Pakistan came into the match as underdogs but they have looked anything but. India were never in the game. They were dominated by Pakistan in their innings and their top order was sent back into the hut even before the first 15 overs got over. Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the very first over for none. Virat Kohli followed with a little more than none and Shikhar Dhawan walked back after making 21.
Hardik Pandya, for a moment would have given the Indian fans some hope but he was only delaying the inevitable. His wicket effectively ended the Indian challenge and it was only a matter of time before captain Sarfraz Ahmed took the Jasprit Bumrah’s catch and Pakistan were off. India had to chase down 339 and fell short by 180 runs.