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Pakistan A thrash India A at the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup final

Pakistan Shaheens outclassed India in the field!

Pakistan A thrashed traditional rival India A in the final of the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup final at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (PSS) Stadium on Sunday.

Pakistan A won the match with massive a 128 runs deficit!

Pakistan Shaheens put a mammoth 352-8 against India A after being put to bat first thanks to the aggressive century of young Tayyab Tahir.

In the final match being played in Colombo, Yash Dhol, captain of the India A team, won the toss and decided to bowl first and his decision proved to be completely wrong.

Pakistani openers Saeem Ayub and Sahibzada Farhan took full advantage of the field inside the circle in the opening overs and put on a partnership of 121 runs in 17 overs.

The partnership ended when Saim returned to the pavilion after scoring 59 off 51 balls, studded with 7 fours and two sixes.

Sahibzada Farhan scored 65 runs off 62 balls with the help of four sixes and as many fours, but the real blow to the national team came when after Umeer bin Yousuf was dismissed for a total of 183, while Qasim Akram and captain Muhammad Haris also returned to the pavilion one after another and Pakistan A team lost 5 wickets for 187 runs.

At this stage, it seemed that the young Shaheens would soon be in control, but Tayyab Tahir stood in the way of the Indian bowlers and started attacking the wicket aggressively.

He also scored a fine century as well as a brilliant sixth-wicket partnership of 126 with youngster Mubaser Khan, returning to the pavilion after scoring 108 runs off 71 balls with 12 fours and 4 sixes.

In the closing overs, Muhammad Wasim Jr. showed some aggressive hands, thanks to which the Pakistan A team managed to post a total of 352 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted overs.

Ryan Prag and Rajvardhan Hingargekar were the most successful bowlers for India A with two wickets each.

Chasing the target, India’s openers started the innings in a confident manner and added 64 runs for the first wicket partnership, but Sai Sudharshan fell to Arshad Iqbal after scoring 29 runs.

Abhishek Sharma and Nikan Jose took added 11 to the score but Nikan’s 11-run innings came to an end at the hands of Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Abhishek was joined by captain Yash Dhol at this stage and the duo put on a responsible stand of 52 runs for the third wicket, but before the partnership could create more trouble for Pakistan, Sufyan Moqim dismissed Abhishek who played an aggressive innings of 61 runs.

The score had reached 157 when Nishant Sindhu also continued to score 10 runs, but the real blow to the Indian A team came when captain Yash Dhol also gave the wicket to Sufyan after scoring only 39 runs.

After that, Mehran Mumtaz completed the work of wicketkeeper Dhruv Jowell and Ryan Prag by making two strikes, while Sufyan Muqim walked Harshat Rana to give Pakistan their eighth victory.

Rajvardhan’s stay at the wicket was also brief and Arshad Iqbal bowled the 11-run batsman to bring Pakistan to the threshold of victory.

After that, it did not take long for the Pakistanis to wrap the chessboard of the Indian team and the entire Indian A team was bundled out for 224 runs.

Pakistan A won the match by 128 runs and also won the honor of becoming the new champion of Emerging Asia.

It should be noted that in the previous group match between the two teams, India A easily defeated Pakistan A.




Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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