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ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh A Ousts Pakistan A Interestingly To Step Into Final

In the rain-affected semifinal of the ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh A defeated Pakistan A by six runs to go to the championship. The match managed to conclude on the backup day despite the rain delays. Bangladesh batted first after winning the toss and posted a total of 59 runs for the cost of seven wickets in the nine-over-a-side encounter.

When Bangladesh A decided to bat first in the second Women’s Emerging Asia Cup semifinal, which was reduced to nine overs for each side owing to a weather delay, they put on a respectable performance with the bat and forced Pakistan to chase 60 runs.

Pakistan Fatima Sana, the captain, and the spinner Anosha Nasir took out half of Bangladesh’s batting order in three overs by working together before a run out in the following over caused Bangladesh A to fall to 16/6.

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Rabeya Khan and Nahida Akter led Bangladesh A’s batting onslaught, adding 37 runs for the seventh wicket while the team was in serious trouble. Nahid Akter, who hit a quick 21 off of 16 deliveries, studded up with three boundaries with a six, before succumbing to Tuba Hassan in the last over, was the main contribution to the vital stand.

Rabeya Khan, on the other hand, batted steadily through 20 balls, scoring 10 runs.
With 3/10, Fatima Sana led Pakistan A’s bowling attack. Anosha Nasir was second with 2/6, and Tuba Hassan took a wicket.

Pakistan A, who were expected to chase a modest 60 in the Emerging Asia Cup semifinal, could only amass 53/4 in the permitted nine overs because their batters were a little too slow to keep up with the increasing required run rate.

Eyman Fatima, the opening batter, led Pakistan A in scoring with a calculated 15-ball 18 that included two boundaries and a six. Her partner Shawaal Zulfiqar came in second with 11 from 15.

With an unbroken 10 off eight deliveries, Fatima Sana was the second significant contributor in the run chase, but she was unable to lead her team to victory and the title game.

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With the ball, Rabeya Khan led Bangladesh A with two wickets for just 13 runs, while Nahida Akter and Marufa Akter both claimed one scalp. It ought to be noted that the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup’s first semifinal between Sri Lanka and India was once more cancelled due to the region’s heavy rain.

In the meantime, India A, who placed first in its group, advanced to the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup final and will play Bangladesh A for the trophy on Wednesday.

Bangladesh A 59/7 (9) (Nahida Akter 21 (16), Fatima Sana 3/10) beat Pakistan A 53/4 (9) (Eyman Fatima 18 (15), Rabeya Khan 2/13) by 6 Runs.

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