India beat Pakistan by nine wickets in a Super Four encounter of the Asia Cup here Sunday with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan scoring hundreds.
India was able cross the finish line with 10.3 overs to spare.
Dhawan was unlucky to be run out for 114 runs when the score read 210. Ambati Rayadu coming in at number 3 helped chip in with a handy 12 runs with Rohit Sharma lasting till the end of the Indian run chase.
Earlier in the evening, Pakistan produced an improved batting performance, led by India's nemesis Shoaib Malik, scoring 237 for 7 in a 'Super Four' encounter of the Asia Cup here Sunday.
Veteran Malik scored 78 off 90 balls and added an invaluable 107 runs for the fourth wicket with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (44 off 66 balls) to enable Pakistan post a fighting total.
The Pakistan innings could be segregated into three distinct parts. A slow start where India made inroads followed by solid middle-overs batting before failing to utilise the launch pad fully with Jasprit Bumrah (2/29 in 10 overs) being brilliant at the death.
India once again started well with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's penchant for getting DRS reviews right after Yuzvendra Chahal (2/46 in 9 overs) got his first wicket by trapping Imam ul Haq (10) in front of the stumps.
Fakhar Zaman (31) was set but lost his footing trying to sweep Kuldeep Yadav (2/41 in 10 overs) to get leg before. The replays showed that the ball hit his gloves first but Pakistan didn't take a review.
Babar Azam was run-out when his skipper got a call for single wrong as Pakistan were reduced to 58 for three.
However it was the Malik-Sarfraz combination that provided the launch pad with their sensible approach during the middle overs.
The seasoned duo kept on rotating the strike, hitting the boundaries and sixes whenever given an opportunity.
Malik, who is a master player of spin bowling, hit Yuzvendra Chahal for a slog sweep and also played Kedar Jadhav (0/20 in 3 overs) well. Jadhav was hit for a couple of boundaries in a single over as he dropped short.
Brief Scores: India 238/1 in 39.3 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 114 off 100 balls, Rohit Sharma 111 off 119 balls) beat Pakistan 237/7 in 50 overs (Shoaib Malik 78 off 90 balls, Jasprit Bumrah 2/29, Kuldeep Yadav 2/41).