Sunday 23rd September, India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in 39.3 overs at Dubai International Stadium.
Toss: Pakistan skipper again won the toss and chose to bat.they decided to put 250+ runs on the board because the pitch was good for batting.
while setting Target on Board Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and imam ul Haq started well but too many dot balls again created pressure on them and First wicket came in the 8th over by Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma decided to attack Pakistan by their spinners and he gave the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal in the 8th over the legspinner reaped reward in his first over when a fullish delivery spun in to trap Imam-ul-Haq right in front. Zaman was also struggling on the crease, he fell in the Kuldeep's 15th over and again he tried to swipe shot same which he played against Afghanistan.
Skipper Sarfraz came to bat at no.4 replacing Shoaib Mallik and he was going well with Babar Azam but after few runs partnership Azam's run-out, brought about by Sarfraz sending him back from the striker's end and how Chahal laid into that with a sharp throw and guess what ball was in hand of Ravindra Jadeja he never misses such chances. Shoaib Mallik scored 78 runs in 90 balls, a partnership of 107 runs were added between Sarfraz and Malik. Pakistan was looking for 300+ at one time but a good depth bowling by Jasprit Bumrah, Chahal and Bhuvi restrict them on just 237 for 7 in 50 overs. no boundaries came in last few overs some deadly yorkers by Bumrah shut their bat. Bumrah, Kuldeep and Chahal took 2 wickets each.
While chasing, Indian skippers just smashed them and broken so many partnership records they both made tons and 210 runs partnership which is a record by India before this 201 runs partnership happened between Gambhir and Sehwag but today Rohit and Shikhar were hurting Pakistani bowlers and they chased the target in only 39.3 overs with a loss of one wicket. Dhawan scored (114) and Rohit (111*). easy win for India.
Now India will face Afghanistan on 25th September, and Pakistan will face Bangladesh in the last two super four matches.
Shikhar Dhawan became Man of the match for scoring 114 runs.
PAK 237/7 (50.0 Ovs)
IND 238/1 (39.3 Ovs)
India won by 9 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH