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PM felicitates Pakistan cricket team for win in Asia Cup final

In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, PM said, “Yet another exciting news from the sports arena. This time it is our young cricketing heroes who downed India to win the crown of the Emerging Asia Cup.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday praised the Pakistan cricket team for winning Emerging Asia Cup by convincingly defeating India in the final.

Hailing the victory, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said it showed “how passionate and resolute our youths are”.

In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, “Yet another exciting news from the sports arena. This time it is our young cricketing heroes who downed India to win the crown of the Emerging Asia Cup. This just goes to show how passionate & resolute our youth are. I am determined more than ever before to prioritize the promotion of sports through maximum facilitation. Well done boys. Keep the flag high.”

Earlier, Tayyab Tahir was the star of the show as Pakistan posted 352-8.

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After being invited to bat first, Pakistan openers Saim Ayub and Sahibzada Farhan formed a solid 121-run stand for the opening wicket before the former departed for 59.

One-down batter Omair Yousuf contributed a run-a-ball 35 before Farhan vanished for 65. This is when Tahir walked in and began to run Indian bowlers ragged.

He took just 71 balls for his 109 laced with 12 fours and four maximums as Pakistan finished with a gargantuan total of 352-8 at the end of their allotted 50 overs.

Almost all the Indian bowlers were expensive on the day, with only Nishant Sindhu (9-48-1) conceding under six runs an over.

Harshit Rana (6-51-1) and Manav Suthar (9-68-1) caught the worst of beatings on what was an unforgettable day overall for the Indian ball hurlers.