As Pakistan beat India by two wickets in the U19 Asia Cup final in Dubai, Muhammad Shehzad hit an 81-run innings to help his side to victory.
In a nail-biter, Pakistan beat India by two wickets at the ICC Academy Ground Number 2 in Dubai in the ongoing ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021 on Saturday. Muhammad Shehzad hit an 81-run innings. On Monday, India will take on Afghanistan, while Pakistan will face the United Arab Emirates. Abdul Wahid was dismissed for a paltry (0) by Rajvardhan Hangagrekar as Pakistan was chasing 238 to win. Maaz Sadaqat and Muhammad Shehzad shared a 64-run second-wicket partnership, which Rasheed Raj Bawa ultimately broke in the 15th over of the innings.
Shehzad kept Pakistan in the game despite Pakistan losing wickets on a regular basis. Runs were needed from the last over after Shehzad was dismissed by a run-out, but Pakistan had to settle for a draw.
On the final ball, Pakistan needed two runs to win, and Ahmad Khan struck a boundary to do it. Raja Bawa took four wickets for India.
As India was bowled out for 237 in 49 overs, Aaradhya Yadav hit a half-century. Zeeshan Zameer scored 5-60 for Pakistan at the tournament.
Harnoor Singh and Kaushal Tambe scored 46 and 32, respectively, for India in the tournament. Yash Dhull went out for a first-ball duck as captain of the team.
Brief Scores: India 237 all out (Harnoor Singh 46; Aaradhya Yadav 50; Zeeshan Zameer 5-60) vs. Pakistan 240/8 (Harnoor Singh 46; Zeeshan Zameer 5-60) (Muhammad Shehzad 81, Irfan Khan 32; Raj Bawa 4-56).