coming into this match, Bhuvi was wicket less and also conceded runs with an economy rate of over 6 in his previous five ODIs.
0 – Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman departed for a 9-ball Duck, his first naught in this format of the game. Before this game, Fakhar in his 19 ODIs scored 1089 runs at a mammoth average of 68.06. Zaman had scored a double century, two centuries and 6 fifties till date in his short ODI career.
3/23– Bowling figures of India’s part-time bowler Kedar Jadhav in this game – picked up the wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed, Asif Ali and Shadab Khan. These are Jadhav’s best bowling figures in ODIs and it is the second time he registered a 3-wicket haul in ODIs. Lower back injury to Hardik Pandya has come as a blessing in disguise for Jadhav!
24 – Number of run-out dismissals for Shoaib Malik in ODIs. He was dismissed as run-out against India on Wednesday as well. He is currently the joint-third in this list among the Pakistani batsmen. Inzamam-ul-Haq tops the list with 40 while Wasim Akram and Mohammad Yusuf are joint-second in this list with 38 run-out dismissals each.
100 – This is 100th ODI innings as an opener for Rohit Sharma and he celebrated it with a 36-ball half century. This is also his fastest half century in this format of the game, his previous best was in 42 balls which he made twice.
126 – India beat Pakistan by a margin of 8 wickets and 21 overs (126 deliveries) to spare. This is the biggest margin (in terms of deliveries left) by which India had defeated Pakistan in an ODI. Their victory by 105 balls to spare in 2006 is the second in this list.
162 – Pakistan’s team total in this match. This is the lowest total posted by Pakistan after batting first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Also, this is the first instance for them to post a total less than 200 while batting first at this venue. Their previous lowest total (in this case) was 207 against Australia in the year 2009.
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