Dubai: Usman Khan took 3 wickets sooner than opener Imam-ul-Haq hit an unbeaten fifty as Pakistan notched up a dominating eight-wicket win over minnows Hong Kong in a bunch A fit of the Asia Cup ODI event on Sunday.Electing to bat, Hong Kong folded for a paltry 116 in 37.1 overs, courtesy Usman’s three for 19 and two-wicket hauls by means of Shadab Khan (2/31) and Hasan Ali (2/19). Pakistan then returned to overtake the objective, scoring 120 for two in 23.four overs, constructed basically round opener Imam’s 69-ball unbeaten 50 that was once laced with 3 fours and a six.
Chasing 117 to win, Pakistan made a excellent get started with Imam and Fakhar Zaman sharing a 41-run partnership in Eight overs for the outlet wicket. Pakistan misplaced their first wicket when Fakhar was once stuck by means of McKechnie off Ehsan Khan’s ball within the ninth over. Imam and new guy Babar then added 52 runs to take the staff with reference to the objective.
Babar hit 3 fours and a six in his 36-ball 33 sooner than being stuck in the back of by means of Mckechnie for Ehsan’s 2d wicket. Shoaib Malik (9) hit the successful runs, blasting Aizaz for a boundary within the 24th over.
Previous, Kinchit Shah (26) and Aizaz Khan (27) had been the top-scorer for Hong Kong, whilst skipper Anshuman Rath contributed 19 as they discovered it tricky to barter the top of the range bowling from Pakistan. Electing to bat, Hong Kong could not post a resistance, shedding wickets at common durations to finally end up with a lowly rating.
It began with a run-out as Nizakat Khan (13) walked again to the pavilion after failing to make flooring with Shadab Khan knocking the stumps off from level within the fifth over.
Skipper Anshuman Rath (19) was once the following to head when he was once stuck in the back of by means of wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed off Faheem Ashraf as Hong Kong slipped to 32 for two within the 9th over.
Hasan Ali then were given into motion, taking away Christopher Carter (2) affordably within the 14th over. Having a look to chip it over additional quilt, Carter ended up giving a very easy catch to Imam-ul-Haq as Hong Kong misplaced their 3rd wicket.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan then struck two times in 3 balls – brushing aside Babar Hayat (7) and Ehsan Khan (0) – as Hong Kong misplaced part their facet in 16.three overs.
Hayat could not select up Shadab’s googly and was once stumped by means of Sarfraz. One ball later, any other googly earned Shadab a wicket as Ehsan was once trapped infront of wicket.
Shah and Khan then shared a the most important 53-run partnership for the 6th wicket to take Hong Kong with reference to the 100-mark.
Within the 31st over, Usman Khan picked up 3 wickets in 5 deliveries, taking away Aizaz, SS Mckechnie (0) and Tanwir Afzal (0), to additional cut back Hong Kong to 97 for 8.
Final specialist batsman Kinchit too was once again within the hut after he hit a supply from Hasan Ali directly to to Shadab at backward level. Ehsan Nawaz (9) and Nadeem Ahmed then took Hong Kong around the 100-mark sooner than the previous was once runout as Hong Kong was once bundled out for 116.
First Revealed: September 16, 2018, 10:47 PM IST