The much-awaited India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2022 has come to an end with OTT platforms like Disney+ Hotstar and Daraz smashing viewership records.
The Men in Blue emerged victorious by five wickets in a last-over nail-biting thriller. The high-octane fixture that was dangling from one end to another had gathered a massive amount of cricket followers.
In India, the official streaming platform, Disney+ Hotstar had more than 13 million people watching the game between the neighbouring countries.
One of the largest OTT platforms in Pakistan, Daraz also hit a viewership of 13 million during the game between the age-old rivals.
The world-famous rivalry between the two cricket giants continues to grow after every encounter as the official broadcasters witness overwhelming viewership numbers.
With this scintillating victory, the Indian team has settled scores with Pakistan following its defeat in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field first in Dubai. A comprehensive bowling performance from India, bundled out Pakistan for 147. The below-par chase for the Indians didn’t commence the way they might have hoped for, as the Pakistani bowlers tested the top three Indian batsmen in the powerplay with their swinging deliveries.
Vital contributions from Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja along with a finishing touch from Hardik Pandya helped India to sail over the finish line with two balls to spare.