The IND-A vs PAK-A Emerging asian cup The clash is currently underway in Colombo with Pakistan A being bowled out for 205 inside 48 overs. Qasim Akram top-scored with 48 for Pakistan, while Rajvardhan Hangargekar took five for 42 in 8 overs.
Left-arm spinner Manav Suthar took 3/36 in 10 overs as the Indian bowlers decimated the Pakistani batsmen. India now needs 206 runs to record a famous victory in this Asia Cup.
Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals to Hangargekar’s fast and accurate bowling. It was Qasim Akram who played a 48-for-63-ball backline tackle, including five caps. He got some lower-order support with Mubasir Khan (28) and Mehran Mumtaz (25*) making crucial contributions.
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Harshit Rana opened the bowling for India. He went wicketless in the game, but took the most important catch of Pakistan’s innings.
In over 46 of Pakistan’s innings, Harshit Rana took a brilliant one-handed catch on Gully to send Akram back to the pavilion. Bowling around the wicket, Hangargekar bowled a wide toss which he tried to chase down and ended up skirting Harshit Rana’s hands in the ravine. The celebration after he took the catch was a treat to watch.
Watch Harshit Rana’s brilliant one-hander in IND A vs PAK A Clash
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Meanwhile, India has started the chase with aplomb with Sai Sudharsan and Abhishek Sharma. With the experience they imparted from the IPL, both batsmen can play long innings for their team. Skipper Yash Dhull and Dhruv Mackerel will be key in this chase from India.
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India A played two matches against the United Arab Emirates and Nepal and won both. IND A defeated the UAE A by nine wickets and Nepal A by 8 wickets. This is his third and last league game.
PAK A, on the other hand, also played two matches against the same opponents and won both. They defeated Nepal by four wickets and the UAE A by 184 runs. This is the last league game before the round of 16 with the final scheduled for next Sunday (June 23).