Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan Crush Hong Kong, Win By 8 Wickets
Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday.
Pakistan's bowling attack was too hot to handle for Hong Kong in Dubai. (All Images Courtesy AFP/Twitter)
Top-scorer Aizaz Khan (27) and Kinchit Shah (26) fought valiantly during their sixth-wicket stand of 53 runs to offer some respite after Hong Kong were left reeling at 44/5.
Usman Shinwari finished with 3/19 and Hasan Ali took 2/19, while leg-spinner Shadab Khan managed 2/31 to bowl Hong Kong out for 116 in 37.1 overs.
The introduction of spin in the form of Hong Kong's Ehsan Khan saw Pakistan lose two wickets.
Pakistan completed the chase comfortably for the loss of Fakhar Zaman (24) and Babar Azam (33), while Imam-ul-Haq finished on 50 not out after just 23.4 overs.