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Hardik Pandya (right) registered his career-best bowling analysis in T20Is © AFP

India and Pakistan met in their much-anticipated Asia Cup T20 2016 encounter at Dhaka on Saturday. This was the first time the two sides met since their match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, where India had pulled off another victory. India have never lost a match to Pakistan in a World Cup, be it Twenty20 International (T20I) or One-Day International (ODI). However, this is the Asia Cup, where both teams have tasted success against each other. Here are some of the highlights of the first innings of Match 4 of Asia Cup 2016 between India and Pakistan. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 4 at Dhaka

Change at the toss: The match got an interesting twist right at the toss, with India winning the toss and electing to bowl first. India were forced to make a change as the injured Shikhar Dhawan was replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. Meanwhile, Pakistan went in with four frontline pacers — Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Sami, and Mohammad Irfan. Live Cricket Updates: India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 4 at Dhaka

Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah take out openers: Mohammad Hafeez started off with a boundary but immediately edged from one that bounced a bit more from Ashish Nehra to MS Dhoni. He was dismissed for 4 from 4 balls. A couple of overs later Hafeez’s opening partner Sharjeel Khan pulled Jasprit Bumrah for a boundary but edged him to Rahane at slip two balls later. Pakistan were soon 22 for 2. READ: India clean out Pakistan for humiliating 83 in Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 4 at Dhaka

Virat Kohli throws down the stumps: Khurram Manzoor and Shoaib Malik put on 10 runs in just over 2 overs before Manzoor — till then the highest scorer for Pakistan and the only one to reach a double-digit score — was done in by a peach of an effort from Virat Kohli. Malik played the ball to Kohli and Manzoor set off for a run, only to lose his bat while trying to turn back. Kohli did not have all three stumps to aim at, but that did not prevent him from getting the direct hit.

Pakistan self-destruct in glorious fashion: Pakistan’s scorecard was almost a phone number: 4, 7, 10, 4, 3, 25, 2, 4, 8, 1, 0. Extras were the second-highest scorer for Pakistan with 15 runs, behind only Sarfraz Ahmed (25). Pakistan were 35 for 5 at one stage before somewhat recovering to post 83.

Hardik Pandya registers his career-best figures: Hardik Pandya finished with tremendous figures of 3.3-0-8-3, snapping up the wickets of Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, and Mohammad Aamer, the last two off successive deliveries. It was by far his best bowling analysis in T20Is yet.

(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek who loves cricket more than cricketers. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)