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India ‘A’ smash Pakistan ‘A’ by eight wickets in Emerging Asia Cup

Updated on: 20 July,2023 08:01 AM IST  |  Colombo
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Batting first, Pakistan were all out for 205 in 48 overs with Hangargekar taking 5 for 42 in eight overs and then Sudharsan’s unbeaten 104 off 110 balls ensured that the meagre target was surpassed in 36.4 overs

India ‘A’ smash Pakistan ‘A’ by eight wickets in Emerging Asia Cup

India’s Sai Sudharsan after his 104* against Pakistan in Colombo yesterday. Pic/BCCI

Rising batting sensation Sai Sudharsan’s eminently graceful hundred beautifully complemented pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s five-wicket haul as India ‘A’ crushed Pakistan ‘A’ by eight wickets to end league stage with all-win record in the Emerging Asia Cup, here on Wednesday.


Batting first, Pakistan were all out for 205 in 48 overs with Hangargekar taking 5 for 42 in eight overs and then Sudharsan’s unbeaten 104 off 110 balls ensured that the meagre target was surpassed in 36.4 overs.


In fact, Sudharsan pulled and then lofted senior Pakistan team pacer Shahnawaz Dahani for back-to-back sixes to complete his fourth List A hundred.


His 99-run second wicket partnership with Kerala man Nikin Jose (53 off 64 balls) literally ended Pakistan’s hopes of a comeback.

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Sudharsan, who was equally good against Nepal on the other evening, hit 10 boundaries apart from three sixes. His driving on both sides of the wicket was regal once he was set. The most impressive part of his batting was nearly 40 singles that he took to keep the strike rotating.

Credit should be given to skipper Yash Dhull (21 not out off 19 balls), who allowed Sudharsan to go for the milestone giving him bulk of the strike during their 53-run stand.

With two required for a win and his century, Sudharsan hit Dahani for an exquisite six over extra cover to end the game.

However Hangargekar and left-arm spinner Manav Suthar (3-36 in 10 overs) also deserve equal credit for restricting Pakistan batters as no one even got to a fifty.

Brief scores
Pakistan A 205 in 48 overs (Q Akram 48, S Farhan 35; R Hangargekar 5-42, M Suthar 3-36) lost to India A 210-2 in 36.4 overs (S Sudharsan 104*, N Jose 53) by eight wickets

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