Pakistan beats India in a sensational thriller to qualify for ACC Asia Cup 2019
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan beats India in a sensational thriller to qualify for ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019.
Pakistan qualified for the final of ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 after beating India by three runs in the first semi final in Dhaka.
Pakistan — who were defending a total of 267 — restricted India to 264 for eight in 50 overs, as Pakistani bowlers displayed great control on nerves and outstanding death-overs skills.
India looked grounded towards the chase, scoring 215/5 in 40 overs. The Men in Blue needed 53 from the last 50 deliveries. They continued to sail smoothly until the 45th over, after which Pakistani bowlers started to dent India’s progress.
India needed 26 off of the last five overs to win, however, Umer Khan sent Shubham Sharma back to pavilion and brought Pakistan back in contention.
Ammad Butt increased the pressure on Indians and conceded just two runs in the 47th over, before Umer got one more wicket which put India on back foot in 48th.
Pakistan had to defend eight runs from the final over but Ammad Butt showed superb skill and conceded just four runs. He also took a wicket, which restricted India to 264.