India will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023: Jay Shah
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India registered another famous victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup matches as they registered a memorable 5 wicket win over the arch rivals. The match saw several quality performances from the players of both the teams, however it were he Indian players who had the edge in this heart enthralling encounter. 

Both the bowling and batting departments delivered quality performances under tremendous pressure so as to hand their side a much deserved victory. It’s time for us to have a look at the top 3 talking points from India’s fantastic victory over Pakistan. 

1. Pakistan’s over dependency on its top 3 batters in the batting lineup

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Babar Azam

One of the major reasons as to Pakistan failed to have an impact in the crunch game vs India was the failure of its batting order in he first innings. The batting department has often been seen being over dependent on the top 3 players in the batting order. 

Today once the top 3 batsman were dismissed, Pakistan’s batting line up was totally exposed up against the Indian bowling. The middle order batters including likes of Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan and others failed to resist the opposition and play counter attacking shots which lead to the overall decline of the innings.

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar being back to his imperious best

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar played an extremely important role in India’s famous win over Pakistan today. His opening spell saw the return of Pakistan’s skipper , Babar Azam cheaply for 10. He also picked crucial wicket of Asif Ali who could certainly have been a big threat with his big hitting abilities. 

Bhuvneshwar didn’t stop here itself and came back in the death overs to clean up batters from the Pakistani tail. His figures of 4/26 in a game as crucial as this helped India achieve its objectives with ease.

3. Hardik Pandya is India’s match winner for the big occasions

PM Modi congratulates team India after comprehensively defeating Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022
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Hardik Pandya was undoubtedly India’s undisputed hero who saved their day in the big match. His performances both with the bat and the ball were incredibly good which helped India register an unforgettable victory. 

His spell of 3/ 25 with the ball included price wickets of Mohammed Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah. His proved his brilliance with the bat too when he saved the day for his team with quick boundaries in the later half of the chase as well when things started to get tougher for India during the chase.

His innings of 33* off 17 balls helped India reach the target despite several hiccups midway between the chase.Hardik pandya was thus rightfully awarded the man of the match in the match.

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