Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain, was dismissed early in his innings as Pakistan were chasing the 181-run target India set for them in the Asia Cup Super 4 match between the two sides. Ravi Bishnoi bagged the wicket of Azam, who is currently top of the ICC rankings of T20I batters. This was Bishnoi’s first match of the 2022 Asia Cup. 

Babar was going for a flick but could not connect properly with the ball, ending up in India captain Rohit Sharma catching him out at short fine leg. 

Watch the dismissal right here:

Azam has not been at his usual form in this Asia Cup campaign. In the first India vs Pakistan match of the ongoing tournament, the 27-year-old scored 10 for nine balls. He followed it up with another dismal eight-ball nine in the match against Hong Kong.

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Azam’s T20I record against India is quite impressive. He has played three matches against the Men in Blue, scoring a total of 92 runs with the highest score of 68* and an average of 46.

India’s innings in the match was anchored by Virat Kohli’s 42-ball 60. Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started the innings with some powerful shots, but both succumbed to poor shot selection that saw them get dismissed for 28 runs each. Suryakumar Yadav, who is third behind Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on the ICC T20I batters’ rankings, continued his poor form against Pakistan by losing his wicket for 13. 

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Hardik Pandya, who proved to be India’s match-winner in the first India vs Pakistan match of the tournament, also failed with the bat. He was dismissed for a two-ball duck by Mohammad Hasnain. 

India will next face Sri Lanka in their second Super 4 match on September 4 while Pakistan will take to the field against Afghanistan on September 7.