Twitter Reacts As Dominant Pakistan Beat Hong Kong To Advance To Super 4s Of Asia Cup 2022

The Match No.6 of the Asia Cup 2022 was performed between Group A groups – Babar Azam-led Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Group and Nizakat Khan-led Hong Kong Nationwide Cricket Group – on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, on Friday, September 2.

Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Group defeated Hong Kong Nationwide Cricket Group by 155 runs of their first-ever T20I assembly to advance to the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup. This was Pakistan’s first T20I victory in 2022. Additionally, the 155-run win over Hong Kong is Pakistan’s largest victory margin in T20I historical past and Hong Kong’s 38/10 towards Pakistan is the bottom T20I rating for a match that includes a Full Member Nation.

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Earlier, Hong Kong Nationwide Cricket Group gained the toss and opted to area first within the do-or-die match towards Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Group. Each the groups made no adjustments to the enjoying XI within the essential sport.

Pakistan had been off to a poor begin within the match as they misplaced the wicket of Babar Azam within the third over itself on the rating of 13. The Pakistan skipper was cleaned up for 9 by senior off-spinner Ehsan Khan, who was the main wicket-taker within the Males’s T20 Asia Cup Qualifier. On the finish of the powerplay, the Males In Inexperienced had been at 40/1.

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In the meantime, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman accomplished the 50-run partnership in 43 balls and the 100-run partnership in 73 balls. Senior off-spinner Ehsan Khan broke the 116-run stand between Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman by dismissing the latter for 53 on the primary ball of the seventeenth over.

Ultimately, Pakistan scored 193/2 with the assistance of Mohammad Rizwan’s nice 78 runs knock and Khushdil Shah’s quickfire 35 runs gorgeous knock. Notably, Hong Kong bowler Aizaz Khan leaked 29 runs within the twentieth over.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Cricket. Picture: ACC

Chasing the goal, Hong Kong had been off to a depressing begin as they had been unable to outlive towards the robust pace-bowling unit of Group Pakistan. Younger pacer Naseem Shah dismissed Babar Hayat and Nizakat Khan whereas Shahnawaz Dahani cleaned up Yasim Murtaza and on the finish of the powerplay HKG had been at 25/3.

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah. Pic Credit: Twitter

The Nizakat Khan and Co. misplaced the subsequent 5 wickets very quickly and so they had been at 38/8 after 10 overs. The Pakistan bowlers saved dominating and so they had been capable of bowl out HKG for 38.

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