Rohail Nazir’s ton helps Pakistan win maiden Emerging Asia Cup


The wicket-keeper batsman Rohail Nazir struck 113 runs to laid down a solid foundation for Pakistan as they beat Bangladesh by 77 runs to win maiden ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup title.

After sent into bat first at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Saturday, Pakistan couldn’t start off well as they lost their openers Omair Bin Yousuf (4) and Haider Ali (26) for just 41 runs.

It were Rohail and Imran Raffique who supported the men in green with their magnificent 1170-run partnership for the third wicket. Imran fell after scoring 62 runs with help of four boundaries and two sixes.

Rohail then partnered with skipper Saud Shakeel to score 85 runs together. He fell in the 45th over of Hasan Mahmud. Saud scored 42 runs.

For Bangladesh, Sumon Khan bagged three wickets while Hasan took two wickets.

In reply, Bangladesh kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Afif Hossain scored the highest 49 runs for them. Najmul Hossain Shanto made 46 off 53 balls.

Right-arm pacer Mohammad Husnain bagged three wickets while Khushdil Shah and Saif Badar took two wickets each.