Pakistan defeated India by 5 wickets in a thrilling match in the Super4 round of the Super11 Asia Cup 2023 on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

India won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 226-5 in their 20 overs, with Rohit Sharma top-scoring with 76.

Pakistan's reply got off to a good start, with Fakhar Zaman scoring 46. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals and were in trouble at 170-6 in the 17th over.

However, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan put on a 56-run partnership to take Pakistan to the brink of victory. Rizwan scored 48 and Khan remained unbeaten on 17.

With 5 runs needed off the last over, Khan hit the winning runs to give Pakistan a memorable victory.

The performances

Mohammad Rizwan was the star of the show for Pakistan. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 48 and was a constant threat to the Indian bowlers.

Shadab Khan was also impressive. The all-rounder scored 17 not out and took 2 wickets.

Rohit Sharma was the best player for India. The opener scored 76 and was a constant thorn in the side of the Pakistani bowlers.

The impact of the victory

The victory for Pakistan is a major boost for their chances of winning the Asia Cup. They have now won all four of their matches in the tournament.

The defeat for India is a setback. They will need to win their remaining two matches to have any chance of qualifying for the final.

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