Pakistan U23 defeats India U23 in Emerging Teams Asia Cup semi-final:
Pakistan U23: 267/7
India U23: 264/8 (50/50 overs, target 268)
Pakistan U23 won the match by 3 runs.
Pakistan qualified for the final of Emerging Asia Cup 2019 after defeating India in the semi-final by 3 runs. Pakistan U23 amassed 267 runs at the cost of 7 wickets while batting first in the match. India U23 scored 264 runs after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs, falling short by just 4 runs from winning the game.
Omair Yousuf stars as Pakistan defeats India in the semi-final of Emerging Asia Cup 2019:
Pakistan U23 won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Omair Yousuf and Haider Ali came to bat first. Haider Ali lost his wicket on 43 runs from 60 balls after sharing a 90 runs partnership with Omair Yousuf. Omair Yousuf scored 66 runs from 97 balls and remained the top-scorer from Pakistan’s side.
Pakistan U23 captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, Rohail Nazir contributed 35 runs from 41 balls. Saif Badar played an undefeated inning of 47 runs from 48 balls. Pakistan U23 finished on 267/7 after 50 overs. Shivam Mavi. Hrithik Shokeen and Saurabh Dubey claimed 2 wickets each, while Siddharth Desai got 1 for 37 runs.
India U23 required 268 runs to win the match. Sharath BR and Aryan Juyal came to bat first for their team. Captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarath BR scored 47 runs from 43 balls. Sanvir Singh contributed 76 runs from 90 balls as he remained the top-scorer of the match. Armaan Jaffer added 46 runs from 53 balls.
India U23 was going strong, but Pakistan U23 bowlers claimed a couple of wickets towards the end of the game to slow down India’s chase, which ultimately resulted in their victory. India finished on 264/8 after 50 overs. Mohammad Hasnain and Saif Badar took 2 wickets each, while Umer Khan and Amad Butt claimed 1 each.
Pakistan U23 will play the final of Emerging Asia Cup 2019 on November 23 against the winner of the 2nd Semi-final between Bangladesh U23 and Afghanistan U23.