PAK beat HK by 8 wickets | Hong Kong vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score 2nd ODI Match

Asia Cup, 2018

Date: Sep 16, 2018 Start Time: 17:00 IST | 11:30 GMT | 15:30 Local
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
HK
116/10 Overs: 37.1
PAK
120/2 Overs: 23.4
Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score - 2nd ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 23.4 PAK: 120/2

Game 2 done and dusted. Cannot really say we have made the most of our weekend, can we? But Monday's match promises to be a cracker. It is a do-or-die game for Sri Lanka as they take on Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi at 1530 local (1130 GMT). Do join us. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

23.4 4

FOUR! PAKISTAN WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND 158 BALLS TO SPARE! A short ball, around off, probably rises a shade but no issues for Malik as he pulls it with authority over mid-wicket to end the game. It has barely lasted 60 overs.

23.3 1

MAIDEN ODI FIFTY FOR IMAM! This is the 5th time in ODI cricket that he has reached 50 but the previous four have seen him convert those into triple figures. A simple nudge through square leg to reach that small milestone. Scores are level now.

23.2 0

Could have had his half century there. Outside off, Imam guides it slightly away from backward point and sets off for a single but Malik sends him back.

23.1 1

Outside off, tapped towards point for a single. Can Imam finish this off?

End of Over : 23 10 Runs PAK: 114/2
22.6 4

FOUR! Up and over. Good use of the feet. Dances down, gets to the pitch of the flighted delivery and thumps it over mid on. Two bounces and into the fence. Moves to 49. Pakistan need 3 to win.

22.5 0

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

22.4 1

A short ball again, worked wide of mid-wicket for a run.

22.3 0

That's hit the batsman on his pads.

22.3 1

WIDE. Down the leg side, Malik lets it go.

22.2 3

The quicker delivery now, but down the leg side. Nudged away past short fine leg and it is a bit of a teaser as the fielder jogs after it. Manages to pull it back inside the ropes and three runs are taken. 9 to win now.

22.1 1

On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 22 9 Runs PAK: 104/2
21.6 1

Works this down the leg side for a run.

21.5 0

On middle, flicked towards square leg.

21.4 0

A bouncer on middle, Malik ducks.

Summary

The second match of Asia Cup 2018 will see Pakistan competing with Hong Kong, on September 16. It will be an easy outing for Pakistan who would be looking for the perfect combination before their important clash against India, a few days later. As for Hong Kong, they would bring everything on the table to defeat the strong Pakistani team.

 

Pakistan has had experienced shock defeats by relatively weaker teams, in the past. Who can forget their embarrassing loss against Ireland in ICC World Cup 2007?

 

As for Hong Kong, the team has qualified after winning the 2018 Asia Cup qualifiers tournament. They defeated UAE in the finals to book their place in the multination tournament. They would be looking to stage an upset in the tournament when they take on Pakistan in their campaign opener.

 

Both Hong Kong and Pakistan would be looking nothing less than a win. For Hong Kong, it would be a little more than an improbable task to defeat the in-form Pakistani team.

 

However, given how Pakistan has faltered in crucial situations in the past, they can fancy a slim chance. On the other hand, Pakistan would not want to be embarrassed by a team which didn’t even had an ODI status before the tournament began.

 

Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Imam ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Afridi.

 

Hong Kong Squad: Anshuman Rath (c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.

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