UAE Defeats Pakistan In U19 Asia Cup Semi Final
In a heartbreaking U19 Asia Cup semi-final, Pakistan suffered a narrow defeat against hosts UAE, falling short by 11 runs.
Choosing to field after winning the toss, Pakistan U19 showcased an impressive bowling performance, limiting UAE to 193 runs in 47.5 overs. Ubaid Shah stood out, securing 4 wickets for 44 runs in 9.5 overs, establishing himself as Pakistan’s most economical bowler.
In the chase, Pakistan initially appeared well-set for success, with Azan Awais contributing a promising 41 runs. However, his departure triggered a collapse. Captain Saad Baig managed a steady 50 runs, but it proved insufficient to secure victory.
As the innings progressed, Pakistan faced a sudden downturn, ultimately getting bowled out for 182 runs in the final over, resulting in an 11-run defeat. With this loss, Pakistan U19 exits the competition, and UAE will advance to face Bangladesh in the Asia Cup U19 final, competing for the championship trophy.
The absence of strong contenders like Pakistan U19 and India U19 introduces an element of unpredictability to the tournament’s outcome.