Asia Cup 2018: India beat Pakistan by eight wickets, top Group A

India beat Pakistan by eight wickets in a Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018. As a result India top group A and will play Bangladesh in their next match. Chasing a modest 163 to win India raced to the target in 29 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored a sparkling half century and he was given good support by fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan. Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik remained not out in the end. Earlier India bowlers did well to restrict Pakistan to only 162. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named the man of the match for picking up three wickets and he was well supported by other pacers and spinners. Babar Azam was Pakistan’s top scorer with 47.

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India beat Pakistan by eight wickets in Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018. The result means they will top Group A of the tournament. (AP)

India beat Pakistan by eight wickets in Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018. The result means they will top Group A of the tournament. (AP)

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Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed, left, leaves the field followed by India's Dinesh Karthik, right, and Ambati Rayudu at the end of the one day international cricket match. (AP)

Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed, left, leaves the field followed by India's Dinesh Karthik, right, and Ambati Rayudu at the end of the one day international cricket match. (AP)

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India's Shikhar Dhawan, right, and captain Rohit Sharma greet each other. (AP)

India's Shikhar Dhawan, right, and captain Rohit Sharma greet each other. (AP)

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India's captain Rohit Sharma raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty. (AP)

India's captain Rohit Sharma raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty. (AP)

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Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma looks back towards his wicket as he is dismissed by Pakistan bowler Shadab Khan. (AFP)

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma looks back towards his wicket as he is dismissed by Pakistan bowler Shadab Khan. (AFP)

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Pakistan cricketer Shadab Khan (2R) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed unseen Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. (AFP)

Pakistan cricketer Shadab Khan (2R) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed unseen Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. (AFP)

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Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah (2R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Usman Khan. (AFP)

Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah (2R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Usman Khan. (AFP)

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Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq. (AFP)

Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq. (AFP)

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Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik (R) and Babar Azam runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik (R) and Babar Azam runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

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India's Kedar Jadhav celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Shoaib Malik. (AP)

India's Kedar Jadhav celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Shoaib Malik. (AP)

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