India and Pakistan crossed swords in the electrifying second match of the Asia Cup 2022 and it turned out to be a thriller as expected with the viewership soaring through on the online platform. All the hype, excitement and build-up to the match proved to be worthy as the winner was decided only on the fourth ball of the final over of the match.
The match was all about Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar as the trio lifted the team at key moments. India ended up chasing the target of 148, with five wickets to their name and with only two balls to spare. Post-match, Ravindra Jadeja gave up his time to have a chat with Sanjay Manjrekar and the commentator asked a tough question first up.
The commentator and analyst Sanjay Manjrekar asked the Indian all-rounder if it was okay for him to have a conversation with him. This comes on the back of his ‘bits and pieces’ comment on the all-rounder almost three years back and the latter has only risen in stature since then.
“I have got Ravindra Jadeja here with me, first question, you are okay to talk to me Jaddu right?,” Manjrekar asked the all-rounder to which he replied, “Yeah, yeah. Absolutely. I do not have any problem.”
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The all-rounder went on to heap praise on his fellow teammate Hardik Pandya and credited the Pakistani bowlers for making things tough. “We wanted to play till the end, they have a very good bowling attack, their fast bowlers don’t give anything away. I could have finished the game but Hardik played superbly. He (Pandya) came out, he was very clear in his head and said he was going to play his shots, and I am happy that he stayed till the end,” he added.
India triumphed against Pakistan in the high-octane match:
The Men in Blue clinched a thriller against Pakistan as they chased down the total in the last over of the match on the back of some stupendous bowling performances from the Pakistani bowlers. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl first betting on the history of the ground.
Pakistani batters managed to amass 147 runs before getting bowled out and the Indian opener KL Rahul perished on the very first ball that he faced and things got only tougher for Team India. The pacers from the neighbouring nation kept the Indian batters on their toes and the match fell on Hardik Pandya’s shoulders. Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya took the team closer to the target, while the latter finished things off for India with five wickets to spare on the fourth ball of the last over.