Hong Kong’s innings comes to an end and it ended on a rather disappointing note. The Pakistani bowlers produced an amazing performance and did not give a single chance to HKG batsmen to gain some momentum in the match.
Medium-fast bowler Usman Khan, who bowled his previous six without getting any wicket, claimed three wickets in his seventh over to make things even worse for Hong Kong. First to go was Aizaz Khan, who tried to defend the ball that pitched on a back of a length in the channel outside off-stump, seamed sharply back in and found a hole in his defence to knock the off stump.
Khan got the wickets of Scott McKechnie and Tanwir Afzal in successive deliveries of the same over.
Aizaz Khan (27) and Kinchit Shah (26) had a decent partnership of 53 runs before getting out. Khan was also the highest run-getter for Hong Kong.
Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali also chipped in with 2 wickets each, while Faheem Ashraf picked up one wicket.
Hong Kong have set a target of 117 runs for the men in green, which should not be difficult for them to achieve.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar