On the score of 12 runs, Hong Kong struck first when Arshdeep Singh had Yasim Mortaza out caught by Avesh Khan. After this, captain Nizakat Khan was also run out at the hands of Ravindra Jadeja. However, a partnership was definitely formed between Babar Hayat and Kinchit Shah. But Hayat was sent to the pavilion by Ravindra Jadeja by 41 runs.
In the second match of the Asia Cup played in the United Arab Emirates, the Indian team defeated Hong Kong in a one-sided match. The Indian team defeated Hong Kong by 40 runs. Team India opted to bat after losing the toss and posted a challenging score of 192 runs against Hong Kong. Hong Kong needed to score 193 runs to win. But the Hong Kong team could only score 152 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. On the score of 12 runs, Hong Kong struck first when Arshdeep Singh had Yasim Mortaza out caught by Avesh Khan. After this, captain Nizakat Khan was also run out at the hands of Ravindra Jadeja. However, a partnership was definitely formed between Babar Hayat and Kinchit Shah. But Hayat was sent to the pavilion by Ravindra Jadeja by 41 runs. Since then, the Hong Kong team has faltered. Good bowling from India today. Ravindra Jadeja took 1 wicket for just 15 runs in 4 overs. In the Asia Cup, India are on top of Group A with two wins.
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Earlier, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav played a dangerous innings for India and tested the Hong Kong bowlers a lot. The duo put on an unbeaten 98-run partnership for the third wicket, with Suryakumar batting very aggressively, hitting six sixes and as many fours in 26 balls as Kohli’s half-century vanished. Kohli scored a half century after a long time. He hit one four and three sixes in 44 balls during his innings on Wednesday after scoring 35 runs against Pakistan. Suryakumar hit four towering sixes in five balls off Haroon Arshad in the last over as he completed his half-century in just 22 balls. India added 26 runs in this 20th over.
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India got off to a slow start with KL Rahul (36) and captain Rohit Sharma (21) not playing big innings. Rahul, returning from injury, was expected to score well but took 39 balls for 36 runs. He hit two sixes, one of which was a free hit. Captain Rohit was also dismissed in 13 balls with two fours and a six, he was dismissed by Ayush Shukla. Rohit also completed 12,000 runs as an opener in international cricket during this period. Trying to sweep the delivery of Mohammad Ghazanfar, Rahul was caught by the wicketkeeper. The team had lost both these wickets in 13 overs, making the score 94 for two. Then Kohli and Suryakumar came to the field and shared an unbeaten 98 runs off just 42 balls.