KARACHI: Pakistan booked their flight to Sri Lanka to feature within the ACC rising teams Asia Cup semi-finals after any other solid display to conquer UAE of their institution ‘B’ in shape right here on the national Stadium on Friday.
the opposite in shape of the institution at the Southend membership noticed Bangladesh replied to their ninety seven-run defeat in opposition to the Emiratis an afternoon earlier to side beyond Hong Kong via 28 runs.
Pakistan, after thrashing Hong Kong with the aid of 225 runs on Monday, were once more medical but the UAE were greater tough than the previous.
Off-spinner Ashiq Ali broke openers Rohan Mustafa and Ghulam Shabber’s 63-run partnership whilst he trapped the UAE skipper Mustafa lbw inside the 12th over.
That dismissal proved to be critical as Ashiq went on to take 3 wickets — consisting of Shabber’s. UAE could not absolutely recover and misplaced wickets in short successions.
Mohammad Usman’s 51 not out and Shaiman Anwar’s 27, even though, proved to be crucial for the Emiratis who managed 233-9 in 50 overs after being put to bat by way of Pakistan skipper Mohammad Rizwan.
Pakistan’s chase began off with a stutter when Ali Imran, who scored a century towards Hong Kong, became brushed off through Ahmad Raza for simply five inside the 0.33 over.
the house side’s response to the blow changed into mature.
Imran’s opening accomplice Sahibzada Farhan now paired up with Hussain Talat and guided Pakistan to a consistent pursuit towards the goal as Pakistan wrapped up the complaints by using the thirty ninth over.
Farhan hit his 2d consecutive century inside the tournament hitting ten barriers in 104 off 120 balls at the same time as Hussain, a fast-bowling all-rounder, contributed 116 off 109 smashing 14 fours and two sixes in the system.
Hussain had also taken a wicket, ousting Amir Hayat for 9. The left-armer bowled 5 overs in the suit.
“My recognition is to keep appearing,” Hussain stated. “I’ve performed in at 3 in T20 internationals and i additionally bowl. I’ll try and preserve doing my first-class in ‘A’ crew suits and also on the domestic stage.
“the whole thing else is for the selectors to determine,” added the person-of-the-fit about his possibilities of creating a stable area in the senior aspect.
UAE will now look to beat Hong Kong of their very last organization in shape at the Southend membership on Sunday to reinforce their probabilities to make it to the semi-finals when Bangladesh play Pakistan on the country wide Stadium.
The Emiratis’ head coach Douglas Brown expressed sadness over his group’s show in opposition to the hosts.
“The target of 233 turned into always someplace near simply under par,” said the Scot. “We were hoping we ought to get some early wickets and get ourselves in the sport however Farhan and Talat performed fantastically.”
Brown stated his group have been enjoying their time in Karachi and that the town is a secure cricketing venue.
“Karachi is a first-rate location and it is very hospitable and it appears very safe,” stated the forty nine-12 months-vintage.
“the level of security we’ve had has been awesome and it is critical for Pakistan to get [to host] some cricket.
“We’ll cross lower back to the UAE and will certainly deliver a positive record about how we’ve been treated and sorted.”
Sindh governor Imran Ismail additionally visited the venue and known as on global groups to go to Pakistan for cricket. He stated Karachi hosting the Pakistan excellent League very last next year could be a proof that the metropolis is a safe area.
“we're a hospitable and alluring kingdom and we need all international groups to return to Pakistan,” stated Ismail.
The governor changed into flanked by using Pakistan Cricket Board’s director international cricket Zakir Khan.
Zakir stated the PCB is doing its quality to paintings in the direction of bringing again global cricket to the united states of america and is in coordination with relevant authorities establishments for that aim.
At national Stadium: Pakistan beat UAE by using nine wickets.
UAE 233-9 in 50 overs (Ashfaq Ahmed 69, Mohammad Usman 51 not out, Shaiman Anwar27, Rohan Mustafa 25; Ashiq Ali three-34, Khushdil Shah 2-29); PAKISTAN 235-1 in 39 overs (Hussain Talat 116 no longer out, Sahibzada Farhan 104 now not out).
At Southend club: Bangladesh beat Hong Kong by using 28 runs.
BANGLADESH 286-8 in 50 overs (Mosaddek Hussain Saikat one hundred, Zakir Hasan 49, Yasir Ali Chowdhury forty five, Nazmul Hossain Shanto 36, Arif Hossain Dhrubo 20; Aizaz Khan 3-62, Ehsan Nawaz 2-forty eight); HONG KONG 258-7 in 50 overs (Nizakat Khan 92, Babar Hayat ninety one, Ehsan Khan 26 no longer out; Mosaddek Hossain Saikat 2-23, Khaled Ahmed 2-69).
posted in dawn, December eighth, 2018