India defeated Pakistan with ease in the Asia Cup Super 4 match, winning by a commanding margin of 228 runs. With this outstanding triumph, India has now defeated Pakistan with the largest margin of victory in cricket history.
India’s opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, laid a solid platform for the game to start on a Sunday afternoon in Colombo by scoring 55 and 58 runs, respectively, before rain forced a halt to play.
The game eventually started in the evening after a delay, and India’s skipper, Virat Kohli, scored a remarkable undefeated century with 122 runs. KL Rahul also put in an incredible performance with 111 not out. India’s impressive batting performance led to them setting Pakistan a challenging target of 357 runs.
Imam-ul-Haq and skipper Babar Azam both had difficult starts to Pakistan’s innings in response, reaching just 9 and 10 runs, respectively, before being cheaply removed.
Any thoughts of a comeback were shattered by Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul as Pakistan’s middle order battled. Pakistan was eventually dismissed for just 128 runs.
In addition to earning a big margin of victory, this decisive victory represented a key turning point for India’s performance against Pakistan in the Asia Cup Super 4 match. In fact, Indian cricket will never forget that day.