Pakistan qualifies for ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup semi-final


Pakistan beat Oman by 147 runs to qualify in the semi-final of ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh.

A powerful show by Pakistani batsmen led the green shirts to post a mammoth total of 319-6 on the scoreboard while batting first.

Openers Omair Bin Yousuf and Haider Ali provided a strong 67-runs opening partnership to Pakistan. Omair walked back to the pavilion after scoring 33 whereas Haider was in an aggressive mood as he then partnered with Rohail Nazir and scored 107 runs for the second wicket.

Haider smashed 118 runs with the help of 10 boundaries and two sixes. Rohail contributed 64 runs. Hard-hitting batsman Khushdil Shah played brilliantly in the end and scored quick 54 runs off just 24 balls. He struck five boundaries and three sixes.

Fayyaz Butt and Mohammad Nadeem bagged two wickets each for Oman.

In reply, Oman were reduced to 15-4 due to an aggressive start from Pakistani bowlers. Mohammad Husnain and Sameen Gul bagged early wickets to do major destruction.

Both the bowlers bagged two wickets each for Pakistan. Khushdil Shah later joined the party and took three wickets.

Mohammad Nadeem (46) and Sandeep (41) fought hard to lift Oman as they scored 67 runs together.