India vs Pakistan: KL Rahul was fired for a duck by Naseem Shah© AFP
India had the worst possible start in their chase for the 148-run target against Pakistan in Dubai. 19-year-old Pakistani pacesetter Naseem Shah, who played his first T20 international, threw India’s vice-captain KL Rahul for a duck during the second delivery of the innings. It was a terrible start to the Asian Cup campaign for Rahul, who returns to the T20I squad after a long break.
He played in the ODI series leading up to the tournament, but was unable to score a big score.
Rahul was very late with his dodgy good length push from Naseem when he got an inside edge and the ball went and crashed into the stumps.
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Pakistan was knocked out for 147 after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26) and Hardik Pandya (3/25) broke their stroke with a great bowling performance.
A good blow in the lower order finally allowed Pakistan to put down a challenging total.
The young Naseem Shah has done well in county cricket and had the major responsibility of replacing the injured Shaheen Shah Afridi.
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