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IND vs HK, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

India vs Hong Kong Scorecard
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Match Ended   
192/2 (20.0/20)
152/5 (20.0/20)
India beat Hong Kong by 40 runs
That's it then from this game but the action in the Asia Cup 2022 continues on Thursday, the 1st of September in Dubai as a do-or-die clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh awaits. The winner will get a place in the Super Fours and the loser will have to catch a flight back home. That game will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but you can join us in advance for the early build-up. Cheers!
Suryakumar Yadav (68* off 26 balls) is the Player of the Match. Says that some of his shots are predetermined but most of the time, you have to bat in the present. Shares that the pitch was on the slower side and he wanted to express himself and up the tempo of the innings. Adds that you have to be flexible and ready to play at any position, and he has been doing it for some time now.
The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma says that they batted pretty well to start with and got to a good score and bowled decently as well but it could have been better. On being asked about Suryakumar Yadav's knock, Rohit says that he is short of words and every now and then SKY comes up with something special and it was very pleasing to watch and he can play all around the park as well. Says that most of the guys are ready to bat whenever they are required and they will look for the right matchups to tinker with the batting order.
Nizakat Khan, the captain of Hong Kong, says that they started well with the ball, until the 13th over and they fielded well also, but slipped at the death. Praises the knock of Suryakumar Yadav. Adds that it's a big chance for them to play in this tournament and he is proud of his boys. Tells that they will sit down and look at their death bowling. Hopes to improve on all their shortcomings.
Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
Babar Hayat (41) comes up for a quick chat. Says that they needed a good Powerplay and that's why he was playing his shots. Adds that the way they have been playing of late, they did well. Feels their bowling and fielding were good and mentions that they have a lot of positives to take from this match, like their batting in the Powerplay and the bowling efforts of Yasim Murtaza and Ehsan Khan. Shares that the pitch was very tricky, especially against the spinners.
Earlier in the game, Nizakat Khan won the toss and put India in to bat first. Hong Kong did manage to keep the run rate in check for a while but failed to pick up wickets regularly. Their spinners, Ehsan Khan and then Yasim Murtaza in the middle phase bowled really well against a top-class opposition. Their pacers apart from Ayush Shukla were taken to the cleaners towards the end by Virat Kohli and especially by Suryakumar Yadav who hit six fours and six maximums to power India to a big score. Chasing a big total on a not-so-easy pitch for batting, the Hong Kong innings never received an injection of momentum and they were always behind the required rate. A couple of batters did well but the Indian bowlers did reasonably well to get their team over the line. Let's now have a listen to what Babar Hayat has to say about the game...
India were the favourite in this one and they will be reasonably pleased with their performance on the whole. A couple of great innings with the bat and wickets at the right time have seen them get their second win on the trot. All the pacers picked up a wicket each but both Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh proved to be expensive, with the former conceding in excess of 50 runs. The spinners controlled the game well in the middle phase and Ravindra Jadeja got a wicket as well along with a run out. All in all, a solid showing from the Men in Blue but they will be aware that they need to finetune a few things if they are to go all the way.
Hong Kong had a lot of belief coming into this game and probably for the first half an hour or so looked good on the field. Their inability to pick up regular wickets cost them at the death and their batters were simply no match for the opposition bowlers. They did start well with the bat with Babar Hayat laying down the platform. By the time he fell, their reliable top three had all perished and only Kinchit Shah in the middle phase was able to muster up a few runs. Scott McKechnie and Zeeshan Ali did get away with a few boundaries towards the end but the game was already done and dusted by then.
A comprehensive win more or less in the end for India and they have sealed their spot in the Super Fours. It was their power-hitting towards the end that set up this victory and the bowlers did a near clinical job of defending the big total.
End Of The Over 20 : 152/5
12 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 419.3
  • 419.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
S. McKechnie
16 (8)
Z. Ali
26 (17)
A. Singh
4-0-44-1
19.6
1
Arshdeep Singh To Scott McKechnie
A low full toss around off, Scott McKechnie slices it through cover-point for a single. That's it, India win by 40 runs and have progressed to the Super Fours.
19.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Zeeshan Ali
Back bowling full tosses, around off, Ali goes back and hits it through cover-point for a run.
19.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Zeeshan Ali
FOUR! Aahhh...nothing wrong with the delivery this time. Arshdeep at last nails his yorker around off, Zeeshan Ali steps back and squeezes it out through backward point for a boundary. 150 up for Hong Kong, a bit of achievement for them.
19.3
4
Arshdeep Singh To Zeeshan Ali
FOUR! Nicely done! Full toss again, outside off, Zeeshan Ali walks across the stumps and paddles it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
19.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Scott McKechnie
Another low full toss, around middle, Scott pushes it with an angled bat to point. They cross.
19.1
1
Arshdeep Singh To Zeeshan Ali
A low full toss on middle, Ali shows quick hands as he flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
Arshdeep Singh to bowl the final over of the game.
End Of The Over 19 : 140/5
21 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 418.5
  • 418.6
S. McKechnie
14 (6)
Z. Ali
16 (13)
A. Khan
4-0-53-1
18.6
4
Avesh Khan To Scott McKechnie
FOUR! Superbly placed! Avesh brought third man inside the ring and then bowls a short delivery outside off. Scott McKechnie plays late and guides it past that fielder at 45 for a boundary. End of Avesh Khan's expensive evening - 1 for 53.
18.5
4
Avesh Khan To Scott McKechnie
FOUR! Well played! Full in length and around middle, McKechnie picks it off his pads and whips it over square leg for a boundary.
18.4
6
Avesh Khan To Scott McKechnie
SIX! Avesh continues to prove expensive. Short in length and wide outside off, Scott McKechnie throws his bat at it and the top edge takes the ball over third man for a biggie.
18.3
0
Avesh Khan To Scott McKechnie
Fuller and around off, Scott pushes it back past the bowler to mid off.
18.2
1
Avesh Khan To Zeeshan Ali
A yorker around off, it's driven to extra cover for a quick run.
18.1
6
Avesh Khan To Zeeshan Ali
SIX! That's a great shot! Fuller in length and around off, Zeeshan steps back to make room and pumps it over extra cover for a maximum. Excellent execution.
Avesh Khan (3-0-32-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 18 : 119/5
4 Runs
  • 1 WD 17.1
  • W 17.1
  • 217.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
S. McKechnie
0 (2)
Z. Ali
9 (11)
B. Kumar
3-0-15-1
17.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Scott McKechnie
Play and a miss! Slower length ball outside off, Scott McKechnie shows his back leg to deceive the batter and then attempts a reverse-batted shot. Fails to connect.
17.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Scott McKechnie
On a good length outside off, slower in pace, Scott McKechnie plays late but finds short third man. He wants a run but his partner doesn't.
17.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Zeeshan Ali
Outside off, on a length, forced to sweeper cover for one.
17.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Zeeshan Ali
Direct hit and Zeeshan would have been a goner. Back of a length, around off, Ali taps it down to point and looks for a run. He is sent back but loses balance and falls on the pitch. Ravindra Jadeja, for a change, misses the target at the striker's end and Zeeshan Ali survives.
17.2
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Zeeshan Ali
Bowls a slower one, full and outside off at 111 kph, Ali drives it through covers and returns for the second run.
17.1
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Kinchit Shah OUT!
OUT! Shah holes out! Slower one from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It's full and around off, Kinchit Shah mistimes his lofted shot towards long off. Ravi Bishnoi (sub) rushes forward and goes down low to complete a juggling catch. Only formalities left in this match.
Scott McKechnie is in at number 7.
17.1
wd
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Kinchit Shah
Wide called for height! Kumar bowls a bumper outside off, it's way over the head of the batter.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-0-11-0) comes back in to bowl at the death.
End Of The Over 17 : 115/4
6 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
K. Shah
30 (27)
Z. Ali
6 (8)
V. Kohli
1-0-6-0
16.6
1
Virat Kohli To Kinchit Shah
Fuller and straighter, it's worked to deep mid-wicket for one.
16.5
1
Virat Kohli To Zeeshan Ali
On a shortish length around middle, Ali helps it through square leg for one.
16.4
0
Virat Kohli To Zeeshan Ali
Drifting down the leg side, Ali sweeps but finds short fine leg.
16.3
1
Virat Kohli To Kinchit Shah
Fuller and around off, it's powered down to long on for a single.
16.2
2
Virat Kohli To Kinchit Shah
Short and outside off, Shah gets across the stumps and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
16.1
1
Virat Kohli To Zeeshan Ali
Bowls it short and around off, Ali goes back and tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
A bit of a surprise this as Virat Kohli has been handed the ball now.
End Of The Over 16 : 109/4
3 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 215.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
K. Shah
26 (24)
Z. Ali
4 (5)
Y. Chahal
4-0-18-0
15.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Googly, outside off and spinning away, Shah cuts but finds the fielder at point.
15.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Tossed up, around off, Shah gets forward and pushes it with an angled bat to point.
15.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Zeeshan Ali
Walks down the track and lofts it with the spin over extra cover for a run.
15.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Zeeshan Ali
Sharp googly, around off and jumping into the batter, Ali leaps and defends.
15.2
2
Yuzvendra Chahal To Zeeshan Ali
Shout for an lbw! Not given. Floated delivery, full and around off, spinning in, Zeeshan Ali is down the track, trying to work it around but misses. It clips his front pad and sneaks past Rohit at first slip. They cross and the umpire signals for leg byes. Now, India review the decision. UltraEdge shows that it has hit both the bat and front pad simultaneously. The third umpire feels that it's bat first. Hmm... It's given as runs now.
15.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Zeeshan Ali
A top spinner around leg, Ali tries to flick but misses. Pant appeals but in vain.
Yuzvendra Chahal is back to bowl his final over.
End Of The Over 15 : 106/4
8 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 414.4
  • W 14.5
  • 114.6
Z. Ali
1 (1)
K. Shah
26 (22)
A. Khan
3-0-32-1
14.6
1
Avesh Khan To Zeeshan Ali
Full and straight, at 142 clicks, nicely clipped away to deep square leg for one.
Zeeshan Ali walks in next. Slip in place...
14.5
W
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Avesh Khan does get a wicket in the end! Avesh bowls this one a touch slower and angles it in on a length from around off. Aizaz Khan has to take it on at this stage and backs away as he looks to slog it away. Aizaz swings wildly though and ends up missing the ball completely. The ball castles into the middle stump and Hong Kong lose their fourth wicket.
14.4
4
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
FOUR! Just over! Short again, around middle, Aizaz Khan takes it on with the pull shot and just manages to clear Suryakumar Yadav who was leaping for the catch at mid-wicket and the ball goes into the fence.
14.3
2
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
In the air but falls safely! Here comes the bouncer, over middle and leg, Aizaz Khan looks for the pull but gets hurried on and the top edge is found. The ball goes high and lands in between the chasing keeper and the fine leg fielder. They come back for two and Avesh Khan dislodges the bails at the striker's end. The umpire goes upstairs for a run-out appeal but the batter is safely home.
14.2
0
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
Full and close to the 140 KPH mark. This is close to the off pole and Aizaz Khan looks to smoke it down the ground but is beaten for pace.
14.1
1
Avesh Khan To Kinchit Shah
Pacy delivery, on a hard length and angled in from around off. Kinchit Shah looks to swing across the line but gets an inside edge onto the body. The ball rolls away towards cover and they scamper through for one.
End Of The Over 14 : 98/3
7 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
K. Shah
25 (21)
A. Khan
8 (9)
A. Singh
3-0-32-1
13.6
1
Arshdeep Singh To Kinchit Shah
Good comeback from Arshdeep Singh after being hit for a boundary first up. Banged in short and over off, Kinchit Shah gets a bit hurried on but manages to pull it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
13.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Aizaz Khan
Shorter in length and attacking the body of the batter. Aizaz Khan manages to pull it behind square on the leg side and picks up a single.
13.4
0
Arshdeep Singh To Aizaz Khan
On a fuller length and pushed wide, outside off. Aizaz Khan stays leg-side of the ball and tries to reach it but can't.
13.3
0
Arshdeep Singh To Aizaz Khan
Switches to around the wicket for the right-hander and serves a shortish delivery at the body. Aizaz Khan looks to pull but gets an inside edge down to the keeper.
13.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Kinchit Shah
Slower one, around the top of off, this is forced down to long on for a single.
13.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Kinchit Shah
FOUR! Just like Avesh, Arshdeep Singh too hasn't quite got it right in this game. Fuller delivery, offering width to the batter, Kinchit Shah opens the face of the bat and lifts it over short third man for a boundary.
Arshdeep Singh (2-0-25-1) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 13 : 91/3
13 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 612.5
  • 112.6
K. Shah
19 (18)
A. Khan
7 (6)
A. Khan
2-0-24-0
12.6
1
Avesh Khan To Kinchit Shah
Avesh gets it really full this time and bowls it around off. Shah jams it out towards mid off and sets off for the quick single. Shah puts in the dive as Dinesh Karthik fumbles.
12.5
6
Avesh Khan To Kinchit Shah
SIX! Avesh Khan continues to struggle with the ball. Pitched up, well outside off, Kinchit Shah gets a bit low and powers it over the cover fence for a maximum.
12.4
1
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
Around the top of off, nicely dabbed down to third man for a single.
12.3
0
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
A good bumper now! This is bowled at 140 clicks and over middle, Aizaz Khan ducks under it.
12.2
4
Avesh Khan To Aizaz Khan
FOUR! On a hard length, outside off, Aizaz Khan hangs back and throws his hands at it. The ball goes off the outside edge and through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
12.1
1
Avesh Khan To Kinchit Shah
A length ball, around off, this is driven through cover-point for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 78/3
4 Runs
  • W 11.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
A. Khan
2 (3)
K. Shah
11 (15)
R. Jadeja
4-0-15-1
11.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Aizaz Khan
Fires it in at the stumps, Aizaz Khan blocks it out. 4-0-15-1 - Fantastic effort from Ravindra Jadeja.
Avesh Khan is back on. His first over went for 11 runs and he will look to redeem himself.
11.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Around off, this is cut away late and towards short third man for yet another single.
11.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aizaz Khan
Quicker and flatter, close to the off pole. Aizaz Khan cuts it away towards short third man where Avesh Khan makes a good diving stop and keeps it down to a single.
11.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Flatter and on the pads, this is turned through mid-wicket for one more.
11.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aizaz Khan
Around off, pushed through extra cover for a single.
Aizaz Khan walks in next. 119 needed off 53 balls.
11.1
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Babar Hayat was looking a bit on the edge out there and ends up throwing his wicket away. Ravindra Jadeja shortens the length and bowls it around off. Hayat hangs deep and looks to muscle it across the line. He loses his shape while going for the shot and the ball turns away as well. The top edge is found and the ball lobs up around the backward point region where Avesh Khan takes a simple catch. India are in cruise control at the moment.
End Of The Over 11 : 74/2
9 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 210.3
  • 110.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
K. Shah
9 (13)
B. Hayat
41 (34)
Y. Chahal
3-0-15-0
10.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
A googly now, a bit quicker and leaving the left-hander. Shah taps it towards extra cover.
10.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
FOUR! Nicely done! A bit of a half volley around leg, Kinchit Shah gets down on one knee and sweeps it well behind square leg for a boundary.
10.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Tossed up on leg, Babar Hayat steps out and mistimes the lofted shot towards deep mid-wicket for just a single.
10.3
2
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Drifted onto the pads, Babar Hayat steps out and just pushes it through wide mid on. The batters push for two and a fumble in the deep allows them to come back with ease.
10.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Floats it up a bit, on a length and pushes it outside off. Kinchit Shah waits for it and eases it towards covers for one more.
10.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
On a nagging length, close to the off pole. Hayat goes back and dabs it down to cover-point for a run.
Drinks break! Hong Kong started off well inside the Powerplay and even though they lost an early wicket, Babar Hayat managed to hit away a few boundaries and was attacking the pacers. That run out though on the last ball of the Powerplay has turned the tide and it has allowed the Indian spinners to dictate the pace of the game. 128 runs are still needed off 60 balls and Hong Kong desperately need a blistering and a big knock from someone. India on the other hand will look for a couple of wickets and try to minimize the boundaries.
End Of The Over 10 : 65/2
4 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 1 WD 9.5
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
K. Shah
4 (10)
B. Hayat
37 (31)
R. Jadeja
3-0-11-0
9.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Slightly short and around middle, Kinchit Shah goes back to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Another top over by Ravindra Jadeja.
9.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Fires it down the leg side, Shah tries to flick but misses. Pant collects and dislodges the bails. Nothing from the umpire this time. Good call. This one nearly brushed the leg pole.
9.5
wd
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Wide! Slower but down the leg side, Shah fails to sweep and Pant uses his pads to stop the ball.
9.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Flatter and on off, punched through extra cover for a single.
9.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Fuller around leg, Shah knocks it down to long on for a run.
9.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Short in length and on middle, Hayat goes back and pulls but without much timing. It goes on one bounce to the fielder at deep mid-wicket and they cross.
9.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Quicker and around off, defended back.
End Of The Over 9 : 61/2
3 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
K. Shah
3 (7)
B. Hayat
35 (28)
Y. Chahal
2-0-6-0
8.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Short in length and wide outside off, Kinchit Shah cuts but finds backward point.
8.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Fuller and around off, a googly, Babar Hayat pushes it down to long on off the inner half for a single.
8.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Goes down on one knee and sweeps it in front of square on the leg side. A good stop by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the deep and only one run results.
8.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Loopy this time, full and around off, Babar Hayat drives it down to long off for a single.
8.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Another delivery is fired around leg, Hayat tries flicking but misses. It goes off his pads to short fine leg, his partner wants a run but returns.
8.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Quicker one, around leg, Hayat tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 8 : 58/2
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 1 WD 7.5
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
B. Hayat
33 (24)
K. Shah
2 (5)
R. Jadeja
2-0-7-0
7.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Quicker and fuller on off, Hayat drives it down to long off and keeps strike with a single.
7.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Flatter and wide outside off, Shah steers it to the left side of short third man for a single.
7.5
wd
Ravindra Jadeja To Kinchit Shah
Wide! Too full but down the leg side, Shah tries to flick but misses. It goes off Pant's pads to leg slip.
7.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Skidding down the leg side, helped in front of square leg for one.
7.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Arm ball, around off and skidding in, Babar Hayat has his bat down in time as he defends off the inner edge.
7.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
7.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Spinning away with extra bounce, Hayat pushes it from the back foot to cover-point. Looks for a run but he is sent back.
Ravindra Jadeja (1-0-3-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 7 : 54/2
3 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
B. Hayat
31 (19)
K. Shah
1 (4)
Y. Chahal
1-0-3-0
6.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Googly, around middle and on the shorter side, Babar Hayat moves back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for one. Top over by Chahal.
6.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Fuller and on middle, a mistimed sweep shot by Kinchit Shah in front of square on the leg side for a single.
6.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Another delivery spinning away from the left-hander, Kinchit prods forward in defense but is beaten.
6.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Spinning away from the batter, Kinchit Shah gets forward to defend but is beaten. The keeper takes the bails off but Shah has never moved out.
6.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kinchit Shah
Loopy and full, around off, pushed to the off side.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Babar Hayat
Flatter and shorter, around off, Hayat goes back and drops it with gentle hands at cover-point for a single.
Kinchit Shah walks in at number 4. Also, Yuzvendra Chahal is now brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 51/2
17 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 1 NB 5.2
  • 45.2
  • 15.3
  • 45.4
  • 15.5
  • 2 NB 5.6
  • W 5.6
N. Khan
10 (12)
B. Hayat
29 (17)
A. Singh
2-0-25-1
5.6
W
Arshdeep Singh To Nizakat Khan OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! The extra ball has handed India a wicket. Back of a length around middle and leg, Khan steps back and punches it towards backward point. He looks for a run but is sent back as Jadeja is the one getting behind it. It's too late though. 'Sir' comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end and the Indians appeal. The third umpire is referred to. The replays find that Nizakat is inches short of the crease. India have a breakthrough from nowhere.
Is that a run-out? The umpires have gone upstairs to have a look. Ravindra Jadeja scores a direct hit at the batter's end but the Indians don't look overly excited. The replays roll in and the third umpire concludes that Nizakat Khan's bat was on the line and no part of it was inside the crease when the bails came off. The decision on the big screen is OUT!
5.6
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Arshdeep Singh To Babar Hayat
Too full in length and on middle, Hayat forces it down to long on for a run. Another overstepping from Arshdeep.
No matter what happens, Hong Kong have won the Powerplay as they have been able to score more runs than India did and there's still one ball to go.
5.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Nizakat Khan
Slower delivery, on a length and angling in around middle and leg, it's worked to deep square leg for a run.
5.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Nizakat Khan
FOUR! This is excellent batting, this time from Nizakat. A length delivery, outside off, Khan reaches out and rockets it over extra cover for a cracking boundary.
5.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Babar Hayat
Slower one, a dipping yorker around off, Hayat bunts it down to mid off and rushes across for a single. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end but nothing doing.
5.2
4
Arshdeep Singh To Babar Hayat
FOUR! In the gap and the outfield does the rest. Arshdeep switches to 'round the wicket and spears in a full-length ball on middle, Babar tries to whip but doesn't middle his shot properly. Still, it races away through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket.
5.2
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Arshdeep Singh To Babar Hayat
Swing and a miss! A 130 kph bouncer around off, Babar Hayat tries to pull but fails to connect. The siren goes off and it's a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit is loading...
5.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Babar Hayat
FOUR! Easy pickings! You cannot bowl there to any batter with fine leg up. A length ball on the pads, Babar Hayat has no qualms in sending it to the fine leg fence.
Arshdeep Singh returns to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
End Of The Over 5 : 34/1
12 Runs
  • 1 LB 4.1
  • 04.2
  • 64.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
N. Khan
5 (9)
B. Hayat
19 (12)
A. Khan
1-0-11-0
4.6
0
Avesh Khan To Nizakat Khan
Ends with a dot does Avesh but 12 runs come off it. Good length, a bit outside off, Nizakat Khan looks to tap it away but gets a bottom edge back onto the deck.
4.5
1
Avesh Khan To Babar Hayat
Excellent stop! Hard length, around off, Babar Hayat pulls it hard and to the left of mid on where Bhuvneshwar Kumar dives down and makes a half stop. Just the single taken.
4.4
4
Avesh Khan To Babar Hayat
FOUR! Bang! Avesh overpitches and bowls this one around off, Babar Hayat just clubs it flat and hard through extra cover for a boundary.
4.3
6
Avesh Khan To Babar Hayat
SIX! Stand and deliver! Babar Hayat has come out with aggressive intent here. Length ball, around off, hit through the line and launched over the long off fence for a biggie.
4.2
0
Avesh Khan To Babar Hayat
Avesh hits the hard length and bowls it around the off stump line. Babar Hayat hangs back and tries to loft it back over the bowler's head. Hayat though gets beaten by the extra bounce and pace as well.
4.1
lb
Avesh Khan To Nizakat Khan
Leg bye! Avesh Khan steams in and starts off with a fullish ball on the pads. Nizakat Khan looks to tuck it away towards square leg but misses. The ball goes off the pads and rolls away as the batters sneak in a run.
Avesh Khan is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/1
3 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
B. Hayat
8 (8)
N. Khan
5 (7)
R. Jadeja
1-0-3-0
3.6
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Around off, Babar Hayat stands tall and strokes it away through covers for a couple of runs.
3.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
Flatter delivery, around off, Hayat eases it onto the off side.
3.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Hayat
This is pushed through on middle, Hayat punches it firmly towards mid on.
3.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Nizakat Khan
Angled into middle and leg, driven to the right of mid on for a single.
3.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Nizakat Khan
Close but not close enough! This is on a length again and just turning away from the off stump line. Nizakat Khan backs away and looks to cut but misses and the ball misses the off stump as well, but not by much.
3.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Nizakat Khan
Jadeja starts off with a length ball, around off. Nizakat Khan punches it towards mid on.
With two right-handers in the middle, it's a good move to have Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. Slip in place...
End Of The Over 3 : 19/1
7 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 62.5
  • 02.6
B. Hayat
6 (5)
N. Khan
4 (4)
B. Kumar
2-0-11-0
2.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Hayat
Bhuvneshwar Kumar shortens the length and bowls it outside off, Babar Hayat has a wild heave across the line but is well beaten.
2.5
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Hayat
SIX! Babar Hayat is the man in form and just throws his bat at this one. Pitched up, a bit in the slot around middle, Hayat swings through the line of the ball and smokes it back over the bowler's head for a biggie.
2.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Hayat
This time the ball nips back in and the batter is beaten once again. Good length, around off and nipping back in sharply off the surface. Hayat looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
2.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Hayat
BEATEN! This time Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets good movement off the pitch. On a nagging length, angling into off but the ball straightens after pitching. Babar Hayat is pushed onto the back foot and the ball zips past the outside edge.
2.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Hayat
Perfect length, around off and shaping in nicely. Babar Hayat solidly defends it.
2.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Nizakat Khan
Good length, around off, Nizakat Khan steers it down to third man for a single.
Who will bat at number 3? It's the in-form Babar Hayat.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/1
8 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • W 1.6
Y. Murtaza
9 (9)
N. Khan
3 (3)
A. Singh
1-0-8-1
1.6
W
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The change-up works for Arshdeep Singh and he draws first blood here for India! Arshdeep goes for the bouncer and gets it around the left shoulder of the batter. Yasim Murtaza decides to take it on with the pull shot but gets in no position to get on top of the bounce. The ball goes off the top edge and towards deep backward square leg. Avesh Khan comes in a bit at first but adjusts and takes a good catch. Murtaza departs for a low score.
1.5
4
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza
FOUR! A much better shot from Yasim Murtaza. Pitched up around middle and leg, Murtaza just lofts it off the meat of the bat and over wide mid on for a boundary.
1.4
0
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza
This one is angled into the pads, Murtaza tucks it away towards mid-wicket.
1.3
4
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza
FOUR! Edged but over the fielder and that brings up the first boundary for Hong Kong. Good length, around off, Yasim Murtaza looks to flick it on the leg side. The ball nips away and takes the outer half of the bat, flying over the man at point for a boundary.
1.2
0
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza
Length, around off and Arshdeep brings this one back into the left-hander. Murtaza solidly defends it back towards the bowler.
1.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Yasim Murtaza
Arshdeep Singh starts from over the wicket and delivers a good-length ball, around off and this one nips away off the deck. Yasim Murtaza waits for it and keeps it out towards cover-point.
Arshdeep Singh is ready to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 20.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
Y. Murtaza
1 (3)
N. Khan
3 (3)
B. Kumar
1-0-4-0
0.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Yasim Murtaza
Yasim Murtaza is underway and that ends a tidy first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just 4 runs off it. Fuller and on the pads, worked away 'round the corner for a single.
0.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Yasim Murtaza
Shorter length, over off stump, Murtaza goes on the back foot and keeps it down on the deck.
0.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Yasim Murtaza
Bhuvneshwar Kumar just pitches it a bit further up, around middle and brings the ball into the left-hander. Yasim Murtaza stays inside the crease and just blocks it out.
0.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Nizakat Khan
Around the top of middle and leg, Nizakat Khan pushes it out towards wide mid on and gets through quickly for a single.
0.2
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Nizakat Khan
In the gap and Hong Kong are underway! Length again, on off, this is forced away through extra cover and without much timing by Nizakat Khan. But Nizakat does get off the mark with a couple of runs.
0.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Nizakat Khan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts off with a good-length ball, around off and this one shapes away nicely. Nizakat Khan stays a bit watchful and just taps it towards cover-point.
Match Info
  • Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Hong Kong by 40 runs
  • Player of the Match Suryakumar Yadav
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Gazi Sohel (BAN) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 192/2 in 20.0 overs
  • S Yadav 6th T20I fifty: 54 runs in 22 balls (6x4) (4x6)
  • V Kohli 31st T20I fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (1x4) (2x6)
  • India 153/2 in 17.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 52 off 26 balls between V Kohli (15) and S Yadav (35)
  • India 101/2 in 13.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 55 off 47 balls between KL Rahul (22) and V Kohli (32)
  • Drinks: India 70/1 in 10.0 overs
  • India 51/1 in 6.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 44/1
  • Hong Kong 150/5 in 19.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.2 ovs): IND against Z Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, HK: 2)
  • Hong Kong 101/3 in 14.3 overs
  • Drinks: Hong Kong 65/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Hong Kong 51/2
  • Hong Kong 50/2 in 5.5 overs
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Mohammad Rizwan PAK 281 56.20
Virat Kohli IND 276 92.00
Ibrahim Zadran AFG 196 65.33
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