Pakistan edges victory over India in thrilling Emerging Asia cup final

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Pakistan's Wasim Junior, skipper Mohammad HAris enjoying wicket during ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2023 final at Colombo

In the 2023 ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup final on Sunday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pakistan dominated from the beginning to the end, crushing India by 128 runs.


Pakistan’s bowlers bowled shrewdly and with balance after posing a challenging 353-run goal for India to chase.

Pakistan A displayed a tremendous performance with the bat in the first inning by tabling a massive score of 352-0 and later on fierce bowling making India A all out for 224 winning the Emerging Asia Cup back-to-back.

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Tayyab Tahir stole the show with a 108 as he completed the only century in this final match game with the opening pair of Saim Ayub and Sahibzada Farhan putting on a solid 121-run partnership for the first wicket as Shaheens scored 352-8.

Chasing a target of 353 runs, India A left behind with a target only scoring 224 runs in 40 overs. From Pakistan’s bowling lineup spinner Sufiyan Muqeem outclassed in the middle claiming three important wickets including opener Abhishek Sharma, who scored 61.

Other bowlers named Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Wasim, and Arshad Iqbal claimed two wickets each. For India A, opener Abhishek Sharma was the top run-scorer with 61 runs in 51 balls.




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