Riding on Zeeshan Zameer’s five-wicket pull followed by Muhammad Shehzad’s 81 show thump and final detail to Ahmad Khan, Pakistan under 19 group beat India under 19 by two wickets in the gathering stage match of ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021 here at the ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai on Saturday. India’s next match is against Afghanistan on Monday while Pakistan will clash with UAE around the same time.
Ahmad hit Ravi Kumar for a limit in the game’s last conveyance to seal the game for his side. Prior in the day, the Pakistan U-19 bowlers, driven by right-arm medium pacer Zeeshan Zameer (5/60), unleashed ruin as they packaged out the resistance for an inferior 237.
India lost opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi (0), Shaik Rasheed (6) and captain Yash Dhull (0) inexpensively, with Zameer representing every one of the wickets to leave the batting side reeling at 14/3.
Nishant Sindhu (8) became Awais Ali’s first casualty as India slipped to 41/4. Harnoor made a patient 59-ball 46, striking six limits.
At the point when it seemed as though he would score large, Ali excused him in the nineteenth over to leave India at 96/5. In any case, wicket-manager Aaradhya Yadav’s 83-ball 50, in which he hit three fours, combined with Kaushal Tambe’s 32 and Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s lively 33 off 20 balls, took India past the 230-run mark.
Pursuing 238, Pakistan lost opener Abdul Wahid (0) ahead of schedule as Hangargekar fortified him. Then, at that point, Maaz Sadaqat (29) and Shehzad (81) mobilized the innings with a 64-run represent the subsequent wicket.
Shehzad, who pounded four limits and five transcending sixes, was feeling bellicose as Sadaqat assumed a supporting role. Left-arm medium-pacer Raj Bawa (4/56) broke the backup eliminating Sadaqat.
Bawa struck again by excusing Haseebullah (3) as Pakistan slipped to 69/3. Captain Qasim Akram (22) likewise fell inexpensively as Pakistan wound up in a spot of trouble at 115/4, even as Shehzad kept on destroying the resistance assault.
Hangargekar ran out Shehzad in the 37th over to bring India back into the dispute as Pakistan lost a large portion of its side for 159. Be that as it may, Irfan Khan (32) and Rizwan Mehmood (29) took the game profound by adding 47 runs for the 6th wicket.
Then, at that point, Bawa fixed back Pakistan by eliminating Mehmood and Irfan Khan, yet a made Ahmad Khan, who pounded three limits and a six, wrapped up the task for his group.