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Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma wants to trump Pakistan again

Rohit Sharma wants India to replicate their league stage performance against Pakistan in Super Four of Asia Cup 2018

Dubai, September 22: Hailing his team's "clinical performance" against Bangladesh, India skipper Rohit Sharma said they would look to replicate the show in Sunday's (September 23) Super Four Asia Cup 2018 match against arch-rivals Pakistan here.

Rohit played another classy knock after comeback man Ravindra Jadeja picked up a four-wicket haul to set up a seven-wicket win in their opening Super Four match on Friday (September 21).

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"It was a clinical performance from the start. We bowled very well and we always knew it was going to be better batting under the lights. Very good from everyone. It was important on a pitch like that to rotate the bowlers and now allow the batsmen to settle," Rohit said.

India bowled out Bangladesh, who batted first, for a paltry 173, and then
chased down the target with plenty to spare.

India's bowling show was led by left-arm spinner Jadeja, who was making a comeback to the one-day team after more than a year.

"We wanted to rotate the bowlers in shorter spells. It was a challenge for us, but I think they responded well. We always knew if we stuck to tight lines, the wickets would come," he said.

Jadeja, playing an ODI after a long time, to come out and bowl like that was a great effort from him. Great effort from everyone, I don't want to single out anyone," said Rohit, who scored an unbeaten 83.

India next play against traditional rivals Pakistan, having already beaten them in the group stage.

Rohit said, "When everything goes to plan, it looks easy. We will go back and recover and come back fresh against Pakistan and try to replicate this performance."

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    Story first published: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:19 [IST]
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