Pakistan A Blew Away India A in Emerging Asia Cup Final

Pakistan A blew away India A in Emerging Asia Cup Final by 128 runs in Colombo. An exquisite inning by Tayyab Tahir and a three-wicket haul from Sufiyan Muqeem let Pakistan A get over the line. Pakistan has retained the title through this massive victory.

Pakistan set a target of 353 runs on the scoreboard. Tyyab Tahir batted extremely well and played a memorable inning of 108 in 71 balls. Saim Ayyub(59) and Sahibzada Farhan(65) also played superb knocks to set a huge total.   

India A took a fiery start but could not keep up the same attitude and ended up at 224 all out in 40 overs. They had to bite the dust for the first time in the tournament.

Earlier, India decided to field first after winning the toss. The decision seemed puzzling as the team, batting first had come out victorious in the last eight matches of the tournament.

Pakistani openers started the proceeding magnificently as Saim Ayub and Sahibzada Farhan started to punish the Indian bowlers from the first over. They provided a solid foundation and completed 100 runs partnership in 16 overs.  Both of them scored half-centuries in no time. 

At this stage, Indian Captain Yash Dull introduced a left-arm spinner. He broke the healthy partnership between Farhan and Ayyub. India took full advantage of this casualty. Pakistan started losing wickets and at one stage, they were on 190 for 5 in 30 overs.

Tayyab Tahir took the bulls by the horns and continued playing a brisk cameo. His crucial partnership with Mubashir helped Pakistan to cross 300. But then Pakistan lost two wickets in no time.

Tyyab Tahir completed his sensational century in 66 balls and Pakistan managed to score 352 for 8 in 50 overs.

In reply, Indian openers Sai Sudharsan and Abhishek Sharma took a fiery start and tried to put pressure on Pakistani bowlers from the first over and completed the first fifty runs in just 6 overs.

Arshad Iqbal provided Pakistan with the first breakthrough as  Sai Sudharsan was caught behind. After 10 overs, India managed to score 69 for 1.

Muhammad Wasim J provided the second breakthrough when Nikin Jose was dismissed for 11. India completed 100 runs in 15.3 overs.

After some time, Pakistan picked the dangerous Abhishek Sharma. Tyyab Tahir took a brilliant catch on the ball of Sufiyan Muqeem. 

Indian skipper Yash Dhull and Nishan Sindhu tried to make things better for their team but tight bowling from Pakistan did not allow them to play freely.

Both the batsmen were dismissed very soon and Pakistan got full control over the game. India lost wickets regularly and Pakistan A blew away India A in the emerging Asia cup final by 128 runs.

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