DUBAI: Pakistan cricket team faced a humiliating nine wickets loss to India in the Asia Cup match played at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
This was the second defeat of Pakistan against India in the Asia Cup tournament. Pacer Muhammad Aamir continued his wicket-less streak after conceding 41 runs.
Skipper Rohit Sharma who scored 111* remained unbeaten in the match, was dropped by Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan ran out after scoring 114 runs off 100 balls including 16 boundaries and two sixes on the strike rate of 114.
Batting first, Pakistan set a target of 237 runs courtesy wicket-taking spinners and fine fast bowling by Jasprit Bumrah in death overs.
Shoaib Malik was the only batsman which offered a resistance by providing a much-needed stability to the team by contributing 78 runs as back-to-back wickets halted Pakistan from building early momentum after opting to bat. Indian team chased 238 run-target in 39.3 overs
Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets apiece in the match.
Pakistan, earlier in the same tournament, lost against the subcontinent neighbours by eight wickets. The Pakistan batting order crumbled with the entire team returning to the pavilion after scoring just 162.