In their Asia Cup 2022 opener on Sunday in Dubai, India defeated Pakistan in precisely two hours and came out on top after setting themselves a goal of 148 runs. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan combining to take all 10 wickets in the game, Indian seamers were the match’s top wrecker. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also wrote a fantastic T20I accomplishment for India as they defeated Pakistan for 147 in 19.5 overs.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, got things going with some beautiful drives until Bhuvneshwar made the first breakthrough by bouncing out the captain. Later, in the slog overs, he made a comeback to remove the powerful batsman Asif Ali before dispatching Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah in quick succession.

His bowling stats of 4 for 26 against Pakistan are now the greatest by an Indian bowler in a T20I match. The previous best was achieved by Hardik in the Asia Cup match at Mirpur in 2016 when he took three wickets for only eight runs. Bhuvneshwar would have been at the top of the India-Pakistan T20I rivalry had Shahnawaz Dahani not hammered him for a six with his last delivery of the game. But after Mohammad Asif’s 4 for 18 in Durban back in 2007, his 4 for 26 currently ranks second in the greatest ever figure by a bowler in an India against Pakistan T20I encounter.

“When we first glanced at the wicket, we anticipated a swing, but there was none. Although there was a bounce, we are aware of the balls we need to bowl. Few people slid when you bowled short, and some came slowly. Sincerity is damned, we added 10 to 15 runs. On this wicket, new balls are usually difficult. After India’s innings, Bhuvneshwar stated, “There might be a bounce for their spinners, too, but I’m trusting our hitters to chase this down.