U-19 Asia Cup: Pakistan beat India by 8 wickets

U-19 Asia Cup

U-19 Asia Cup: Azaan Owais’ brilliant unbeaten century, Shahzeb Khan and Saad Baig’s half-centuries, and Zeeshan’s four wickets.

Pakistan defeated India by 8 wickets in the fifth match of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Asia Cup at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Sunday. Azan Owais was Pakistan’s hero, as the left-hander scored a brilliant 105 off 130 with 10 fours to guide the Green Shirts to a comfortable victory.

Pakistan did not get off to a great start as Shamail Hussain was dismissed for just eight runs in the fifth over. However, Shahzeb Khan’s 110-run stand with Owais provided protection for Pakistan. Shahzeb got out after playing a brilliant 63-run inning. After his departure, Owais and captain Saad Baig put on 125 runs, which ultimately won the match.

Saad Baig was Pakistan’s second-top scorer on the day with a stunning 68 off 51 balls with eight fours and a six.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Green Shirts got off to a good start as Amir Hasan and Mohammad Zeeshan picked up two early wickets, leaving the Blues at 46-2 in just 11.2 overs. However, opener Adarsh Singh formed a 93-run partnership with middle-order batsman and captain Uday Saharan, with Adarsh Singh scoring 62 off 81 balls before falling victim to Arafat Minhas.

After Adarsh Singh’s wicket, India lost two more wickets in quick succession, but Saharan remained on the field and contributed crucial runs. Finally, Obaid Shah sent him to the pavilion for 60 runs, at which time India’s score was 206 runs in 42.5 overs. It looked like the men in green would restrict the Blues to 230 runs, but Sachin Das continued his charge against the green shirts and eventually scored 58 off 32 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. He reached the competitive target of 260 runs. careers. For Pakistan, Zeeshan took four wickets, while Amir and Obaid took two wickets each.

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