Bhuvneshwar Kumar recorded the very best bowling figures for an Indian towards Pakistan in T20Is with figures of 4/26 on Sunday within the Asia Cup. With this, he overtakes teammate Hardik Pandya who had taken 3/8 within the 2016 version of the Asia Cup.
“Before bowling the first ball, I thought it was going to swing. There was no swing but there was a bit of bounce. We knew we had to bowl wicket to wicket, so bowling short was the plan. The pitch was a bit skiddy, and lets be honest 147 means we gave a bit too many runs in the end. I think if we can bat well in the first six overs, because the pitch is a bit streaky. There is no swing but there is a bit of bounce, so we need to combat that nicely, ” Bhuvneshwar mentioned after the Pakistan innings.
Bhuvneshwar’s haul included the prized scalp of Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali and Naseem Shah. Younger seamer Arshdeep Singh additionally returned first rate figures of two for 33 in his first ever look in an Indo-Pak conflict as all 10 wickets have been snapped by velocity retailers, a primary for India in shortest model.
Hardik Pandya confirmed his excessive worth beneath excessive stress as his well-directed brief balls helped India restrict Pakistan to 147 all out after Rohit Sharma determined to chase after profitable the toss. Pakistan opener Mohammed Rizwan was the top-scored with a sedate 43 off 42 balls.