Asia Cup cricket: Pakistan beat India in thrilling Super 4 finish

Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 71 as Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their opening Super Four game at the Asia Cup

Chasing 182 for victory, a 73-run stand between Rizwan and the left-handed Mohammad Nawaz (42) helped Pakistan achieve their target with one ball to spare in Dubai on Sunday,

the second time the two sides met in a week after having not played for almost a year.

Earlier, Virat Kohli’s 60 guided India to 181 for seven after being asked to bat first by Babar Azam

Kohli, who hit 60 off 44 balls before being run out in the final over, helped India survive a middle-order stutter to post a competitive total.

He reached his 32nd half-century in 36 balls with a six off pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain amid chants of “Kohli, Kohli” at a packed stadium.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan stood out with figures of two for 31 from his four overs.