Pakistan U19 Ready for Crucial Semi-Final Battle Against UAE U19:

Pakistan U19 Ready for Crucial Semi-Final Battle Against UAE U19:

News by “Sana Ullah”

Dubai, December 14, 2023: The ACC Men’s U19 Asia Cup 2023 is nearing its climax, with Pakistan U19 preparing for a crucial semi-final clash against host nation UAE U19. The match will be held at the ICC Academy Ground Dubai on December 15th at 9:30 AM local time.

Pakistan U19 have been a dominant force in Group A, finishing the group stage unbeaten. Their impressive journey included a thrilling seven-wicket victory over Nepal U19, powered by Mohammad Zeeshan’s outstanding spell of six wickets for 19 runs and a quickfire 20-run cameo.

Azan Awais further cemented his place as a star to watch with a magnificent century (105 runs off 130 balls) against India U19, guiding his team to a comfortable eight-wicket win. Shamyl Hussain added to Pakistan’s dominance with a brilliant all-round performance against Afghanistan U19, scoring 75 runs off 54 balls and taking one wicket, leading Pakistan to an 83-run victory.

The upcoming semi-final promises a fierce contest as both teams aim for a place in the coveted final. UAE U19, boasting impressive home-field advantage and strong performances against Bangladesh, Japan, and Sri Lanka in Group B, will pose a significant threat.

Pakistan U19 previously defeated UAE U19 by 21 runs at the ICC Academy Ground in 2021, with Qasim Akram earning the player-of-the-match award for his all-round contribution.

Pakistan U19 captain Saad Baig expressed his team’s determination: “We are proud of our performance in the group stage, but our ultimate goal is to win the U19 Asia Cup. We have consistently delivered on the big stage and are constantly working to improve and identify areas for growth. We are focused on the semi-final and determined to showcase our skills and achieve our goal.”

This crucial semi-final promises an exciting battle between two determined teams. All eyes will be on the ICC Academy Ground as Pakistan U19 and UAE U19 compete for a place in the U19 Asia Cup final.

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