Manish Pandey took a spectacular catch at the long-on boundary to send Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed packing.
Manish Pandey took a superb catch to send back Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in the match in Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday. Pandey had come on the field after Hardik Pandya suffered a back injury.
Pakistan were desperate need of a long partnership after losing their third wicket. However, they didn’t have a good run rate.
— Hrisheekesh Phule (@hrisheephule003) September 19, 2018
— Kamal Bhardwaj (@kb_1509) September 19, 2018
Cricketers, experts and fans were in awe of Manish Pandey’s super catch.
Brilliant from Manish Pandey. If you are as brilliant a fielder as he is, you can impact a game even if you aren't in the playing eleven!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 19, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 19, 2018
That was an outstanding catch from Manish Pandey. Great balance to catch it and a very critical moment in the game #PAKvIND
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 19, 2018
Don't know y dk is playing in the team….. when u have 2 better replacements….. i.e. K L Rahul and Manish pandey…. both as a fielder and as a batsman…. Surely some unknown hidden factors playing hand in selections..
Rahul actually should open the innings in limited overs
— Sampath Prabhu (@sampath_prabhu) September 19, 2018
— Engineer G 🐦 (@Engineerg_) September 19, 2018
The India vs Pakistan encounter proved to be anti-climax after all the hype created before the Asia Cup clash. India were just too good on the day and didn’t give Pakistan even a sniff.
Despite winning the toss and electing to bat, Pakistan were under the pump straightaway.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck in the second over to first remove Imam-ul-Haq and then again in the fifth over to end Fakhar Zaman’s stay as Pakistan fell to 3 for 2. Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik provided brief hope to the Pakistanis but Kuldeep Yadav quickly gave India back the advantage with a brilliant googly that sent Babar Azam packing.