Colombo: Pakistan defeated India by 128 runs in the final of the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup.
In pursuit of Pakistan’s 353 runs, the Indian team was bowled out for 224 runs in 40 overs. For Pakistan, Sufyan Muqim took 3 wickets, Mehran Mumtaz, Arshad Iqbal and Muhammad Wasim took 2, 2 wickets and Mubasher Khan took one wicket.
The Indian batsmen looked helpless in front of the Pakistani bowlers and one player after another got out and returned to the pavilion. Abhishek Sharma scored 61, Yash Dhol 39 and Sai Sudharsan scored 29 runs.
In the match played at the Colombo Cricket Stadium, Yash Dil, the captain of the Indian A team, won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat.
On behalf of Pakistan, opener Saim Ayub and Sahibzada Farhan provided a brilliant opening start of 121, but Saim Ayub was run out by scoring 59 runs while Sahibzada Farhan was run out by scoring 65 runs.
Among the other players, Umar bin Yousuf 35, captain Muhammad Haris 2 while Qasim Akram lost a wicket without scoring any runs, in the middle order, Tayyab Tahir played an aggressive game and played an innings of 108 runs off 71 balls with the help of 12 fours and 4 sixes. A partnership of 125 runs was also established between the two players.
For India, Vian Prag and Hengrikar took 2, 2 while Manu Sutra, Harshat Rana and Nishant Sindhu took one wicket each.
Earlier, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 60 runs in the first semi-final, while India qualified for the final after defeating Bangladesh by 51 runs in the second semi-final.