PAK vs HK Live Score: Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 78 accompanied by Shadab Khan’s 4-wicket haul powered Pakistan to a massive 155-run win over Hong Kong in the last league stage match of Group A, Asia Cup 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. With this win, Pakistan stormed into the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2022. They will now face India on Sunday in the Super Four stage fixture of the Asia Cup 2022.
The match unfolded with Hong Kong winning the toss & opting to bowl first. Batting first Pakistan got off to a slow start with openers Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam scoring just seven runs in the first two overs. Soon Ehsan Khan got the better of Babar Azam by dismissing him for 8 runs in the third over.
PAK vs HK Live Score: Zaman-Rizwan’s 116-run stand laid the base of a Win
Rizwan then joined the hands with Fakhar Zaman & the duo stitched a stunning stand of 116 runs for the second wicket to help Pakistan recover from an early jolt. The duo adopted the aggressor approach & smashed regular boundaries & sixes to keep the scoreboard ticking for Pakistan. Soon their powering stand was broken with Ehsan dismissing Fakhar Zaman for 53 runs off 41 balls embellished with three fours & two sixes.
Khushdil Shah then joined the party & along with Rizwan scored 64 runs for the third wicket. The duo stayed unbetaten & helped Pakistan to post a decent score of 193-2 in the allotted 20 overs. Rizwan ended unbeaten on 78 off 57 balls with six boundaries and a six. While Khushdil smashed four sixes in the last over to end unbetaten on 35 runs off 15 balls, in an innings embellished with five sixes.
For Hong Kong, only Ehsan Khan could deliver with the ball while others failed to scalp even a single wicket. Ehsan Khan returned with figures of 2 for 28.
Naseem Shah rattled Hong Kong’s top & Middle order
In reply, Hong Kong got off to a disastrous start as they lost both their openers right in the second over of their innings. Naseem Shah gave double blows to Hong Kong by dismissing Nizakat Khan (8) & Hayat (0) one after the other reducing Pakistan to 16-2 after two overs. Pakistani bowlers held their nerves & ensured that Hong Kong batters couldn’t settle on the crease at any point. Shahnawaz Dahani then struck in the 4th over to dismiss Yasim Murtaza, reducing Hong Kong to 19-3.
PAK vs HK Live Score: Shadab- Nawaz ‘s lethal spin outclass Hong Kong for just 38 runs
Wickets were falling like a pack of cards for Hong Kong as Aizaz khan (1), Kinchit Shah (6), and Scott Mckechnie (4) all failed to hit the straps. As a result after seven overs, Hong Kong was reeling at 31-6. There was no comeback for Hong Kong as their middle & lower order collapsed miserably in front of Pakistan’s lethal bowling attack. In the end, Hong Kong was bowled out for 38 in 10.4 overs with Pakistan registering a massive 155 runs win.
First, the pace of Naseem Khan cleaned Hong Kong’s top order, later the spinners rattled their middle & lower. Shadab Khan (4-8) and Mohammad Nawaz (3-5) starred with the ball for Pakistan rattling Hong Kong’s middle & lower order.
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