Abu Dhabi [UAE], Sep 24 (NT): India crushed its arch-rivals Pakistan yet again with tremendous nine-wicket win .With this victory India cemented their place in the finals of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 after following a victory over Pakistan in their Super Four fixture calash at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.
India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and opener Shikhar Dhawan stitched together a notable opening 210 stand run .India clinched a convincing win over Pakistan with 63 balls to spare.
India registered the biggest win in terms of wickets against Pakistan in One-Day Internationals so far.
Bating first Pakistan set a target of 238 runs, both Sharma (111) and Dhawan (114) scored a century each .Sharma notched up his 19th ODI ton off 106 balls while Dhawan completed his 15th century off 95 balls. Dhawan's sparkling innings finished on 114 off 100 balls. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 111 off 119 balls.
Dhawan was adjudged with Man of the Match Trophy.
Shoaib Malik contributed must needed 78 runs with 48 balls to Pakistan.
The Men in Blue had earlier defeated Pakistan and registered an eight-wicket win in their Group A match.