Asia Cup: Pakistan needs 116 runs to chase Hong Kong target
DUBAI (92 News) – Pakistani team require 116 runs with 10 wickets in 50 over for winning the match against Hong Kong in the second match of Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai.
Pakistani bowlers shine as Hong Kong bowled out for 116 runs on Sunday. Hong Kong won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the second match of Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai.
Usman Shinwari (3/19), Hasan Ali (2/19) and Shadab Khan (2/31) bagged seven wickets between them as Pakistan restricted Hong Kong to 116 in their first match of the Asia Cup at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE.
Aizaz Khan (27) and Kitchit Shah (26) top scored for Hong Kong and build a fifty-run partnership but Pakistani blowers were simple too good to handle for the Aisan side.
This is Hong Kong’s lowest total against Pakistan. Mohammad Amir looked rusty and out of rhythm as he failed to get a single wicket in his 7 over.
The match has been started at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 4:30.
Pakistan had won the Asia Cup title in 2012. In 2016, team could not qualify for final however, this time, captain of Pakistan cricket team Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed hopes for victory in Asia Cup 2108.
On the other hand, Hong Kong has qualified for Asia Cup 2018 after a period of ten years. A day earlier, in the opening match in Dubai, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari
Anshuman Rath (c), Scott McKechnie (wk), Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Aizaz Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Ehsan Nawaz, Nadeem Ahmed.