Mohamed Radwan in India’s match in the Asian Cup© AFP
Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the Super 4 match of the Asian Cup in Dubai to equalize the two arch-rivals in the tournament, having earlier lost to India by the same margin in the role of robin. Mohamed Radwan led “Men in Green”With the bat he scored 71 in a tense chase of 182 rounds.
Pakistan eventually won the match with one ball being held which led to jubilant reactions from the Pakistani dressing room, including Rizwan.
In an interview after the win, Radwan said that it is always important for any player to play a decisive showdown between the two arch-rivals because so many people are watching it all over the world.
“It is always a special match when India and Pakistan play. Not only people in Pakistan and India, but people from all over the world watch it and that is what makes the occasion special. The value of the India-Pakistan match lies in the value of a final and the players are trying hard to perform well in this match.
“Pakistan has won today and there is no feeling like that,” Rizwan said.
“The captain and I planned to target the new bowlers, the score is going against the new ball, and one of us is playing long innings. As Pandya said in the last game, he was trying to be easy. I was also trying to be easy. I tried to take advantage of any loose bowling.
He added, “We knew that the depth of the hit and the hitting power gave us confidence that we could get to 45-48 in the last four hits. There wasn’t a lot of panic.”
There is a possibility that the two teams will meet in the 2022 AFC Asian Cup Final, but for that to happen, India needs to beat Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in their remaining matches of Super 4. Pakistan will also be looking to win the next two matches to advance to the final.
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