Emerg­ing Asia Cup: Pak­istan de­feat UAE by 9 wick­ets

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KARACHI: Pak­istan de­feated United Arab Emi­rates (UAE) by 9 wick­ets in their sec­ond match of the ACC Emerg­ing Teams Asia Cup on Fri­day.

Bat­ting first UAE scored 233-9 in their al­lot­ted 50 overs with Mo­ham­mad Us­man pitch­ing in with a gritty half­cen­tury.

For Pak­istan Ashiq Ali fin­ished with fig­ures of 3/34 in his 10 overs.

Pak­istan chased down the tar­get in 39 overs los­ing only one wicket. Sahibzada Fahran scored his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive cen­tury con­sist­ing of 10 fours. Hus­sain Talat also scored a cen­tury con­sist­ing of 2 six­ers and 14 fours.

A day ear­lier, the Pak­istani emerg­ing team started off the tour­na­ment on a vic­to­ri­ous note, with a com­pre­hen­sive 225-run win against Hong Kong in the open­ing match of the tour­na­ment at Karachi’s Na­tional Sta­dium.

Peshawar’s 19-year-old pacer Mo­ham­mad Ilyas claimed his first hat-trick and first fiver of his ca­reer to re­strict the vis­i­tors to 141 runs, af­ter cen­turies by open­ing duo of Sahibzada Farhan and Ali Im­ran helped Pak­istan post a mam­moth to­tal of 366/3.

The score set by Pak­istani bats­men gave enough con­fi­dence to the bowl­ing line to keep op­po­nents un­der pres­sure from the first ball.

Shahid Wasif was the only Hong Kong player who showed some re­sis­tance against Pak­istani bowl­ing and scored 59 be­fore his team was bun­dled out for 141 runs in 34 overs.

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