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India thrashes Pakistan by 9 wickets in Asia Cup

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Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit centuries as India thrashed rival Pakistan by nine wickets in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup on Sunday.

India scored 238-1 in 39.3 overs in reply to Pakistan's 237-7.

It was India's largest ODI victory margin in terms of wickets against Pakistan, surpassing its previous best of eight wickets in the group stage of the same tournament and on five other occasions.

Batting first after winning the toss at the Dubai International Stadium, Pakistan's total rarely looked like posing any challenge for India.

Sharma was 111 not out at the end, while Dhawan scored 114 before he was run out.

India is now almost assured a place in the final on Friday.