Kashif Abdul Razzaq – Karachi
In the final match of the Emerging Asia Cup in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pakistan A had a great victory against India A. India A needed to score 353 runs to win, but they could only manage 224 runs in 40 overs, losing by 128 runs.
Sufiyan Muqeem, a spinner from Pakistan A, played a vital role in causing trouble for the Indian team. He took three important wickets, including the dismissal of Abhishek Sharma, Yash Dull, and Harshit Rana. Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Wasim, and Arshad Iqbal also contributed with two wickets each.
Before that, Pakistan A batted first and set an impressive total of 353 runs. Tayyab Tahir, a middle-order batsman, played exceptionally well and scored a century with 108 runs off just 71 balls. Pakistan had a good start with openers Sahibzada Farhan and Saim Ayub scoring well, but India fought back in the middle overs and took quick wickets.
India A won the toss and chose to bowl first in the final, while Pakistan made one change in their lineup.
In the semi-finals, India A defeated Bangladesh A by 51 runs, and Pakistan A beat Sri Lanka A by 60 runs to make it to the final.Before the final match, Pakistani captain Babar Azam visited the team, boosting the players’ confidence and encouraging them.Here are the team lineups for the final match:
India A: B Sai Sudharsan, Abhishek Sharma, Nikin Jose, Yash Dhull (capt), Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Pakistan A: Saim Ayub, Sahibzada Farhan, Omair Yousuf, Tayyab Tahir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris (capt, wk), Mubasir Khan, Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Wasim, Arshad Iqbal, Sufiyan Muqeem