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Pakistan cricket fan cheer in support of their national team during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 19, 2018. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) — AFP or licensors

In pictures: Highlights from the lacklustre Pak vs India Asia Cup match

Both teams have already qualified for the Super Four stage of the tournament from Group A.
Updated Sep 19, 2018 11:59pm

India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.

Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 all out in 43.1 overs at Dubai Stadium.

Skipper Rohit Sharma then struck three sixes and six boundaries in his 39-ball 52 while fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a six and six fours in his 54-ball 46 as India romped home in 29 overs.

Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik both finished on 31 not out as India exacted some revenge for their humbling 180-run defeat against their arch-rivals in the final of the Champions Trophy in London last year — the most recent match between the teams until Wednesday.

Both Pakistan and India had already qualified for the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup and will meet again in Dubai on Sunday.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan meet in Abu Dhabi in the last Group B match on Thursday, having already qualified for the second round after Sri Lanka crashed out.

The top two teams from the Super Fours will play the final in Dubai on September 28.

Indian and Pakistani players line up for the national anthem just before the start of the ODI Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. —AFP
Indian and Pakistani players line up for the national anthem just before the start of the ODI Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. —AFP

Indian team stand in a huddle before the start of the match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. — AFP
Indian team stand in a huddle before the start of the match between Pakistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. — AFP

A Pakistani supporter sports a headgear and sunglasses as he waits for the start of the match. —AP.
A Pakistani supporter sports a headgear and sunglasses as he waits for the start of the match. —AP.

Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq. —AFP
Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq. —AFP

Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq leaves the field after being dismissed. —AFP
Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq leaves the field after being dismissed. —AFP

An Indian cricket fan cheers in support of the Indian team. —AFP
An Indian cricket fan cheers in support of the Indian team. —AFP

Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal takes a catch that dismissed Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman. — AFP
Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal takes a catch that dismissed Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman. — AFP

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik plays a shot during the ODI Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and India. —AFP
Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik plays a shot during the ODI Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and India. —AFP

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is transported with an injury. — AFP
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is transported with an injury. — AFP

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik (L) and Babar Azam run between the wickets. — AFP
Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik (L) and Babar Azam run between the wickets. — AFP

Indian cricketer Kuldeep Yadav (R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam. — AFP
Indian cricketer Kuldeep Yadav (R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam. — AFP

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed leaves the field after being dismissed by Kedar Jadhav. —AFP
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed leaves the field after being dismissed by Kedar Jadhav. —AFP

Indian and Pakistan cricket fans cheer in support of their respective national teams. —AFP
Indian and Pakistan cricket fans cheer in support of their respective national teams. —AFP

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (R) and Shikhar Dhawan runs between the wickets. —AFP
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (R) and Shikhar Dhawan runs between the wickets. —AFP

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs). —AFP
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs). —AFP

Pakistan cricketer Shadab Khan (L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. —AFP
Pakistan cricketer Shadab Khan (L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. —AFP