Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan 5th ODI: Former India captain MS Dhoni has a reputation of being solid behind the stumps, but even he dropped a catch against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 encounter. Dhoni won’t be happy with that! Good length ball outside off from Hardik Pandya, the ball straightens a touch after landing. Malik, on 26, attempts to guide it down to third man but ends up playing it too fine and towards MS. He gets low to his right and the ball hits his right glove. On impact with the ground, the ball lobs up, hits his other glove and then dies down on the ground. Malik gets a life. Will he capitalize on it?
Here is the video of the drop.
Earlier in the day, Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat first. The Men in Green got off to a dreadful start losing their openers within the first five overs. Both the openers fell prey to Bhuvneshwar Kumar trying to break the shackles.
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At the time of filing the copy, Pakistan had recovered from the early setback and was 78/2 in 19.4 overs. Malik is batting on 33* and Azam on 42*.
Here are the teams.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah