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Pakistan into Emerging Asia Cup finals after thumping Sri Lanka

Pakistan A won the semi-final against Sri Lanka A by 60 runs in the ongoing ACC Emerging Asia Cup, securing their place in the finals on July 23.

The winners of the second semi-final between Bangladesh A and India A will face the Green Shirts.

The host team was bowled out for 262 in 45.4 overs while chasing a target of 323 runs.

Pakistan’s bowling selection was pacer Arshad Iqbal, who claimed figures of 5-37.

For the victorious team, Mubasir Khan and Sufiyan Muqeem each took two wickets.

Sri Lanka’s Sahan Arachchige and Avishka Fernando each hit 97 runs, but it wasn’t enough to get their team over the line.

Earlier, Omair Bin Yousuf and captain Mohammad Haris both hit 50s to propel Pakistan A to a 322-run victory over Sri Lanka A.

Pakistan cricket team was knocked out for 322 on the penultimate ball of the innings after electing to bat first in Colombo.

Omair scored 88 runs in 79 balls, hitting 10 fours and a six. Haris, on the other hand, scored 52 runs in 43 balls, including five fours.

Mubasir Khan and Tayyab Tahir both contributed 42 and 26 runs.

With a cameo of 24 runs in 17 balls, Mohammad Wasim Jr gave energy at the tail end of the innings. He hit two sixes and a four.

Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, and Lahiru Samarakoon each took two wickets for Sri Lanka.

The event’s final will take place on Sunday, July 23, in Colombo.

Pakistan’s squads are as follows: Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Tayyab Tahir, Qasim Akram, Omair Yousuf, Mohammad Haris (c), Mubasir Khan, Amad Butt, Mohammad Wasim, Sufiyan Muqeem, and Arshad Iqbal.

Dunith Wellalage (c), Lasith Croospulle, Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Ashen Bandara, Sahan Arachchige, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Samarakoon, and Pramod Madushan for Sri Lanka.

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