Sharjah: Chasing a target of 194 runs in the sixth match of the Asia Cup T20, the entire team of Hong Kong was bowled out for 38 runs in 10.4 overs while Pakistan won by 155 runs.
Shadab Khan dismissed four players while Mohammad Nawaz hunted three players.
Pakistani fast bowler Naseem Shah started by dismissing two players, after which Shahnawaz Dhani dismissed one player. After the first three players were out, Hong Kong’s batting line-up faltered and continued to get out at regular intervals.
Pakistan has won by the most runs in T20. The national team has reached the Super Four stage after which they will face India again on Sunday, September 4.
Wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 78 runs while batting brilliantly while Khushdal Shah hit four sixes in the last over to bring the team’s score to 193 runs.
7️⃣7️⃣ runs in the last five overs 💥
Death overs surge takes Pakistan to 193-2 👏 #AsiaCup2022 | #PAKvHK pic.twitter.com/s048IEQwoK
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 2, 2022
Pakistan made 77 in the last five overs while Hong Kong fast bowler Aizaz Khan gave 29 runs in the last over of the match.
In the beginning of the match, the captain Babar Azam returned to the pavilion after scoring 9 runs. A partnership of 116 runs was established between Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman, after which Fakhar Zaman was dismissed for 53 runs.
The match between the two teams is being played in Sharjah, the winning team will qualify for the Super Four stage while the losing team will be eliminated from the event.
Captain Babar Azam, Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Vice Captain Shadab Khan, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dhani.
Captain Nazakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Yaseem Murtaza, Kunchat Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McCutchen Shah, Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ahsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar.