P. of Colombo on July 17. Pakistan A will face United Arab Emirates A in the seventh match of the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup 2023 at Zara Oval. Earlier Pakistan squared A against Nepal where Pakistan were asked to bowl first. Mohammad Wasim, who opened the game for Pakistan with the ball, teamed up with Shanawaz Dahani to demolish the much-awaited Nepal group from both ends. Together they took nine wickets in 20 overs. Nepal slumped to 179 for ten before the 40th over. All the Pakistani batsmen did well as they overtook the target with 17 overs to spare. Tayyab Tahir was the man of the day with a brilliant score of 51 (67). Pakistan have lost six wickets in this chase and they can try to minimize it.
United Arab Emirates A were invited to bowl in their previous encounter against tournament favorites India A. As expected, UAE A was not up to par against the fast bowlers and kept losing wickets at regular intervals, resulting in a one-sided game. A good contribution from the middle order took them past 170 in the second innings, which was not enough to defend. A total of six bowlers were introduced and four bowlers went above six overs and conceded a lot of runs. Didn’t make much of an impact at any point in the game. So, UAE A must find ways to register their first win.