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Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan hundreds to India nine-wicket victory

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Asia Cup tournament one day international second group stage 9th ODI match played between India and Pakistan at Dubai in 23rd September 2018 - India won by 9 wickets with 63-balls spare.

India vs Pakistan at Dubai in 2018 - Rohit Sharma 111 - Shikhar Dhawan 114
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A delightful centuries batting display from India openers Shikhar Dhawan (114) and Rohit Sharma (111*) led to India nine-wicket victory over Pakistan at Dubai.

In this match, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to batting first. Pakistan scored 237 for 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs with Pakistan top scorer by Shoaib Malik's bright 78 off facing 90 deliveries.

India Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal trapped the in-form Pakistan opener Imam ul Haq (10) leg before wicket.

After this, Kuldeep Yadav gave another wicket for India, He was dismissed the Fakhar Zaman (31) by LBW in the 15th over.

Babar Azam (9) was run out by Yuzvendra Chahal, Babar Azam, who was the backbone of Pakistan's batting, although the mistake was made by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (44) was caught out by Rohit Sharma at cover off Kuldeep Yadav, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik shared a 107-run stand for fourth wicket partnership.

Shoaib Malik (78) caught out by behind the stumps MS Dhoni off Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal clean bowled to dismissed dangerous Asif Ali (30), this wicket was big blow for Pakistan.

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowled to dismissed Shadab Khan (10), Mohammad Nawaz not out (15) and Hasan Ali not out (2).

India's Right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2-29, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took 2-2 wickets.

India's brilliant bowling performance restricted to Pakistan scored 237 for 7.

India chasing target of 238 runs, which was Team India chased in the 39.3 overs, This was India's biggest Victory by wickets against Pakistan.

With this victory, India almost confirmed their place in the Asia Cup final.

India captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan set up the match winning of 210-run stand for first wicket record partnership, which was India's record opening partnership against Pakistan.

Rohit and Dhawan record partnership helped to India chased the target comprehensively.

Rohit Sharma scored a unbeaten 111 off facing 119-balls included seven 4s and four 6s and Shikhar Dhawan was run out by Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik in the 34th over.

India's left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan named Player of the match for his delightful hundred, scoring of 114 off faced 100-balls including sixteen 4s and two 6s with strike rate of 114.