New Delhi: Team India’s menacing victory against Pakistan in the first Super 4 encounter of Asia Cup tournament has put the former at top of points tally. The super-show by Men in Blue against Pakistan not just propelled it to top rankings but consolidated its position in the group.
Team India’s astounding victory over Pakistan brought a big change in points tally. The Men in Blue are now the ‘reigning kings’ with 2 points from 1 match while team run’s rate has jumped to whopping +4.5.
The closest rival in points tally is Sri Lanka, which also has 2 points from 1 match but the run rate at a meagre 0.42.
Pakistan & Bangladesh, the other teams in Asia Cup Super 4 stage, rank at bottom of the table with their run rate in the negative.
How India jumped to top of charts
Rohit Sharma-led Indian team tamed the Pakistani side by winning the ODI match with a record margin of 228 runs. The first day of India-Pak match got abandoned due to rains. The reserve day saw Indian team in sublime form and batters in devastating form. Riding on Kohli & K L Rahul’s tons, Team India set a target of 357 runs against Pakistan.
While Kohli and KL Rahul smashed boundaries & sixes to reach their centuries, Pakistani openers wobbled in the beginning and continued to collapse at quick intervals. The whole Men in Green team got all out for 128 runs.
The Men in Blue with their blistering knocks and superlative show against the arch rivals in Asia Cup’s Super 4 round drew wide admiration & praise from cricket fans.
Bangladesh is out of the Asia Cup after losing two matches, 1st against Pakistan & then against Sri Lanka. Their last match is scheduled against India on September 15.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on today’s India-Sri Lanka match at Premadasa stadium in Colombo. Any team that becomes victorious will occupy the top slot.