Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah demonstrated their support for the Pakistan A team by participating in their celebratory activities in Colombo after their impressive advancement into the final of the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently released a video on the social media platform Twitter. The video showcases the national cricket team’s fast bowlers participating in a cake-cutting ceremony held at a hotel. During the event, the players extend their congratulations to one another Emerging Asia Cup.
Pakistan Shaheens defeated Sri Lanka A by a margin of 60 runs on Friday, securing their place in the final of the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (PSS) Stadium.
In pursuit of a target of 322, Sri Lanka A was dismissed for a total of 262, with 26 balls remaining. Avishka Fernando and Sahan Arachchige scored 97 runs individually in the match featuring Sri Lanka A. However, performing an overhaul on a substantial amount of 322 is impossible for Emerging Asia Cup.
Apart from Fernando and Arachchige, Sri Lanka A’s batting attack lacked noteworthy elements.
The players, namely Lasith Croospulle (0), Minod Bhanuka (1), Pasindu Sooriyabandara (10), Ashen Bandara (17), Dunith Wellalage (14), Chamika Karunaratne (10), Dushan Hemantha (0), Lahiru Samarakoon (5), and Pramod Madushan (1), were unable to demonstrate any noteworthy batting performance.
Arshad Iqbal of the Shaheens achieved a remarkable feat by taking five wickets, with figures of 5-37. Mubashir Khan (2-45) and Sufiyan Muqeem (2-44) took two wickets. Amad Butt, with a bowling figure of 1-36, claimed a wicket.
Mohammad Wasim and Qasim Akram could not take any wickets, with Mohammad Wasim having figures of 0-47 and Qasim Akram having figures of 0-48.
In the preceding match, the Shaheens decided to bat first. Omair Yousuf displayed an impressive performance, scoring 88 runs off 79 balls, while Mohammad Haris contributed with 52 runs off 43 balls. These notable contributions led to a substantial total for the team Emerging Asia Cup.
During his innings of 88 runs, Omair hit 10 boundaries consisting of fours and one boundary consisting of a six. During his productive innings, Haris successfully hit five boundaries.
Additional batters, namely Mubasir Khan (42), Tayyab Tahir (26), Mohammad Wasim (24), and Saim Ayub (22), demonstrated commendable resilience in their batting performances.
In the match involving Sri Lanka A, Lahiru Samarakoon, Chamika Karunaratne, and Pramod Madushan each took two wickets. Samarakoon finished with figures of 2-42, Karunaratne with 2-55, and Madushan with 2-56.
Dunith Wellalage (1-41) and Sahan Arachchige (1-43) each secured a wicket. Dushan Hemantha (0-48) and Ashen Bandara (0-21) could not take wickets.