Emerging Asia Cup semi-final: India defeat Pakistan by 7 wickets


COLOMBO: India defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in ACC Emerging Teams Aisa cup on Thursday. A 129-run partnership between Himmat Singh and Nitish Rana helped blue shirts fix their spot in the finals.

Earlier, the entire Pakistani team walked back to pavilion on 172 in 44.4 overs. Skipper Muhammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel’s 67 and 62 respectively were only significant numbers in the entire line-up.

India, who won the toss, invited its arch-rival Pakistan to bat first.

Green shirts started the tournament by defeating Hong Kong with a heavy margin of 225 runs in their maiden game of the tournament. The green team then defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 9-wicket. The only defeat in the tournament came from Bangladesh who crushed its Asian rival by 84 runs in their Pool B games.

Meanwhile, bordering rival India defeated Afghanistan by 84 in their maiden game and topped their pool by thrashing Oman and Sri Lanka by six and four wickets respectively.

In their semi-final, Bangladesh is playing against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium today.

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup which started from December 6th features eight teams including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and UAE.

The final match will be played in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 15th.