Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: Pakistan Crush Hong Kong By 155 Runs, Qualify For Super 4
PAK vs HK Highlights, Asia Cup 2022: Defending a total of 194, Pakistan skittled out Hong Kong on 38 to reach the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup
PAK vs HK Highlights, Asia Cup 2022: Defending a total of 194, Pakistan skittled out Hong Kong on 38 to reach the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. Naseem Shah got the ball rolling for Pakistan with the wickets of Nizakat Khan and Babar Hayat. Shahnawaz Dahani then put Hong Kong three down after Yasim Murtaza mistimed his pull. Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz took seven wickets between themselves to clean over Hong Kong's middle-order and tail for cheap. Earlier, Pakistan recovered from Babar Azam's early dismissal to post a total of 193 for two against Hong Kong in a virtual knock-out match in the Asia Cup. Pakistan's innings got off to the worst possible start as Ehsan Khan got the better of the Pakistan skipper in the third over. However, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman's 116-run partnership gave Pakistan a good platform for accelerate their innings. Zaman was dismissed on 53 by Ehsan while Rizwan remained unbeaten 78. Khushdil Shah played an unbeaten cameo of 35 off 15 balls to take Pakistan past the 190-run mark. (SCORECARD)
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (capt), Babar Hayat, Yasim Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk) , Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Asia Cup Highlights Between Pakistan and Hong Kong straight from Sharjah
- 22:25 (IST)PAK vs HK: Pakistan are through to Super 4It's all over. Hong Kong are bowled out for 38. Pakistan win by 155 runs and will face India on Sunday.It's a goodbye from us for now. See you tomorrow for the opening game of Super 4 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
- 22:15 (IST)PAK vs HK: The wickets keep fallingZeeshan holes out to long-on. Another three-for for Nawaz. He took three against India too
- 22:13 (IST)PAK vs HK: Hong Kong lose anotherHaroon looks to go down for a sweep but the wrong'un does the rest. Shadab gets another
- 22:11 (IST)PAK vs HK: Nawaz strikes againBowled between the legs. Nawaz gets two in an over and Hong Kong are just falling apart.
- 22:08 (IST)PAK vs HK: Nawaz joins the partyShah is beaten on the slog sweep and hit on the pad. Umpires gives out and he reviews it straightaway. The decision stays
- 22:00 (IST)PAK vs HK: Googly goes past AizazHong Kong are crumbling! Aizaz fails to read the googly and Shadab rattles his off-stump.
- 21:53 (IST)PAK vs HK: Another one bites the dustMurtaza mistimes and the top-edge follows. Khushdil charges in from mid-on and dives to take the low catch
- 21:47 (IST)PAK vs HK: Knocks him overNaseem with the double strike! Nips back in a little and kisses the top of off. Hayat has to walk back
- 21:39 (IST)PAK vs HK: Naseem strikesNizakat departs! Gets this all wrong. Looks like it has arrived before he is through the shot.
- 21:35 (IST)PAK vs HK: Excellent shotWidth on offer and Nizakat is anyway looking to stay beside the line of the ball. Drives this over point for four
- 21:21 (IST)PAK vs HK: End of the innings29 off the final over. Khushdil absolutely torments Aizaz with four sixes. Pakistan end of 193/2.Big total this for Hong Kong to chase down. Need a special chase
- 21:13 (IST)PAK vs HK: Slapped away for a sixBack off a length and Khushdil goes towards that cow corner region. Bowler missed his length completely
- 21:02 (IST)PAK vs HK: Swatted away for a sixIn the slot for Khushdil, and he goes over long-off for a six. Bowler missed his length completely
- 20:56 (IST)PAK vs HK: Fakhar's goneFakhar falls after a decent fifty! Slices this to the man placed at the edge of the circle. Taken at backward point
- 20:49 (IST)PAK vs HK: Fakhar sends that flyingFakhar joins the party! Gets down on one knee and picks it up beautifully. Goes over deep midwicket for a maximum
- 20:42 (IST)PAK vs HK: Fifty for RizwanMohammad Rizwan hits half-century. Good innings under pressure from Pakistan's stumper
- 20:38 (IST)PAK vs HK: Rizwan slaps that for four!Rizwan moves to 48! Cut away on the off side. Picks his spot and uses the width on offer. He sends that crashing to deep point's left
- 20:28 (IST)PAK vs HK: Rizwan uses his feet with good effectShimmies down the track and crashes it over the umpire's head. Lands just in front of the sightscreen
- 20:19 (IST)PAK vs HK: Fakhar survivesGhazanfar and Hong Kong make a strong lbw appeal. Umpire was satisfied and raises his finger in a flash. Fakhar reviews it and the replay shows that the ball landed outside leg. Huge sigh of relief for Pakistan
- 20:11 (IST)PAK vs HK: Swept away by RizwanRizwan loves the sweep! That's his go-to shot. Murtaza flights it and Rizwan brings out the sweep to pick the gap.
- 19:57 (IST)PAK vs HK: Four runsCut away square off the wicket! Rizwan makes room for himself and slashes in front of point for four
- 19:54 (IST)PAK vs HK: Pulled away for fourPulled away by Fakhar! Pitched short and he hits this towards the leg side and picks out the gap. That will give him some confidence.
- 19:45 (IST)PAK vs HK: Caught and bowledHits it back to the bowler! Babar goes down the ground, but fails to keep it down. Ehsan takes a good low catch to his right even as the ball swerves away
- 19:36 (IST)PAK vs HK: End of the first overEnd of the first over. Just two runs off it. Good start for Hong Kong.
- 19:28 (IST)PAK vs HK: About timeThe national anthems are done and dusted. The action is moments away. Stay tuned for live updates
- 19:07 (IST)PAK vs HK: Here's how both teams line-upHong Kong: Nizakat Khan (capt), Babar Hayat, Yasim Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad GhazanfarPakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk) , Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
- 19:06 (IST)PAK vs HK: Hong Kong op to bowlHong Kong win toss and Nizakat Khan opts to bowl.
- 17:36 (IST)PAK vs HK: HelloHello and welcome to our live coverage of the Asia Cup Group B game between Pakistan and Hong Kong. It's a virtual knockout game as a defeat would end either sides Asia Cup journey. The winner of the game will take on India in the Super 4 on Sunday.Stay tuned for the toss, and the live action.