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Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Match 6 Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs HK, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
193/2 (20.0/20)
38 (10.4/20)
Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 155 runs
Right then, that is all we have from this game. Pakistan with this win have joined India, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka for the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2022. The first game of Super Four will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on Saturday, September 4 at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). However, as you know, our build-up will begin in advance. So do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Mohammad Rizwan is PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his superb knock of 78 from 57 balls. He says that it is important to access the situation and forget what kind of format they are playing. Adds that the plan was to preserve the wickets and accelerate towards the end since the conditions were slow. Claims that he believes in himself, putting in the hard work and then letting things happen the way they are. Admits that if they are the top three players of the team then the pressure does come but they need to do what is right for the team. Mentions the floods in Pakistan and requests people in the country and outside to send any sort of help they can.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan says that it was a nice victory for them. Adds that early on while batting it was difficult to play shots. He praises Rizwan and Khushdil Shah for their brilliant batting performance. Mentions that their template won't change and they will continue to take their time at the start and go hard at the end. He also praises his fast bowlers and mentions Shahnawaz Dahani as he is quite new to international cricket but he is performing well.
Nizakat Khan, the skipper of Hong Kong says that there is a lot to learn from the two games they played in the competition. Credits Pakistan for being outstanding and says they need to look at videos to learn things about their batting. Claims that they learnt a lot from the two teams on how professional they were and mentions that they would like learn from them and do the same.
Time for the Presentation...
Mohammad Nawaz is down for a quick chat. He says that the plan was to bowl according to the wicket. He says the main thing was to bowl on a good length as the wicket was on the lower side. Adds that when fast bowlers give a good start then the spinners try to go for the dot balls and put the pressure on the batters. Ends by saying he is happy with his team's performance.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, played well in the patches in the last game as well as in this one. However, they need to work on their death bowling if they want to challenge big teams regularly. Ehsan Khan was the pick of the bowlers for them and took two wickets and bowled well in the death too but others struggled big time in the last few overs. With the bat, well they need to improve and learn to get through tough periods when the opposition team is bowling well. No batter showed any application in the middle in this game which is evident by the fact that no one got to even a double digit score here. This will be a big learning curve for Hong Kong but they would hopefully only get better from hereon.
Pakistan have a template in T20Is that is a bit different that other teams in international cricket right now. They like to keep wickets in hand and their top 3 batters try to bat without taking much risks in the first 10 overs and then they try to explode from there. They did exactly that in this game as Rizwan along with Fakhar Zaman steadied the ship after losing an early wicket. They then smashed Hong Kong bowlers all over the park in the last five overs. They posted over 190 and then their dangerous bowling attack was too good for Hong Kong batters. Naseem Shah again was brilliant with the new ball and got two early wickets. Babar Azam then kept changing his bowlers and when spinners came into the attack, Hong Kong had no answers for it. Shadab Khan finished with four wickets and Mohammad Nawaz also enjoyed himself and took 3 wickets in the end. Overall, a complete performance and they would look to continue the same in the Super Four now.
Pakistan have delivered a dominating performance and have sealed their spot in the SUPER FOUR OF THE ASIA CUP 2022! They win with a whopping margin of 155 runs. To be fair, this was always going to be a tough task for Hong Kong batters with over 190 to chase but really no one expected them to crumble so quickly.
End Of The Over 10.4 : 38/10
0 Runs
  • W10.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • W10.4
M. Ghazanfar
0 (3)
E. Khan
0 (1)
S. Khan
2.4-0-8-4
10.4
W
Shadab Khan To Mohammad Ghazanfar OUT!
OUT! LBW! The game has come to an end and Hong Kong have been bowled out for their lowest score ever! Shadab Khan flights this one a touch shorter and in line with the off stump. Mohammad Ghazanfar rocks back to cut this but the ball clips the pads before hitting his bat. There is a huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Mohammad Ghazanfar goes for the review and UltraEdge confirms that it is pad first. Ball Tracking has two umpire's call but it means that the onfield decision remains. Shadab Khan gets his fourth and Hong Kong have been bundled out for 38 runs.
10.3
0
Shadab Khan To Mohammad Ghazanfar
Another googly served full and outside off, Mohammad Ghazanfar swings but misses the ball. Misses the off stump by a fraction.
10.2
0
Shadab Khan To Mohammad Ghazanfar
Shadab Khan flights this one full and bowls another googly outside off, Mohammad Ghazanfar blocks the ball back towards the bowler.
Mohammad Ghazanfar is the last man in and he will face the hat-trick ball!
10.1
W
Shadab Khan To Ayush Shukla OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Shadab Khan with another googly and this time Ayush Shukla cannot read it at all. This is tossed up, full and on off, turning in sharply, Ayush Shukla looks to slog it but plays all over it. The ball goes between his bat and pad and shatters the stumps. Pakistan are just one wicket away from victory now.
Drinks break. Pakistan have just blown away Hong Kong here. The quality of Pakistan is turning out to be too good for the batters and they are now even struggling to reach the 50-run mark. Pakistan have been top class with the ball and would look to wrap this one quickly now. Can they bowl out Hong Kong under 50 here?
End Of The Over 10 : 38/8
2 Runs
  • W9.1
  • 1 WD9.2
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
E. Khan
0 (1)
A. Shukla
1 (4)
M. Nawaz
2-0-5-3
9.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Ehsan Khan
This is full as well and just outside the off pole. Ehsan Khan gets a stride forward and blocks the ball back towards the bowler.
9.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Ayush Shukla
Mohammad Nawaz flights this one full and outside off, Ayush Shukla taps this towards cover with soft hands and rushes across for a run.
9.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Ayush Shukla
Tossed up, full and on middle, Ayush Shukla drives it towards covers. The Pakistan players appeal as they think it is pad first but the finger stays down. However, the replays shows that it was quite close and if it was pad first he was goner. Pakistan did not review it.
9.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Ayush Shukla
Quicker and onto the pads, Ayush Shukla looks to flick it but it goes off the pads and in the hands of leg slip. There is an appeal for catch but turned down.
9.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Ayush Shukla
Flatter and around middle, Ayush Shukla looks to play at it but gets and inside edge onto his pads and the ball loops up towards silly point.
9.2
wd
Mohammad Nawaz To Ayush Shukla
WIDE! Darts this one down the leg side. Wided.
Ayush Shukla is the next batter in.
9.1
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Zeeshan Ali OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Mohammad Nawaz gets his third wicket and what a spell this is turning out to be from him. He floats this up, full and on middle, Zeeshan Ali tries to attack him and dances down the track to smoke it over long on. However, he hits it against the turn and cannot get the required power. The ball goes up in the air and straight to Iftikhar Ahmed at long on who takes an easy catch around his belly. Hong Kong eight down now.
Ehsan Khan is the next batter in.
End Of The Over 9 : 36/7
4 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • W8.6
H. Arshad
3 (4)
Z. Ali
3 (4)
S. Khan
2-0-8-2
8.6
W
Shadab Khan To Haroon Arshad OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! The Pakistan spinners are wrapping this game up in a hurry! Shadab Khan bowls a googly and serves this full outside off. Haroon Arshad comes across the stump and looks to play this towards fine leg. The ball turn into the stump and the batter misses his shot. The stumps are dismantled and Hong Kong lose their seventh wicket.
8.5
1
Shadab Khan To Zeeshan Ali
Short once again and wide outside off, Zeeshan Ali guides this past point for one.
8.4
0
Shadab Khan To Zeeshan Ali
Shadab Khan flights this one full and outside off, Zeeshan Ali knocks this to the cover fielder.
8.3
1
Shadab Khan To Haroon Arshad
Short once again and outside the off stump, Haroon Arshad goes back in the crease and punches this to deep cover for a single.
8.2
1
Shadab Khan To Zeeshan Ali
This is a touch short and outside off, Zeeshan Ali undercuts the ball over the slip fielder for a run.
8.1
1
Shadab Khan To Haroon Arshad
Shadab Khan bowls a full toss to begin and in line with the stumps. Haroon Arshad mistimes his short back over the bowler's head for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 32/6
3 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • W7.3
  • 17.4
  • W7.5
  • 17.6
H. Arshad
1 (1)
Z. Ali
1 (1)
M. Nawaz
1-0-3-2
7.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Haroon Arshad
Mohammad Nawaz bowls this one full and angles the ball into the pads, Haroon Arshad clips this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Haroon Arshad is the next batter in for Hong Kong.
7.5
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Scott McKechnie OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! They are crumbling very quickly now! Mohammad Nawaz gets his second wicket of the over and it is turning out to be a nightmare for Hong Kong now. This is pitched fuller and on middle. Scott McKechnie goes for the sweep shot. It is too full to sweep and he misses. The ball knocks over the stumps and Pakistan will now look for an early finish here.
7.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Zeeshan Ali
Mohammad Nawaz bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Zeeshan Ali looks to block but gets an inside edge towards deep square leg for a single to get off the mark.
Zeeshan Ali walks out to bat now.
7.3
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Kinchit Shah OUT!
OUT! LBW! Another one bites the dust! Mohammad Nawaz strikes now and Hong Kong sink further. This has been a real struggle for Hong Kong. Mohammad Nawaz tosses this up, on middle. Kinchit Shah goes for the big sweep shot. However, he misses and gets rapped on the pads. Mohammad Nawaz makes a loud appeal and the umpire decides to raise his finger. Kinchit Shah though takes the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat here. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows that it is umpire's call on wicket's hitting. Kinchit Shah has to walk back.
7.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Kinchit Shah
A bit short and on middle, Kinchit Shah goes back and punches it straight back to the bowler.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Scott McKechnie
Mohammad Nawaz starts with a looped up delivery, full and on leg, Scott McKechnie works it towards short fine leg for one.
Babar Azam is using his sixth bowler now. He brings in Mohammad Nawaz into the attack.
End Of The Over 7 : 29/4
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • W6.2
  • 1 WD6.3
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
S. McKechnie
3 (4)
K. Shah
6 (8)
S. Khan
1-0-4-1
6.6
1
Shadab Khan To Scott McKechnie
This is a flighted delivery on middle. Scott McKechnie sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 165 needed now from 78 balls!
6.5
0
Shadab Khan To Scott McKechnie
Tad shorter in length, on off. Scott McKechnie goes back and blocks it out.
6.4
0
Shadab Khan To Scott McKechnie
Bowls it flatter and quicker on off. Scott McKechnie blocks it firmly off the front foot.
6.3
2
Shadab Khan To Scott McKechnie
Floated up, outside off. Scott McKechnie steers it through backward point for a couple.
6.3
wd
Shadab Khan To Scott McKechnie
WIDE! Bowls another googly but it turns down the leg side. Scott McKechnie looks to clip it but misses.
Scott McKechnie comes out to the middle with Hong Kong in a spot of bother.
6.2
W
Shadab Khan To Aizaz Khan OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Shadab Khan strikes in his second delivery! Too good for Aizaz Khan and Hong Kong lose their fourth now. Shadab Khan is a clever bowler and he shows that here again as he bowls a googly at 87 kph. It lands on middle and turns into the batter. Aizaz Khan makes room and tries to cut it but misses it completely and the ball shatters the stumps. Pakistan are all over Hong Kong here.
6.1
0
Shadab Khan To Aizaz Khan
Tossed up, outside off. Aizaz Khan pushes it towards the point.
Shadab Khan has been introduced into the attack right after the Powerplay. Also, we can see that Shahnawaz Dahani is walking off the field with the physio. We hope that is not too serious. Hasan Ali replaces him on the field.
End Of The Over 6 : 25/3
6 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
A. Khan
1 (4)
K. Shah
6 (8)
H. Rauf
1-0-6-0
5.6
1
Haris Rauf To Aizaz Khan
Single to end the Powerplay and Hong Kong are struggling at 25/3 here! Goes fuller, on middle. Aizaz Khan defends it off the inside half of his blade to square leg for a single.
5.5
0
Haris Rauf To Aizaz Khan
On the shorter side again, outside off. Aizaz Khan tries to cut it away but gets beaten by the pace of this delivery.
5.4
0
Haris Rauf To Aizaz Khan
Tad shorter and around off. Aizaz Khan punches it to point now.
5.3
1
Haris Rauf To Kinchit Shah
On a length, on middle. Kinchit Shah works it to mid-wicket for a single.
5.2
4
Haris Rauf To Kinchit Shah
FOUR! Nicely timed! Back of a length and around off. Shah punches it off the middle of his blade past point for a boundary.
5.1
0
Haris Rauf To Kinchit Shah
Beaten straightaway! Serves it on a good length and around off. Kinchit Shah tries to defend it but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade and goes back to the keeper.
Pace from both ends as Haris Rauf comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 5 : 19/3
0 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • W4.5
  • 04.6
A. Khan
0 (1)
K. Shah
1 (5)
S. Dahani
2-1-7-1
4.6
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Aizaz Khan
Goes fuller on middle. Aizaz Khan drives it to mid on.
Aizaz Khan is the next batter in for Hong Kong.
4.5
W
Shahnawaz Dahani To Yasim Murtaza OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shahnawaz Dahani gets rid of Yasim Murtaza with a quick bouncer! Three wickets down now and that is a brilliant catch from Khushdil Shah as well. Shahnawaz Dahani comes 'round the wicket and bowls a pacy yorker angling into middle. Yasim Murtaza is hurried by this short delivery and gets a top edge as he tries to pull it away. The ball goes in the air in front of mid on and Khushdil Shah runs forward and takes a good low catch diving forward.
4.4
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Yasim Murtaza
Goes tad fuller this time, on middle. Yasim Murtaza drives it off the inside half of his blade to mid on.
4.3
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Yasim Murtaza
On a length and angling into off from 'round the wicket. Yasim Murtaza blocks it out.
4.2
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Yasim Murtaza
Serves a length delivery, outside off. It is a slower delivery as well and Yasim Murtaza who tries to push it, misses.
4.1
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Yasim Murtaza
Shahnawaz Dahani bowls it fuller, on off. Yasim Murtaza drives it to mid off.
Shahnawaz Dahani replaces Naseem Shah.
End Of The Over 4 : 19/2
3 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
K. Shah
1 (5)
Y. Murtaza
2 (2)
I. Ahmed
1-0-3-0
3.6
0
Iftikhar Ahmed To Kinchit Shah
Another dot to end the over! A quicker and flatter one on off. Kinchit Shah blocks it out.
3.5
0
Iftikhar Ahmed To Kinchit Shah
A fullish delivery, around off. Kinchit Shah pushes it to covers.
3.4
0
Iftikhar Ahmed To Kinchit Shah
Nicely bowled! Bowls it flatter and tad shorter, on off. Shah tries to punch it away but gets the inside edge onto the turf.
3.3
1
Iftikhar Ahmed To Yasim Murtaza
Bowls it flatter and quicker on middle. Yasim Murtaza punches it to long on for a single.
3.2
1
Iftikhar Ahmed To Kinchit Shah
Tossed up, on middle. Kinchit Shah drives it to long on for a single.
3.1
1
Iftikhar Ahmed To Yasim Murtaza
A flatter one and tad shorter, on off. Yasim Murtaza works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
We will see some spin now as Iftikhar Ahmed comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/2
1 Runs
  • 1 WD2.1
  • W2.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • W2.5
  • 02.6
K. Shah
0 (1)
Y. Murtaza
0 (0)
N. Shah
2-0-7-2
2.6
0
Naseem Shah To Kinchit Shah
Serves it on a length, on middle. Kinchit Shah clips it towards the leg side. However, there is an appeal from the bowler but no else is interested as that hit the middle of the blade. A double-wicket maiden for the impressive Naseem Shah.
Kinchit Shah comes out to the middle now.
2.5
W
Naseem Shah To Babar Hayat OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Two wickets in the over and Naseem Shah strikes once again! Naseem Shah bowls this one a good length and aims for the top of the off pole. Babar Hayat looks to swing across the line but misses the ball as it goes on to clip the stumps. Naseem Shah celebrates and the dangerous Babar Hayat makes the long walk back to the pavilion. Hong Kong in serious trouble here.
2.4
0
Naseem Shah To Babar Hayat
This one is on a good length as well and outside the off pole. Babar Hayat knocks this towards the point fielder.
2.3
0
Naseem Shah To Babar Hayat
Continues to serve this on a good length and just outside the off stump, Babar Hayat feels for it and gets beaten all ends up.
2.2
0
Naseem Shah To Babar Hayat
Naseem Shah serves this on a good length and well outside the off pole. Babar Hayat is happy to leave this one alone.
2.1
W
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Naseem Shah gets the first wicket and provides the early breakthrough for Pakistan. Nizakat Khan stays put and tries to play the cover drive, but his weight is on the back foot and he opens the face of his bat just as he hits the ball. As a result, he cannot generate the power and the ball goes off the bottom part and loops up in the air towards covers. Asif Ali there takes a couple of steps back and pouches it safely. The Hong Kong skipper has to go back.
Babar Hayat the star player for Hong Kong makes his way out to the middle.
2.1
wd
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
WIDE! Shah starts with another wide. He bowls this way down the leg side. Wided.
End Of The Over 2 : 15/0
9 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 21.3
  • 01.4
  • 2 LB1.5
  • 11.6
N. Khan
8 (12)
Y. Murtaza
0 (0)
S. Dahani
1-0-7-0
1.6
1
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
Short of a length and on middle, Nizakat Khan goes back and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
1.5
lb
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
He continues with the fuller length but this time bowls it on the pads, Nizakat Khan misses his flick and the ball deflects towards fine leg. Two leg bye taken.
1.4
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
Fuller and on middle, Nizakat Khan works it to mid-wicket.
1.3
2
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
On a length and around off, Nizakat Khan guides it through cover-point for a brace.
1.2
4
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
FOUR! Nicely played! He goes fuller adn outside off, Nizakat Khan stays there and slashes it over point for a boundary. He knows that if he clears the infield he will get the reward and he did exactly that.
1.1
0
Shahnawaz Dahani To Nizakat Khan
Dahani starts with a length delivery, on off, Nizakat Khan blocks it out.
Shahnawaz Dahani is ready to share the attack wiht Naseem Shah.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 5 WD0.1
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
N. Khan
1 (6)
Y. Murtaza
0 (0)
N. Shah
1-0-6-0
0.6
1
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
Ends with a another length delivery on off. Nizakat Khan i happy to work it away towards mid-wicket for a single. So good comeback by Nizakat Khan after staring off with a wayward delivery.
0.5
0
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
Serves it on a length, on off. Nizakat Khan gets the inside edge again as he tries to defend it. The ball goes past stumps towards short leg.
0.4
0
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
Goes fuller on middle. Khan tries to drive it away but gets the inside half of his blade and the ball goes towards square leg.
0.3
0
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
Serves it on a length, on off. Nizakat Khan blocks it out. Good pace this time, 144 kph.
0.2
0
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
A fullish delivery on off. Nizakat Khan tries to block it but gets the inside edge onto his pads.
0.1
0
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
Lands it on a length, on off. Nizakat Khan blocks it from his crease.
0.1
wd
Naseem Shah To Nizakat Khan
FIVE WIDES! Swing for Naseem Shah but he is way off the target here! Bowls it on a length on middle. It swings in quite sharply and Khan lets it go. The keeper dives to his left and tries to stop it but it runs away towards the fence.
Match Info
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 155 runs
  • Player of the Match Mohammad Rizwan
  • Umpire Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Masudur Rahman (BAN)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 193/2 in 20.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 52 off 21 balls between M Rizwan (16) and K Shah (23)
  • Pakistan 150/2 in 17.4 overs
  • F Zaman 8th T20I fifty: 52 runs in 38 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 102 off 73 balls between M Rizwan (57) and F Zaman (40)
  • Pakistan 101/1 in 13.4 overs
  • M Rizwan 14th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 42 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 64/1 in 10.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 43 balls between M Rizwan (27) and F Zaman (20)
  • Referral 1 (8.6 ovs): F Zaman against HK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, HK: 2)
  • Pakistan 52/1 in 7.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 40/1
  • Drinks: Hong Kong 38/8 in 10.0 overs
  • Hong Kong 30/5: K Shah lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 6(10)
  • Referral 1 (7.3 ovs): K Shah against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, HK: 2) (Retained)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Hong Kong 25/3
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Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Worm
PlayerRunsAvg.
Mohammad Rizwan PAK28156.20
Virat Kohli IND27692.00
Ibrahim Zadran AFG19665.33
Bhanuka Rajapaksa SL19147.75
Pathum Nissanka SL17334.60
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PlayerWicketsEco.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND116.05
Wanindu Hasaranga SL97.39
Shadab Khan PAK86.05
Mohammad Nawaz PAK85.89
Haris Rauf PAK87.65
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