|Asia Cup, Colombo:
|India 356-2 (50 overs): Kohli 122*, Rahul 111*, Shadab 1-71
|Pakistan 128 (32 overs): Fakhar 27, Yadav 5-25
|India win by 228 runs
|Scorecard; Tremendous 4 desk
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul each hit unbeaten centuries as India thrashed Pakistan by 228 runs within the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup in Colombo.
Kohli (122) and Rahul (111) helped India publish 356-2 earlier than Kuldeep Yadav’s 5-25 restricted Pakistan to 128.
India’s victory was their greatest over Pakistan in one-day internationals.
“KL and myself are each typical gamers. Its powerful to interrupt these partnerships as a result of we do not play fancy photographs,” Kohli mentioned.
“We did not take into consideration the partnership an excessive amount of – the concept was to maintain batting. It is likely one of the memorable partnerships we have had and for Indian cricket as nicely.”
India had resumed on 147-2 after rain ended play early on Sunday and pushed the match into an extra reserve day.
The additional day was a late addition to the Tremendous 4 match – the one recreation to get the benefit aside from the ultimate – after the group recreation between the 2 groups was washed out in Pallekele.
Half-centuries from skipper Rohit Sharma and fellow opener Shubman Gill on Sunday had already given India a stable platform.
Kohli and Rahul have been initially circumspect earlier than they went after the Pakistan bowling assault with 100 runs in 102 balls.
Rahul smashed 12 fours and two sixes in his 106-ball knock whereas Kohli’s assault off 94 balls included three sixes and 9 fours.
Pakistan misplaced two early wickets, together with captain Babar Azam, bowled for 10 Hardik Pandya, they usually by no means recovered as Kuldeep ran via their center order en path to his second ODI five-wicket haul.
Pakistan ended on 128-8 in 32 overs with neither Haris Rauf nor fellow bowler Naseem Shah in a position to bat due to harm.