Shikhar Dhawan was a super flop during the 4-1 Test series loss in England. Unable to score against the Likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, but change in format , balls and conditions have in Asia Cup 2018 seems to have rejuvenated his career.
In splendid form right through the tournament, Shikhar hammered his second hundred of the tournament. Following up his 127 against Hong Kong , he scored a brilliant 114 against Pakistan and along with skipper Rohit Sharma unbeaten on 111 helped India rout Pakistan by 9 wickets in a Asia Cup encounter in Dubai. Rohit and Shikhar put on a stunning 210 run- partnership to demolish Pakistan’s hopes. And power their way into the finals.
India cruised to 238 for one in 39.3 overs, to register a emphatic victory with 63 balls to spare.
Earlier Pakistan batsmen yet again found the going tough against the accurate India bowling and could manage Pakistan to 237 for seven.
For Pakistan the rescue act was done by Shoaib Malik scored 78 off 90 balls who added 107 runs for the fourth wicket with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (44). For India the pick of the bowlers were Jasprit Bumrah (2/29 in 10 overs), Yuzvendra Chahal (2/46 in 9 overs) Jasprit Bumrah (2/29 in 10 overs)