Asia Cup 2018: Match 5, India vs Pakistan – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during Team India's thumping win.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

India recorded their biggest win in terms of balls to spare over Pakistan having faced-off for the first time since the 2017 Champions Trophy final where they suffered their biggest defeat in terms of runs at the hands of Pakistan. Some tight bowling from Indians was matched by some poor shot selection by the Pakistan batsmen and they collapsed to just 162 runs. The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored a 36-ball fifty by putting on an 86-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan as India chased down the target with eight wickets and 21 overs to spare.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during Team India’s thumping win:

1 – India ended Pakistan’s winning streak of nine matches in the ODI format in the UAE. Pakistan’s last ODI defeat in this country came way back in 2015 against England.


2 – Runs aggregated by Pakistan openers in this game are the joint 2nd fewest scored by the openers in an innings in India-Pakistan ODIs. The Pakistan openers collectively made one run in 1997 Asia Cup game while the Indian openers also collectively made two runs in an ODI in 1997.


2.56Kedar Jadhav’s economy rate of 2.56 is the best for any bowler coming in to bowl as the 7th bowler or later. (Min: 50 balls) Canada’s Hiral Patel gave away only 26 runs in his ten overs against the Netherlands in 2010.


3/23 – Jadhav’s bowling figures of 3/23 are the 2nd best for a bowler coming in to bowl as the 7th bowler in the Asia Cup. Kris Srikkanth took 3/12 against Sri Lanka in the 1988 Asia Cup match.


9 – Fakhar Zaman’s 9-ball duck is the longest batted duck in the Asia Cup by a Pakistan player and also the 2nd longest batted duck for an opener in the history of the tournament.


35.2 – Number of overs Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled without getting a wicket in ODI cricket before he dismissed Imam-ul-Haq. He conceded 212 runs in those 212 balls before taking out both the Pakistan openers in the space of seven deliveries.


36 – Rohit Sharma’s 36-ball fifty is his fastest in ODI format and the fastest for an Indian captain in the Asia Cup. It is also the 2nd fastest by any player against Pakistan in the Asia Cup behind Mushfiqur Rahim’s 32-ball effort in the 2014 edition.


126 – India’s chase with 126 balls to spare in this game is their biggest ODI win in terms of balls to spare against Pakistan. Their previous biggest win was off 105 balls when they chased down 162 in 32.3 overs in the 2006 Multan ODI.

This is the first 8-wicket defeat for Pakistan in the Asia Cup and also their biggest defeat in terms of balls in the competition. Their previous biggest loss came in 1995 when Sri Lanka chased down 179 with 115 balls to spare.


2010 – The last instance when India played ODI matches on consecutive days was in January 2010 where they played Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the Triangular ODI Series in Dhaka.

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