India continued their dominance over Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018 as they beat them by 9 wickets in their second match of Super Four in Dubai and with this win, India also booked their final's ticket.
Earlier Pakistan opted to bat first but once again top order batsmen failed to give a solid start and team were struggling at 58/3 in the 16th over but Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik's 107 runs stand for the fourth wicket pulled things back for Pakistan but after their dismissals team lost the plot once again and rest batting line up could add only 34 runs in the last 7 overs and Pakistan ended on 237/7 in 50 overs.
In the chase, both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave a brisk start and smashed all Pakistani bowlers all over the park and added a record 210 runs for the first wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan (114) got run out after completing his hundred. In the 40th over India chased down the target by 9 wickets and registered their 4th consecutive win in this Asia Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 111.
All the major stats and facts from the third match of Super Four between India and Pakistan :
7 - Number of hundreds scored by Shikhar Dhawan in 5 or more teams ODI tournaments - the joint most hundreds for India in 5 or more teams ODI tournaments.
Most hundreds for India in 5+ teams ODI tournaments -
Shikhar Dhawan - 7 in 26 innings
Sourav Ganguly - 7 in 38 innings
Sachin Tendulkar - 7 in 76 innings
Virender Sehwag - 4 in 43 innings
9 - India's 9 wickets win is their biggest win in terms of wickets against Pakistan in ODI cricket. Previously they had defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets, six times in ODIs.
13 - Number of hundred or more runs opening partnerships between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in ODI cricket - the fourth most hundred or more runs opening partnerships in the world.
Most 100+ runs opening partnerships in ODI cricket -
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar - 21
Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden - 16
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes - 15
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan - 13
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar - 12
50 - Yuzvendra Chahal completed 50 wickets in his 30th ODI and became the 5th fastest Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in ODI cricket.
Fewest ODIs to reach 50 wickets for India -
Ajit Agarkar - 23
Kuldeep Yadav - 24
Jasprit Bumrah - 28
Mohammad Shami - 29
Yuzvendra Chahal - 30
210 - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's 210 runs opening stand is the highest ever opening stand for India in a successful run chase in ODI cricket.
Highest opening stand for India in a successful run chase -
210 - Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
201* - Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag vs New Zealand at Hamilton, 2009
197* - Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah, 1998
196 - Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag vs West Indies at Rajkot, 2002
7017 - Rohit Sharma (7017 runs) became the 9th Indian batsman to score 7000 or more ODI runs. Rohit Sharma took 181 innings and also became the 5th fastest to reach the milestone of 7000 ODI runs.
Most ODI runs for India -
Sachin Tendulkar - 18426
Sourav Ganguly - 11221
Rahul Dravid - 10768
MS Dhoni - 9905
Virat Kohli - 9779
Mohammad Azharuddin - 9378
Yuvraj Singh - 8609
Virender Sehwag - 7995
Rohit Sharma - 7017
Fewest innings to reach 7000 ODI runs -
Hashim Amla - 150
Virat Kohli - 161
AB de Villiers - 166
Sourav Ganguly - 174
Rohit Sharma - 181