Pakistan beat India in friendly baseball match

Home side won the match 12-1

By Web Desk
February 02, 2023
Pakistan team celebrates after victory — Pakistan Federation Baseball 

Pakistan defeated India 12-1 in a friendly baseball match in Islamabad on Thursday.

In a match played over seven innings, Zakir, Waseem and Shehzad scored two runs each.

The match between arch-rivals was organised after the conclusion of the West Asia Cup, which Pakistan won by beating Palestine 11-3 in the final on Wednesday.

Earlier, the hosts beat Sri Lanka by 16-1 to book their place in the final of the event.

Meanwhile, Palestine defeated Bangladesh in the other semi-final to qualify for the title clash.

In the tournament's opening match, the 43rd-ranked Pakistani team defeated Afghanistan 17-0 to start things off, while in the second match, the hosts beat Bangladesh 14-0.

It should be noted here that the West Asia Cup featured teams from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Palestine.

After qualifying for the final, Pakistan and Palestine also booked their place in the Asian Baseball Championship, which serves as a Baseball World Cup qualifying event.