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India Crushes Pakistan by 228 Runs in Asia Cup Showdown

India’s batting duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul put on a masterclass as the Men in Blue crushed arch-rivals Pakistan by 228 runs in a Super Four round match of the Asia Cup in Colombo on Monday.

Kohli and Rahul scored unbeaten centuries to steer India to a commanding 356/2, their highest total against Pakistan in ODI cricket. Kohli scored 125 off 108 balls, while Rahul made 112 off 104 balls.

Pakistan’s bowlers were put to the sword by the Indian batsmen, with Mohammed Wasim Jr and Shaheen Afridi the only bowlers to take wickets.

In reply, Pakistan was bowled out for 128 in 33.1 overs. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 5 for 24.

The win was India’s biggest against Pakistan in ODI cricket and it puts them in a strong position to win the Asia Cup.

The Heroes Behind India’s Victory

There were many heroes for India in their victory over Pakistan, but here are three of the standout performers:

  • Virat Kohli: The Indian captain was in sublime form, scoring his 44th ODI century. He batted with elegance and authority, and his innings was a joy to watch.

  • KL Rahul: Rahul was equally impressive, scoring his 11th ODI century. He was particularly good in the early overs, when he put Pakistan’s bowlers under pressure.

  • Kuldeep Yadav: The Indian spinner was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5 wickets for 24 runs. He bowled with great control and variation, and he was always a threat to the Pakistani batsmen.


This was a comprehensive victory for India, and it will give them a lot of confidence going into the rest of the Asia Cup. They will be hoping to go on and win the title, and they will be the favorites to do so.

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