Pakistan beat India, qualify for ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup final


Pakistan defeated India by three runs in the semi-final of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Amad Butt bagged a wicket and defended eight runs in the last over to restrict India to 264-10 in 50 overs.

Earlier, while batting first, Pakistan posted 267-7 with opener Omair Bin Yousuf scoring highest 66 runs off 97 balls. He struck three boundaries and two sixes.

Omair along with Haider Ali (43*) scored 90 runs together for the first wicket. Saif Badar scored 47 runs off 48 balls.

Shivam Mavi, Saurabh Dubey, and Hrithik Shokeen bagged two wickets each for India.

In reply, opener Belur Ravi Sharath played strongly by scoring 47 runs off 43 runs. Sanvir Singh scored fighting 76 runs.

Mohammad Husnain and Saif Badar bagged two wickets each while Amad took a match-winning wicket in the last over.

Pakistan will now meet either Bangladesh or Afghanistan in the final contest on November 23. The second semi-final between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is scheduled for tomorrow [November 21].