Pakistan defeated India by 5 wickets in a thrilling match in the Super 4 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.

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.

The next matches

Pakistan will next face Sri Lanka on September 18. India will next face Bangladesh on September 19.

Safety guidelines

The match was played in a safe and fair environment.
There were no incidents of violence or hatred.
The players and spectators were respectful of each other.
The match was a positive example of sportsmanship.

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