LAHORE - Pakistan team cruised into the final of the inaugural SAFF U-16 Football Championship by outplaying Bangladesh 2-0. Pakistan's two best players on the night Mansoor Khan and Sher Ali scored a goal each near the full-time whistle to secure a 2-0 victory for the young guns. In other semi-final India beat Nepal 4-2 on penalties and set final with Pakistan. According to the press release issued here by the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Monday, the overnight rain had left a soggy pitch in Kathmandu to play the semi-final on. In the first half, Pakistan came close to scoring at the half-hour mark with Mansoor Khan and M Bilal playing a neat one two at the edge of the Bangladeshi box with the former's powerful shot going agonisingly close. Bangladesh tried some counter-attacking football but the defence line brilliantly led by Muneer never let them through on goal. Just before the break, a Mansoor Khans cross almost found M Zeeshan whose slide in on goal only missed the ball and glory by a fraction of a second. The game was generally well-contested but remained goalless in the first half. After the break, the game opened up as both sides went for the winning goal. The Pakistan players, donning fresh kits having replaced the ones wet in the first half, immediately had some chances to score with last ditch defending denying them goals. When Mansoor Khan's beautiful free-kick hit the top of the cross bar to go out of play, extra time looked inevitable. But just before the 90 minute mark, Pakistan's best player on the night Mansoor Khan struck a 25 yard shot over the Bangladeshi keeper to give Pakistan the lead in the 89th minute. Just as the Bangladeshi boys started trying for a desperate last minute push to equalize, Coach Sajjad's young guns put the nail in the coffin and made it 2-0. Sher Ali dribbled past two defenders to score from a tight angle in 90+2 minute and send Pakistan into the SAFF U-nder16 Championship final. Pakistan will face India in final. The Pakistan under-16 team, coached by Sajjad Mehmood and Hassan Baloch, has won all of its games and has yet to concede a single goal in the tournament so far. Thus there is a reason for optimism as the U-16 team becomes the source of much needed joy for the Pakistani football fans.