Pakistan ride on Rizwan's fluency to script record chase


Aryan Surana

Mohammad Rizwan's fluent half-century (71 off 51) and Mohammad Nawaz's game-shaping promotion (42 off 20) helped Pakistan accomplish the second-highest run-chase (182) in the UAE and beat India by five wickets in Dubai. It was yet another nail-biter between the teams, who had met at this very venue only last Sunday. India had come up roses last week and it was Pakistan's turn to return the favour on Sunday. Asif Ali made 16 off 8 to snatch the game from India's grasp after Arshdeep Singh, much to India's chagrin, handed him a lifeline on nought.

Brief Scores: India 181/7 in 20 overs (Kohli 60; Shadab 2-31, Nawaz 1-25) lost to Pakistan 182/5 in 19.1 overs (Rizwan 71, Nawaz 42; Bishnoi 1-26, Arshdeep 1-27) by five wickets