Shadab Khan showed spin magic. Mohammad Nawaz poisoned his bowling ball. Hong Kong was bowled out for 38 runs by the two of them. Pakistan reached the Super Four of the Asia Cup after winning by a huge margin of 155 runs.
They could not overcome the batting disaster that Hong Kong fell into at the beginning. No batsman could touch double figures. All remained in single digits. Ehsan collapsed for 38 runs in 10.4 overs. Opener Nizakat Khan scored a personal maximum of 8 runs for the team.
Shadab Khan took 4 wickets alone for Pakistan. Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets. Naseem Shah took two wickets and Shahnawaz Dahani took one.
Khushdil Shah played a stormy innings after Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman’s fifties. Pakistan made a challenging collection of 193 runs by losing 2 wickets due to the batting prowess of the trio.
However, at the beginning of the innings, Hong Kong showed glimpses with the ball in hand. Pakistan captain Babar Azam was brought back by Ehsan Khan for a personal 9 run breakthrough. Pakistan’s team score was only 13 then.
However, Mohammad Rizwan continued the batting battle at one end of the crease. Deal with danger. The star opener missed the century despite batting fast. He played an unbeaten 78* run from 57 balls and scored a cricketing innings. There were 6 boundaries and a six in this excellent innings.
Fakhl Zaman accompanied Rizwan on his batting journey. He also collected fifty in great batting. Departed after spending 41 balls adding 53 runs to the team score. Fakhar completed his extraordinary innings with 3 boundaries and a six. In the end, Rizwan and Fakhar’s eye-catching 116-run partnership for the second wicket stopped at 116 runs off 81 balls.
But Khushdil Shah played a stormy innings at the end. He gave a storm of sixes. He gave a destructive innings of 35* runs off 15 balls. In which there were 5 over boundaries. If you don’t get 30 runs from the sixes, the team’s capital would be even smaller. Ehsan Khan took two wickets in Hong Kong jersey.