India vs Pakistan is the highlight of Asia Cup 2018. The traditional-rivals meet in the group stage of the tournament after being slotted in Group A. This will be the first meeting between these two sides since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Pakistan won that match and lifted the title. With no bilateral series happening between these two nations, the contests at the multi-nation tournaments like World Cup come as a chance to rejoice the rivalry for the fans. Meanwhile, India and Pakistan have won their respective opening matches and now square off at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Asia Cup 2018 Schedule in PDF for Free Download: Timetable With List of All Matches in IST Including India vs Pakistan Fixture.
Both the teams have qualified for the Super 4 round. After the meeting in the group stage, the two rivals will again face-off in the Super 4 round on September 23 and if all goes well, there is a strong possibility of India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 final. With Super 4 contest certain now, all eyes will be on how India and Pakistan make it to the final. The rivals will be competing with Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the Super 4 stage for a place in the finals. In the Super 4 round, teams will play each other in the round-robin format and top two teams will advance to the final.
The summit clash at the 2018 Asia Cup will take place on September 28. So, apart from the group stage and Super 4 round match, we could witness third India vs Pakistan clash at the Asia Cup 2018 in the final. Asia Cup 2018 Points Table
Pakistan began their Asia Cup 2018 campaign with an impressive win over Hong Kong and defeated them by eight wickets. India, the defending champions, on the other hand, survived the scare against Hong Kong to register a win. Hong Kong while chasing 286, got off to a brilliant start with openers Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath putting on 174 for the opening wicket. India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018: Shikhar Dhawan ‘ALL SET’ for the Mega Clash Tonight!
After the solid opening stand, it looked like, Hong Kong will do the unthinkable. However, India kept their nerves and showed the experience to restrict Hong Kong 259 for eight and won the match by 26 runs.