Dubai: Indian all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja were at their absolute best as India avenged their T20 World cup 2021 loss against the arch-rivals with a hard fought 5-wicket win at the Dubai International stadium. After Pakistan made 147 all out in 19.5 overs, India needed 59 off the last six overs on a two-paced pitch.Also Read – Dinesh Karthik Bows to Hardik Pandya After Match-Winning Six; PIC Goes VIRAL
From there, Pandya (33 not out) and Jadeja (35) shared a stand of 52 runs off just 29 balls. Even though the left-handed Jadeja fell in the final over, Pandya finished off things with a six over long-on to take India over the line and add another thrilling chapter in the history of India-Pakistan clashes. Also Read – Asia Cup 2022: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja Do ‘Badla Badla’ As India Beat Pakistan By 5 Wickets
The moment match ended, Twitterati flooded the social media website with appreciation tweets for Pandya. From Virender Sehwag to Jasprit Bumrah, here is how Twitter reacted: Also Read – WATCH: Hardik Pandya’s Calm Reaction Before Smacking Match-Winning Six Against Pakistan Goes VIRAL
Thriller of a match 🥶 and what a way to start the series.
Onwards and Upwards 🇮🇳💪 pic.twitter.com/hy8vaRIFAk
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) August 28, 2022
What a performance! Absolutely sensational! #TeamIndia 🇮🇳
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 28, 2022
Tonight it was a great match and victory 😃Well played boy’s , congratulations for the win 😃well done ❤️ 🇮🇳@indiancricketteam #teamindia #mdshami11 #mdshami #india #ipl #pak #asiacup pic.twitter.com/60OSjPfPFt
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 28, 2022
Brilliant start 👏👏👏 Memorable game of cricket 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/drA0Fryc6d
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 28, 2022
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 28, 2022
Wow wow wow ! Fantastic Hardik Pandya. Sab kuchh main karega. Brilliant performance by Bhuvi, good hand by Jaddu and Kohli as well.
Glad to see a close #INDvsPAK match after a long time. Mast maza aa gaya. pic.twitter.com/HLNrnLRpK8
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 28, 2022
It came down to fitness of the fast bowlers while put under pressure, though both teams’ pacers bowled well upfront.
Crucial knock by Hardik to stay till the end & get us over the line & ably supported by @imjadeja & Virat.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 28, 2022
Brief scores: Pakistan 147 all out in 19.5 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 43, Iftikhar Ahmed 28; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-26, Hardik Pandya 3-24) lost to India 148-5 in 19.4 overs (Virat Kohli 35, Ravindra Jadeja 35; Mohammad Nawaz 3-33, Naseem Shah 2-27) by five wickets