Pakistan defeats Hong Kong By 155 Runs

Pakistan defeats Hong Kong By 155 Runs

Pakistan defeats Hong Kong By 155 Runs to reach the Super 4 stage in Asia Cup 2022. Mohammad Rizwan got the man of the match award for his 78 not-out in 57 balls.

Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan knock Hong Kong to a new T20I low. Chasing 194, Hong Kong was bowled out for just 38runs, the lowest total ever against a Full-Member team.

Toss

Early on Hong Kong elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Both teams were unchanged.

Teams

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (capt), Babar Hayat, Yasim Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar

Pakistan Batting

Earlier, in an Asia Cup encounter that was virtually a knockout, Pakistan overcame the early loss of Babar Azam to record a total of 193/2 against Hong Kong.

Ehsan Khan stunned the Pakistani captain in the third over, giving Pakistan’s innings the worst conceivable start. However, Pakistan had a solid foundation to advance their innings thanks to Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman’s 116-run partnership.

Rizwan continued to stay unbeaten at 78 after Zaman was dismissed by Ehsan at 53. Khushdil Shah led Pakistan to 193 runs with an undefeated cameo of 35 off 15 balls.

From the bowling side, Ehsan Khan was the star bowler who picked up 2 wickets for 28 runs in his 4 overs.

Hong Kong Batting

The skill of Pakistan’s bowlers then proved to be too much for Hong Kong, as none of its batters reached double digits. Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani set the tone with their fast-paced deliveries.

Shah got two wickets in his second over and Dahani also got one wicket in his second over. After powerplay, it’s all about spin bowling.

Pakistan defeats Hong Kong By 155 Runs
Pakistan defeats Hong Kong By 155 Runs

Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz combined got seven wickets in just 4.4 overs to secure Pakistan’s largest T20I victory. This was also Hong Kong’s lowest total.

Also, read that Virat Kohli praised Pakistani skipper Babar Azam

Scorecard

Pakistan Innings

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † not out 78 57 6 1 136.84
Babar Azam (c) c & b Ehsan Khan 9 8 1 0 112.5
Fakhar Zaman c Aizaz Khan b Ehsan Khan 53 41 3 2 129.26
Khushdil Shah not out 35 15 0 5 233.33
Extras (nb 1, w 17) 18
TOTAL 20 Overs (RR: 9.65) 193/2

Did not bat: Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Babar Azam, 2.5 Overs), 2-129 (Fakhar Zaman, 16.1 Overs)

Hong Kong Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Haroon Arshad 2 0 14 0 7
Ayush Shukla 3 0 33 0 11
Ehsan Khan 4 0 28 2 7
Aizaz Khan 3 0 44 0 14.66
Yasim Murtaza 4 0 36 0 9
Mohammad Ghazanfar 4 0 38 0 9.5

Hong Kong Innings (Target: 194 runs from 20 overs)

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Nizakat Khan (c) c Asif Ali b Naseem Shah 8 13 1 0 61.53
Yasim Murtaza c Khushdil Shah b Shahnawaz Dahani 2 7 0 0 28.57
Babar Hayat b Naseem Shah 0 4 0 0 0
Kinchit Shah lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 6 10 1 0 60
Aizaz Khan b Shadab Khan 1 6 0 0 16.66
Scott McKechnie † b Mohammad Nawaz 4 6 0 0 66.66
Zeeshan Ali c Iftikhar Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 3 5 0 0 60
Haroon Arshad b Shadab Khan 3 4 0 0 75
Ehsan Khan not out 0 1 0 0 0
Ayush Shukla b Shadab Khan 1 5 0 0 20
Mohammad Ghazanfar lbw b Shadab Khan 0 3 0 0 0
Extras (lb 2, w 8) 10
TOTAL 10.4 Overs (RR: 3.56) 38

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Nizakat Khan, 2.1 Overs), 2-16 (Babar Hayat, 2.5 Overs), 3-19 (Yasim Murtaza, 4.5 Overs), 4-25 (Aizaz Khan, 6.2 Overs), 5-30 (Kinchit Shah, 7.3 Overs), 6-31 (Scott McKechnie, 7.5 Overs), 7-36 (Haroon Arshad, 8.6 Overs), 8-36 (Zeeshan Ali, 9.1 Overs), 9-38 (Ayush Shukla, 10.1 Overs), 10-38 (Mohammad Ghazanfar, 10.4 Overs)

Pakistan Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Naseem Shah 2 0 7 2 3.5
Shahnawaz Dahani 2 1 7 1 3.5
Iftikhar Ahmed 1 0 3 0 3
Haris Rauf 1 0 6 0 6
Shadab Khan 2.4 0 8 4 3
Mohammad Nawaz 2 0 5 3 2.5

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