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Match 4 | 18 September, 2018 | Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

259 / 8 Overs50.0 R/R5.18 Fours19 Sixes6 Extras13

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Tanwir Afzal 12 10 1 1
Ehsan Nawaz 2 3 0 0
  • That is all from this game! Now all our attentions will be turned, if it was not already, towards the big, no wait, the HUGE game. India against Pakistan, the match which will decide who finishes Group A on top. The match starts at 1530 Local (1130 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.
  • Man of the Match, Shikhar Dhawan, says that he was doing his process and believed in himself. Mentions that he was not taking extra risks and was playing on the merit of the ball. Credits one of the Hong Kong bowlers for bowling in the right areas on a slow pitch.
  • India skipper, Rohit Sharma, says that there were a lot of things that didn't go to plan but winning the game was the most important thing. Mentions that they made a lot of mistakes and there are no excuses for that. States that his boys have done the job earlier and he backs them. Adds that a couple of players showed a lot of character when it was needed. Opines that it was a great learning curve for them. Stresses the fact that they will be put under pressure but how they respond to it is what matters. Praises Dhawan for coming back strongly after a tough tour for England and also admires the way Rayudu played in his comeback game. Is all praises for the debutant, Khaleel Ahmed. Adds that he didn't start of well but did extremely well to fight back. Ends by saying that hopefully his boys will be fresh for the big game tomorrow.
  • Hong Kong skipper, Anshuman Rath, says that they are proud of the way they played but it is a bittersweet feeling. Adds that they were in a position to win this game and are disappointed with the final result. Mentions that they lost their way in the middle overs and that cost them. States that they wanted to play freely in this tournament and he is proud that his boys have done so. Adds that it would have been great if they had rolled the best team in the world over. Praises Nizakat Khan for his brilliant knock upfront and also Kinchit Shah for his terrific display with both ball and bat. Gives the credit to Shikhar Dhawan for playing a superb knock. Ends by saying that with Rayudu also batting well, 350 was on the cards for India but is happy this his bowlers were on the money at the fag end to restrict them to much less.
  • Earlier in the day, India, after being inserted, were going great guns, courtesy a 116-run stand between Rayudu and Dhawan. The latter got to a brilliant ton and when he was out there, India looked like crossing 300. However, a good fight back towards the fag end by the Hong Kong bowlers, especially, Kinchit Shah managed to keep the Men in Blue below 300 but that too proved to be enough.
  • However, today was a prime example of how important fitness is in modern day cricket. As the overs went on, Nizakat Khan started to tire out. He found it difficult to score and that built pressure. The run rate kept on building and a wicket was around the corner and that is exactly what happened. Kuldeep got the first and that opened the floodgates. It was all India after that as Khaleel the debutant then showed what he is capable of. He got rid of Nizakat who missed out on a well-deserved ton. He finished with a three-fer along with Chahal who ran through the middle order. He too ended with three wickets to his name. Thakur had a day to forget as he was taken for a plenty. However, Kedar Jadhav made up for him with a very economical spell. Kumar too did not have a great day at the office.
  • Chasing an above par total of 286, the Hong Kong openers came out all guns blazing. They took the attack to the Indian pacers and scored freely against them. They also tackled the spin twins really well. Yes, they did not score at the same rate against them as they did against the pacers but they were surely keeping the score board moving. Nizakat Khan mainly, he was the aggressor as he got to his half ton in no time. The skipper played as the perfect foil to him as he also got to his half ton. The two added Hong Kong's highest partnership in ODI cricket and at that time they were well in the game.
  • So, it all ends how everyone thought it would with India winning their first game and knocking Hong Kong out of the 2018 Asia Cup. However, credit has to be given to them for the fight they have shown in this game. Especially after their outing against Pakistan, I do not think a lot people would have thought they would have fought this hard, against a team which probably a lot people felt was a tougher test.
  • 49.6A beauty to end the game! India can now afford to smile as they have come out victorious. A yorker just around off, Afzal tries to jam it out but is beaten. INDIA WIN BY 26 RUNS!
  • 49.5Good length around off, it is guided towards point for a run.
  • 49.4Bringing all his variations into play here. Bowls the bumper outside off. Nawaz swings but misses.
  • 49.3Another yorker on middle, Afzal hits it towards cover for a run.
  • 49.2Very full on off, it is jammed out towards covers for a run. So that probably seals the deal for India, if it was not earlier.
  • 49.1OUT! In the air... taken by the bowler himself! What a debut for this lad. A well-disguised slower ball. Khan is completely foxed as he is way too early into the shot. He only manages to lob it up in the air towards the right of the pitch. Khaleel runs towards it and takes it. His third so far. Ehsan Nawaz is the next man in.
  • 48.6FOUR! So 5 maximums is what Hong Kong need in the last over. Do they have a Yuvraj or a Gibbs in them? Kumar dishes out a full toss and the batsman hits it through mid off for a boundary. 256/7
  • 48.5A full toss on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 48.4A yorker, the batsman tries to jam it out but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket for a leg bye.
  • 48.3Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 48.2A very full ball on the pads, the batsman tries to flick, misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye. Well, the umpire felt there was an inside edge and it has been given as a run.
  • 48.1Once again dances down the track but misses to connect. He wanted the umpire to call it a wide but the umpire does not.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 47.6Cramps the batsman for room as he bowls it on his body. The batter tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 37 in 12 needed. A miracle needed for Hong Kong. 249/7
  • 47.5Very full on the stumps, EK hits it down to long on for a run.
  • 47.4Another slower ball, another hoick, another miss.
  • 47.3Dances down the track and swings to the delivery outside off but misses.
  • 47.2Goes for the yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. Afzal hits it towards cover for a run.
  • 47.1Hits it straight over the bowler's head. No timing on that one and a run is taken.
  • 46.6SIX! Not a great end to his spell but he would be happy with his day at the office. He finishes with figures of 10-2-42-2. Yadav flights this ball around middle, Afzal clears his front leg and goes downtown, over the fence. 246/7
  • 46.5The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 46.4The wrong 'un and the batsman with the turn plays it to point.
  • Tanwir Afzal comes in next.
  • 46.3OUT! STUMPED! 50th ODI wicket for Kuldeep Yadav! He becomes the second fastest spinner to get to that milestone. Just behind Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka. McKechnie had no other option but to go for it and perishes in an attempt to do so. He steps out and swings wildly. Does not pick the googly and the ball beats the bat by a month. Dhoni behind, collects it and whips the bails off.
  • 46.2FOUR! This is what they need to play if they are to come close to the target. The reverse sweep and it has been played well. Over point and into the fence.
  • 46.1Welcomes him into the attack with a sweep towards short fine leg for a run. 50 more needed in 23.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to bowl out.
  • 45.6A wild swing but only connects with thin air. 235/6
  • 45.5Slower ball, the batsman tries to play it towards third man with soft hands but plays it too close to the keeper.
  • 45.4Full on the stumps, worked around the corner for a run.
  • 45.3OUCH! That would have hurt! On the shorter side, EK goes for the pull but gets an inside edge onto the body. The ball rolls on the off side. The batsmen try to steal a run as the bowler has a shy at his end but misses. A run added to the scorecard.
  • 45.2Excellent fielding there by Jadhav! Khaleel bowls a yorker around off, Khan jams it out towards third man. Kedar there makes good ground to his left, dives and saves a couple for his side.
  • 45.1From around the wicket, lands it on a length around off, the batsman defends it out.
  • Khaleel Ahmed is back for a final burst.
  • 44.6Tossed up ball outside leg stump, Ehsan clears his front leg and tucks it towards square leg for a run. 2 wickets and 3 runs from the over. Chahal finishes with figures of 10-0-46-3. Well done, lad! 230/6
  • 44.5Leans ahead to this one and works it around the corner for a run.
  • Scott McKechnie is the new man in.
  • 44.4OUT! Chahal gets a 3-fer! India have almost shut the doors on their opposition now. Chahal slips in the googly around off. Aizaz Khan comes forward to defend it but perhaps doesn't pick the wrong one. Ends up missing it and is hit flush in front of the wickets. Yuzvendra rises up in an appeal and up goes the umpire's finger. 58 needed from 32 but it is unlikely that the Men in Red are going to get these.
  • 44.3Floated around off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Aizaz Khan strides out to bat.
  • 44.2OUT! The pressure of not being in these kind of tough situations against top teams is taking its toll on Hong Kong! Chahal tosses this one up well outside off. Shah tries to go over extra cover but ends up getting it off the outer half towards point. Dhawan stationed there takes a few steps back and pouches it safely. He does his favored thigh slap after that.
  • 44.1A quick googly outside off, spinning away. Shah tries to hit over the off side but misses.
  • 43.6A couple to end! So only 7 from it. Not enough at the moment. Khan takes a few steps down the track and hits it through covers for a brace. 227/4
  • 43.5Once again no intent shown here as it is played with soft hands towards point for a run.
  • 43.4Well there seems to be no urgency of taking a risk as this ball is guided down to third man for a run.
  • 43.3Outside off, slashed through covers for a run. A big hit is needed in this over. Can't be content with singles.
  • 43.2Back of a length on middle, the batsman works it towards mid-wicket for another single. This is now Hong Kong's highest score batting second, they still need a lot more though.
  • 43.1Slower ball outside off, Shah tries to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for a run.
  • 42.6No, just a run as Shah guides it towards point and scampers through. Good over though for Hong Kong, they need a few more like these. 220/4
  • 42.5Shah strokes this ball back to the bowler. 12 from the over and one ball to go. Can they make it an 18 run over?
  • 42.4Runs again! This is turning out to be a good over! This is down the leg side, Khan goes for the sweep. It brushes his glove and goes fine down the leg side for three.
  • 42.3Another good shot! This is floated up outside off, Khan goes inside out over covers. Kumar from sweeper cover and Thakur from long off are after it. Kumar leaves it for the latter who just about manages to flick it back before it crosses the ropes. The batsmen take two.
  • 42.2The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
  • 42.1SIX! BANG! Just what they needed, a boundary off the first ball! What a shot! Shah goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence.
  • 41.6On the pads, it is clipped towards square leg. The batsmen set off for a run, both are ball watching and collide. Luckily no harm done as they make it in safely. 207/4
  • 41.6Slower ball but way outside off, wide given.
  • 41.5Gets a run this time but India won't mind at all! Khan guides this down to third man and gets to the other end.
  • 41.4Another dot! Kumar bowls it around off, Khan pushes it towards covers.
  • 41.3A back foot defense now! He seems to be playing himself in, maybe trying to take it deep.
  • 41.2Around off, Khan shuffles across and works it towards mid-wicket.
  • 41.1Length again around off, the batsman pushes it through covers for a run.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.
  • 40.6Crisply driven through covers for a run. Singles won't win Hong Kong the game. 203/4
  • 40.5Slow and short, turning away. Khan slaps it through covers and takes a run.
  • 40.4It has been eased through covers for a run.
  • 40.3Comes out and straightaway goes for the sweep. Connects well through square leg for a run.
  • Ehsan Khan strides out to the middle.
  • 40.2OUT! Another one bites the dust! Chahal gets his first! He tosses this up outside off, the ball pitches and turns away. Hayat tries to go inside out over covers but the ball kisses the outside edge and Dhoni behind the stumps does the rest. He starts appealing but even before the umpire could raise his finger, Hayat starts walking.
  • 40.1Flighted ball on off, the batsman eases it down to long off for a run.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.
  • 39.6SIX! This time he does stand and deliver! Brute of a shot that! On a length around off, Hayat stands tall and slams it over the long off fence for a biggie. Spoils what was a terrific over. 88 more needed in 60 balls. 198/3
  • 39.5On a length again around off, guided to point.
  • 39.4Stand and deliver! That is exactly what Hayat is trying to do but is not succeeding. Full and on middle, Hayat swings but finds mid on.
  • 39.3Almost another one! Length ball outside off, Hayat, away from his body tries to guide it down to third man but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 39.2Off the mark with a drive through the off side for a run.
  • Kinchit Shah is the new man in.
  • 39.1OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! One brings two and that is just the case here for Khaleel. Isn't he a delighted man! Lovely bowling from him, he comes running in and lands it on a length around off. The ball straightens a touch after pitching. Carter tries to guide it down to third man but ends up guiding it into the mitts of the keeper.
  • 38.6The googly and it is nicely played. Eased down to long off for a run. 8 from the over. 191/2
  • 38.5Gives it air again outside off, Hayat once again uses his feet and strokes it down to long off for a run.
  • 38.4SIX! BOOM! That is one way to release the pressure. Top shot! Hayat uses his feet and this time gets to the pitch of the ball. Tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie. 97 more needed in 68.
  • 38.3The googly from outside leg stump. Hayat tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Three dots, they can't afford this now.
  • 38.2Uses his feet and does not get to the pitch of the ball. Hayat keeps it out.
  • 38.1Floats it up on off, Hayat has no clue which way the ball is turning. He tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 37.6The slower ball, Carter with soft hands tries to guide it down to third man but hits it too close to the keeper who stops it. 183/2
  • 37.5Tries the same thing again but Khaleel shortens his length. Hayat tries to pull but the ball goes off the bottom half towards mid off for a run.
  • 37.4FOUR! Top shot! This should get him going. Gives the bowler the charge. Converts the ball into a half-volley and strokes it through extra cover for a boundary. They need a few more.
  • 37.3On the stumps, kept out. Yet to get off the mark is Hayat.
  • 37.2On the shorter side and outside off, Carter tries to cut but misses.
  • 37.1Good length around off, Carter guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 36.6On the shorter side of things, pulled down to long on for a run. India have tightened the screws now. 2 from this one. Only 3 from the last 3 overs and 2 wickets for them as well. 177/2
  • 36.5On a flatter trajectory, skidding after landing. Christopher camps back and blocks it.
  • 36.4The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 36.3The wrong one outside off, Carter reads it off the pitch and cuts it towards point.
  • 36.2Slower through the air, kept out watchfully.
  • 36.1Leg bye! Tossed up delivery around off. Hayat comes down the track but is not sure which way the ball is spinning. Ends up getting beaten and the ball kisses his pads to roll to the leg side. A run is stolen.
  • 35.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. End of a brilliant over from Ahmed. A run and a wicket from it. 175/2
  • 35.5Another appeal but turned down! Length ball again around off, Carter tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Christopher Carter strides out to the middle.
  • 35.4OUT! No inside edge and Nizakat has to take the long walk back. First ODI wicket for Khaleel and now both the set batsmen are back in the hut. Exactly what India needed, two wickets in quick succession. Khaleel angles this one in from outside off. Nizakat walks across and tries to flick but misses to get hit around the knee roll. The bowler appeals, he falls over while appealing but stands up to see the umpire give it out. Khan reviews it. Time for the replays and they show it is plumb. He walks back by getting dismissed in the nervous 90s, for the third time in his career and probably you can now say the match is slipping away from Hong Kong.
  • Nizakat Khan is a goner! He has been given out LBW, he has reviewed it but it looks plumb. Only an inside edge can save him.
  • 35.3Three dots now! Suddenly the tide is changing towards India. On a length around off, NK defends it to point.
  • 35.2Around off, Khan guides it to point.
  • 35.1On off, Khan defends it.
  • 35.1WIDE! Goes around the wicket and bowls it down the leg side. The umpire has wided it.
  • 34.6A little too full this time and Hayat drives it to covers. End of a wicket maiden. Lovely stuff from Kuldeep. 174/1
  • 34.5AND AGAIN! Another googly, Hayat fails to pick it and is beaten as he tries to defend it.
  • 34.4BEATEN AGAIN! Loopy googly on off, Hayat prods forward and tries to block but once again is beaten by the away turn.
  • 34.3BEATEN! Lovely stuff! Tossed it up around off, it is the googly, Hayat lunges and tries to block it out but is beaten.
  • 34.2Bowled slightly shorter on middle, Hayat defends it.
  • Babar Hayat is the new man in.
  • 34.1OUT! The change of bowling has done the trick. India have finally broken through. Exactly what India needed, exactly what Rohit Sharma needed. Kuldeep is the man. He has broken the 174-run stand. He tosses this up on off, Anshuman plays the cover drive but fails to keep it down. It goes into the hands of the skipper, Rohit Sharma who takes it. Rath punches his bat in disgust as he now knows this could probably open the floodgates. 112 more needed.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his 7th over.
  • 33.6A dot but 7 from it! Just the amount of runs they need every over. On a length and around off, guided towards point. 174/0
  • 33.5Another single! Smart from the two. Rath this time plays it with an angled bat to third man for a run.
  • 33.4Now does the sensible thing by guiding it down to third man and taking a run. Singles will do in this over.
  • 33.3FOUR! SLAPPED! Highest partnership for Hong Kong and Nizakat is into the 90s with that boundary. Width on offer outside off, Khan slashes at it. It flies over point and into the fence.
  • 33.2Good pace there! On a length around off, it pitches and skids through. Nizakat tries to keep it out but the ball sneaks through even before his bat could come down.
  • 33.1Attacks the stumps straightaway. Rath works it around the corner on the leg side and gets to the other end.
  • Khaleel Ahmed is brought back on. They are trying everything now. Can the debutant deliver?
  • Time for Drinks! 17 overs to go and Hong Kong need another 119. Game on here! They have 10 wickets in hand and one would feel they are favourites. But due to lack of experience in their squad, you can say it is 50-50. It is all about Hong Kong keeping their nerve. Can they do so or do India have different ideas? We will find out after the break.
  • 32.6Well bowled! Probably this is the line they should be bowling to Khan! Slower through the air outside off, it pitches and turns away. Nizakat tries to force it through the off side but misses. 167/0
  • 32.5On the shorter side, Rath goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a run.
  • 32.4NOT OUT! Anshuman is in! Chahal tosses this up on middle, it turns away. Nizakat tries to drive but gets an outside edge towards short third man. The batsmen go for a run. Kuldeep scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The players appeal and it has been taken upstairs. Replays roll in and they show Rath has made it in with a dive. Yes, his bat did come out of his hand but that after he came inside the crease.
  • A direct hit and is Rath short? Well, he seems to be relaxed but you never know with direct hits.
  • 32.3With the turn he works it towards square leg for a run.
  • 32.2Uses his feet but Chahal shortens the length. Anshuman blocks it.
  • 32.1Tosses this up on off, AR defends it.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is brought back on.
  • 31.6Just a single to end it! So a good comeback from the bowler. Just 7 from the over despite going for a biggie on the first ball. Rath punches it through covers and takes a run. 164/0
  • 31.5On the shorter side again but it is fired in on the pads. Rath goes for the pull but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 31.4No runs again! This is turning out to be a good comeback by Jadhav after going for a biggie on the first ball. He bowls it on the stumps, Rath keeps it out.
  • 31.3Another dot! This is what they cannot do, a biggie on the first ball, they should now try and rotate strike. Jadhav attacks the stumps, Rath pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 31.2A dot! Short and outside off, quicker this time. Anshuman cuts it to point.
  • 31.1SIX! Ideal start to the over! 13 from the last over and now maximum to begin this one. Short and on middle, Rath has all the time in the world, to go back, pick his spot and send it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 30.6Another one on the pads, Rath this time flicks it to mid-wicket and retains strike. 13 from the over, an expensive one from Shardul and Rohit Sharma will not be happy about that. 157/0
  • 30.5FOUR! Poor ball and dispatched! Thakur is not having a good day today. He errs in line and bowls it on the pads. Rath is too good a player to miss out. He flicks it fine down the leg side and the ball races away. Second boundary in 3 balls.
  • 30.4Smart batting! He got a boundary on the last delivery and now, with soft hands, nudges it around the corner for a run.
  • 30.3FOUR! So intentions are now clear from Khan. He is now going after the bowlers. Takes his front leg out of the way and tries to smack it down the ground. However, the ball takes the outside edge and goes through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Hong Kong won't mind how they come as long as they come.
  • 30.2Fuller outside off, it is stroked through covers for a run.
  • 30.1Straightaway looks to go after Shardul. Does not want to let him settle. Rath tries to flick it but mistimes it towards square leg for a brace.
  • Shardul Thakur is back into the attack.
  • 29.6Fullish on off, Khan works it to mid on. 144/0
  • 29.5In the air... but safe! You can see Nizakat now feeling the pressure. He tries to go big by coming down the track but only manages to get an outside edge. The ball balloons towards short third man where Khaleel runs forward but the ball lands just in front of him. He makes a half-stop and the batsmen run two. This is now the second highest partnership for Hong Kong for any wicket. What a time to register this record, in a do-or-die game and this stand has now given them hope of going all the way in this game.
  • 29.4Makes room and Kedar follows him. Khan hits it hard back to the bowler. Two dots in a row now.
  • 29.3The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 29.2On the shorter side outside off, Rath slaps it through covers for a run.
  • 29.1Just over! On the shorter side, Anshuman goes back and pulls it, not right off the middle but has enough to clear short mid-wicket and the batsmen run two.
  • 28.6Fuller on off, driven to mid off. A dot to end the over. 139/0
  • 28.5The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single
  • 28.4BEATEN! Good change in pace there. It was the slower ball around off, Rath tries to guide it down to third man but gets beaten.
  • 28.3Back of a length on off, the batsman stands tall and keeps it out.
  • 28.2Good running! The boundaries are hard to come by so running between the wickets is very important. It also brings the half century up of the Hong Kong skipper. His 7th in this format. He has played second fiddle and constructed his innings really well. He needs to continue in the same manner and make this knock count. He uses his wrists and tucks this through backward square leg. Runs the first one hard, goes for the second and completes it with ease.
  • 28.1Angles this into the batsman and it is slightly short. The batsman works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on. He needs to continue the good work from the spinners. He was not that impressive in the first spell. Time to bounce back.
  • 27.6Flatter and quicker outside off, Rath cuts it to point. Just 5 from the last 3 overs and Hong Kong need another 151 from 132 balls. This is where the team with not a lot of experience starts to panic. How will they plan their chase? 135/0
  • 27.5On the pads, Khan works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 27.4A yorker and Nizakat jams it out to mid-wicket. Something has to give here, Nizakat is struggling to score runs here, with the run rate increasing, a big shot is around the corner.
  • 27.3On the stumps, kept out.
  • 27.2Flatter and around off, Rath punches it through covers for a run.
  • 27.1This is very good bowling by Jadhav, he has hardly bowled any loose deliveries. He floats it up on off, Anshuman defends it out.
  • 26.6The batsman has driven it through mid off. Another dot and end of another tight over. The gap between bat and ball increasing now. 133/0
  • 26.5Almost plays it on! Change of pace from Kuldeep, he bowls it very fast and very full outside off. Khan tries to drive it through the off side but gets an inside edge which just about kisses the off pole, hits Dhoni's pad and goes towards short fine leg.
  • 26.4Nizakat now is struggling to score. The wrong 'un on off, Khan lunges and blocks it out.
  • 26.3Slightly shorter on off, Anshuman goes back and punches it with the turn through covers for a run. They need to keep doing this.
  • 26.2Another googly and outside off, bowling to his field is Kuldeep here. Khan tries to cut but gets an outside edge towards short third man for a run.
  • 26.1Add one more to the amount of dot deliveries bowled! The googly around off, it pitches and turns away. Khan does not pick it and is late to get bat at it.
  • 25.6Nope! Bowls it on the pads and Nizakat works it through square leg and gets to the other end. Nevertheless, just a run from the over and the pressure is building now as the required run rate is creeping up. 131/0
  • 25.55 dots in a row! Jadhav floats it up on middle, it drifts away. NK tries to drive it with a straight bat but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards point. A maiden?
  • 25.4And those three dots almost paid off! Nizakat tries something expansive by making room and tries to go over the cover region. Jadhav though fires it full and wide outside off. Khan misses.
  • 25.3Action replay of the last ball. On the stumps, tucked to mid-wicket. 3 dots, pressure building here.
  • 25.2On the stumps this time, Khan works it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.1Fires it outside off, Nizakat tries to force it through the off side but gets beaten. He has got beaten twice or thrice on deliveries outside off. Maybe because of his open stance.
  • 24.6There is turn but it is slow turn. Ample time for Nizakat to rock back and work it through mid-wicket for a run. Hong Kong need 156 from 150 balls with 10 wickets in hand. They have to keep on playing percentage cricket. India, on the other hand, will want the openers to attempt something extravagant and throw their wickets away. 130/0
  • 24.5Slower through the air, enough time for Rath to kneel and slog sweep it. Gets it towards wide long on for a run.
  • 24.4Plays this one with soft hands, takes a single and keeps the scoreboard ticking.
  • 24.3The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 24.2Uppish but safe! That was a risky shot though. He got away with it once but this can be dangerous. Floated around off, spinning in. Khan comes down the track and tries to go inside out but ends up getting it off the outer half. The fielders from covers and point run behind but are not able to reach it. Two runs taken.
  • 24.1Floated delivery on middle and leg, Anshuman clears his front leg and drives it with the spin through mid off for a single.
  • 23.6Floated delivery in line of the stumps, Khan prods forward in defense. 124/0
  • 23.5That was intelligently bowled! Around off, drifts away sharply to go past the booming drive of Nizakat. Dhoni takes the bails off but Khan's back foot is grounded inside the crease.
  • 23.4The batsman has driven it through mid off. They pick up a single.
  • 23.3The shorter length allows Nizakat to camp back and cut it past the diving extra cover fielder for a single.
  • 23.2Slower through the air and fuller in length, Nizakat comes forward and blocks it right under his eyes.
  • 23.1Spinning in slowly from a shorter length, punched down to long on for a single.
  • 22.6Stump-to-stump line from Kuldeep, Nizakat hangs back and dead-bats it. 2 from the over but India need a wicket badly. 121/0
  • 22.5Leans ahead confidently and pushes it against the spin through covers to change strike.
  • 22.4Loopy full delivery, kept out nicely off the front foot.
  • 22.3Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 22.2Close! Quicker one outside off, Rath goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge that goes past the off stump and beats the keeper. No single conceded though.
  • 22.1Waits for the ball to spin back and tucks it around the corner for a single.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack.
  • 21.6A huge shout for an LBW falls on deaf ears! That looked pretty close though. Jadhav delivers this one from around the wicket and it keeps on coming with the arm. Rath comes forward to defend but is hit flush on the pads. An appeal ensues but the umpire stays put. India do not have the review to go to. Well, the only thing that could have saved the batsman was that it would have missed the leg stump. Yes, the replay confirms that. 119/0
  • 21.5Slower through the air, driven against the angle through mid on for a run.
  • 21.4Some room offered outside off, slapped away through point for a single.
  • 21.3The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
  • 21.2Waits for the ball to arrive and taps it towards point.
  • 21.1In the air... but safe! A half-tracker, doesn't bounce at all. Rath rocks back and goes for the pull but mistimes it over mid-wicket. It is pretty safe though and falls in no man's land. Two runs taken.
  • The Hong Kong openers are taking in some fluids. The physio is also attending to Nizakat Khan, giving him some stretching.
  • 20.6Rath is quick to come down the track as he chips this one towards long on for a single. 115/0
  • 20.5Too short this time, Khan camps back and turns it through wide mid on for a couple.
  • Nizakat Khan is seen limping. Seems to be in some trouble. He has batted so well and his team will want him to carry on.
  • 20.4Slower through the air, Anshuman leans ahead and knocks it down to long off for a single.
  • 20.3Similar ball, turned to the leg side again.
  • 20.2Rath clears his front leg and eases this one with the spin to the leg side.
  • 20.1A short ball on middle, pulled hard towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 19.6Half-tracker from Jadhav. Gets away with it though as it is punched out for just a single. 110/0
  • 19.5On a flatter trajectory, answered with a straight bat.
  • 19.4The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 19.3FOUR! Hit hard! Slower through the air on middle, Khan skips down the track and hammers it past Jadhav for a rocketing boundary.
  • 19.2Leans ahead to the tossed up ball and defends it nicely.
  • 19.1Oohs and Aahs from the Indians. Jadhav delivers this with his round-arm action on off. It skids though and hurries Nizakat. He tries to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Kedar Jadhav comes in for a bowl now. Hong Kong need 182 in 186 balls. Very gettable with 10 wickets in the kitty. India desperately need a breakthrough.
  • 18.6Floated ball, eased towards mid off for a run. A tidy over from Chahal, only 3 from it. 104/0
  • 18.5That one spun! Quicker one outside off, turns away sharply to go past the forward prod of Nizakat. Dhoni takes the bails off in a flash but Khan didn't bring his back foot outside the crease.
  • 18.4The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 18.3Uses his feet to this one but is not quite to the pitch of it and hence blocks it.
  • 18.2Similar length ball, cut away but straight to the man at point.
  • 18.1Shorter in length, punched uppishly towards Chahal but it falls short of him and goes past as well. A run taken.
  • 17.6Down the leg side, tucked around the corner for a run. 101/0
  • 17.5On middle and leg, tucked towards square leg.
  • 17.5Wide! Spinning down the leg side, Nizakat fails to flick it away. 100 up for Hong Kong and this is the first time that an opening pair has raised a century stand for them. The shoulders in the Indian camp are drooping. Hong Kong are certainly in with a shot here.
  • 17.4FOUR! Picks his spot to perfection! Floated delivery around off, Khan comes down the track and tries to go inside out over extra cover. He is eventually able to do so but by slicing it over the same region. There is no one in the deep and a boundary results. This is the highest opening partnership for Hong Kong in ODIs, 99 to be precise.
  • 17.3Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 17.2Slower through the air, Khan knocks it down to long on for a single.
  • 17.1Tossed up generously, Rath turns it with soft hands through square leg to rotate strike.
  • 16.6Goes deep in the crease to the quicker one and keeps it out safely. Only 1 from the over, India need more such overs to build the pressure on the opposition. 92/0
  • 16.5Better from Chahal! Bowls this one slower through the air outside off, Khan goes for a booming drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 16.4Slower through the air, Nizakat leans ahead and dead-bats it.
  • 16.3Hangs back to this one and blocks it watchfully.
  • 16.2Rath is nimble on his feet to this one and works it through mid on to rotate strike.
  • 16.1On a shorter length and on a flatter trajectory, pushed off the back foot towards mid off.
  • Therockingmonk - '91/0. Wow. What am I seeing? Looks like we are the minnows and Hong Kong are playing like champions. Great batting. But what happened to our bowling?' @Therockingmonk - Well, you know... they might be missing a certain Bumrah here. The bowling has been a bit on the shorter side because the full ball hasn't swung much. Hence that ineffectiveness from Bhuvi.
  • DRINKS BREAK.
  • 15.6Floated ball in line of the stumps, Khan prods forward in defense. 91/0
  • 15.5Not out! Yes, it pitched outside leg! India waste their review. Kuldeep slips in the wrong one around leg stump and gets it to spin in from there. Khan tries to clip it across but is hit on the back leg. The Men in Blue go up in unison but the umpire shakes his head. Rohit has a chat with his teammates and finally signals for the 'T.' Time for replays. Well, the ball has pitched outside leg and that's the end of the story.
  • Time for the review! It is against a LBW decision and the man in question is Nizakat Khan. Rohit Sharma asks MS Dhoni regarding it to which he replies that he couldn't spot where the ball pitched. He finally takes the review. Might be pitching outside leg.
  • 15.4Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. Two runs added to the total. The umpire signals Leg Bye.
  • 15.3Nizakat clears his front leg and turns it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 15.2On a flatter trajectory, kept out off the back foot.
  • 15.1Floated on middle and leg, turned towards square leg.
  • 14.6The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 89/0
  • 14.5Well played! Tossed up delivery, Anshuman paddle sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple.
  • 14.4The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.
  • 14.3Dropped! Not an easy chance but you got to take those when the opposition is going along so well. Tossed up around off, Rath uses his feet but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Ends up pushing it uppishly towards the bowler. He kneels, gets both his hands to it but the ball doesn't stick. How costly will this prove?
  • 14.2As expected, Chahal drags his length back. Anshuman hangs back and blocks it nicely.
  • 14.1FOUR! Smart thinking from Rath! He knows that Chahal is bowling slow through the air. He skips down the track, takes it on the full and lifts it over mid-wicket to find the ropes.
  • 13.6Loopy delivery, driven to sweeper cover for a single. 83/0
  • 13.5Well bowled! Pushes this quicker through the air outside off. Rath tries to cut it but the ball skids through to beat him.
  • 13.4Tossed up a bit wider outside off, driven nicely towards covers.
  • 13.3Tossed up in line of the stumps, Nizakat helps it through square leg for a single.
  • 13.2The conventional leg spinner this time, Anshuman eases it through covers. A single taken.
  • 13.1Kuldeep starts off with a wrong one. Rath camps back, reads it off the pitch and cuts it towards point.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to roll his arm over now. He is known to fox top batsmen with his tricks. Needs to pull off a good performance tonight.
  • 12.6A lot of revs on this one, Rath gets to the pitch of the ball and knocks it down to long on for a run and will retain strike. 80/0
  • 12.5Slower through the air in line of the stumps, turned towards the leg side.
  • 12.4The batsman has driven it through mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 12.3Leans ahead to the flighted ball and drives it to long on for a single.
  • 12.2A shout for an LBW this time but not given! Floated at a slower pace around off, Rath leans ahead and tries to defend it but misses to get hit on the pads. Chahal rises up in an appeal but the umpire stays put. Perhaps that was spinning too much. The replay confirms that.
  • 12.1Tossed up ball on middle and leg, spinning down. Anshuman comes forward to block it but is hit on the pads. No appeal from the Indians as it would have spun down leg.
  • 11.6Pitched up ball, kept out watchfully. End of the 10-ball over. 17 runs came off it. 77/0
  • 11.6Wide! Short ball but it is too short, Khan ducks under it.
  • 11.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 11.4Fullish ball on leg stump, clipped towards mid-wicket.
  • 11.3SIX! Reaches his third ODI fifty in style! He has stood tall and has unsettled the Indian bowlers. Great going! Coming back to the ball, it is short and on middle and leg. Nizakat Khan pulls it with aplomb over mid-wicket to clear the fence with ease. He raises his bat towards the dressing room and gets a warm round of applause.
  • 11.3No ball! This is the third time that Shardul has overstepped in this over. Worrying signs for India. On a length, tucked towards square leg for a run. Another Free Hit coming up...
  • 11.2Pitched up ball, driven off the front foot towards mid off.
  • 11.1The batsman has driven it through mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.1FOUR and a No Ball! This is poor stuff from Thakur as he once again went over the popping crease. Wrong line and length from him as well. It is full and outside off, Khan throws his bat at it and gets it over the short third man fielder to find the fence. With third man coming up, he was only inviting trouble. Free Hit will take place once more...
  • Time for the Free Hit... The field can be changed now as the strike has been rotated. The third man fielder has been brought in.
  • 11.1No ball! Thakur has overstepped and that too by quite a margin! On a length on middle and leg, helped to square leg for a run.
  • 10.6Slower through the air, turning away. Nizakat prods forward and presents a water-tight defense. 4 from Chahal's first over. 60/0
  • 10.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.4Loopy delivery, pushed down the track towards the bowler.
  • 10.3Tossed up delivery, driven nicely off the front foot through mid off for a single.
  • 10.2Quicker leg spinner outside off, Khan goes for the drive but gets an outside edge past the slip fielder. Will get a single for it.
  • 10.1On the leg stump line, not much spin there. Anshuman helps it through square leg to rotate strike.
  • 10.1Wide! Starts off with a loosener. Down the leg side, spinning further down. Rath tries to flick it but misses.
  • Time for Powerplay 2! Maximum of four fielders are now allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Meanwhile, time for spin. Yuzvendra Chahal comes in for a bowl. Can he break this stand?
  • 9.6Down the leg side, Nizakat clips it around the corner and comes back for the second run with ease. A good Powerplay 1 for Hong Kong. The openers have batted nicely so far. 56/0
  • 9.5Length ball outside off, tapped towards point.
  • 9.4The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 9.3Outside off, left alone.
  • 9.2FOUR! Shot! On a length, leaving the southpaw. Rath stands in his crease and hits it nicely through point for a rocketing boundary.
  • 9.1Not out! The dive has saved the Hong Kong skipper! A bullet throw from Khaleel Ahmed though. Almost caught the batsman napping. On a length on the pads, tucked through backward square leg. Rath straightaway calls for two. Ahmed runs in from the deep, attacks the ball and fires an accurate throw to Dhoni who takes the bails off as Anshuman dives to make his ground. It is referred upstairs. The replays find Rath to be safe.
  • Going to be a tight, tight call! The man in question is Anshuman Rath and he dived in on the second run. Has he made it to the crease?
  • 8.6FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Nizakat Khan is flowing at the moment. Short ball down the leg side, Nizakat gets inside the line and pulls it through find leg to pick up another boundary. 10 from this one. 47/0
  • 8.5FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard! Short and a lot of room on offer, Khan rises up on his toes and goes for the upper cut. Doesn't get it off the meat but has enough on it to send it over point to find the fence.
  • 8.4On a good length outside off, punched towards short extra cover where Dhawan makes a nice stop again.
  • 8.3Dug in short and takes off. Nizakat sits underneath it in a jiffy.
  • 8.2Good ploy from Bhuvi! He bangs in a bouncer and Nizakat doesn't look in good shape again. Goes for the pull but mistimes it over mid-wicket. A couple taken. The Indian bowlers need to keep on varying their lengths. There is almost no swing on offer at the moment.
  • 8.1On a length just outside off, angling in. Khan shuffles a touch and drives it towards short extra cover. Dhawan stationed there leaps and collects it nicely.
  • 7.6Shortish ball on the leg stump line, swiped away through backward square leg for a single. 37/0
  • 7.5Good length ball on middle and leg, defended besides the pitch on the leg side.
  • 7.4Pitched up ball, Khan leans ahead and blocks it nicely.
  • 7.3Brilliant from Thakur. Nizakat wasn't expecting the bouncer and he has been caught off guard. Bowls a sharp short ball on middle, Khan was looking to come on the front foot but has to adjust. Gets into a tangle and sways away from the line awkwardly.
  • 7.2Back of a length outside off, Anshuman glides it towards third man for an easy run.
  • 7.1Fullish ball outside off, driven with an open bat face towards the point region.
  • Shardul Thakur comes into the attack.
  • 6.6Short of a length around off, tapped off the back foot towards cover-point. 9 from the over. 35/0
  • 6.5FOUR! Too straight and gets the punishment! On a length, down the leg side, all Nizakat has to do is to tickle it and he does so. Gets it past the keeper and through to the fence.
  • 6.4Back of a length ball, Khan camps back and defends it to the off side.
  • 6.3FOUR! Just a mere push and away she goes! Overpitched on middle, Nizakat takes a small step forward and punches it on the up past the non-striker. Has timed it really well to pick up another boundary. He is looking in good shape.
  • 6.3Wide! The variation has gone awry. Kumar tries the knuckle ball but ends up slipping it down the leg side. Khan fails to put it away.
  • 6.2Kumar opts to bowl this one up in line of the stumps, Nizakat leans ahead and defends it nicely.
  • 6.1Khan camps back to the length ball and defends it with authority.
  • 5.6FOUR! Class written all over that stroke! Fullish delivery outside off, Rath gets to the pitch of it and with a high elbow creams it through covers to find the desired result. This has been a good start from Hong Kong, they need to keep the scoreboard ticking. 26/0
  • 5.5Straying on the hips, tickled to fine leg for a single.
  • 5.4Not what you expect from a top ODI side! Rohit Sharma won't be happy one bit. Pitched up ball, driven towards mid on. Thakur there makes a mess of it to concede a run.
  • 5.3The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 5.2Back of a length ball in line of the stumps, answered with a straight bat from the comfort of the crease.
  • 5.1Good length ball outside off, tapped past the point region to rotate strike.
  • 4.6Short of a length ball, angling in. Anshuman hangs back to keep it out but gets hit above the knee roll. No real appeal as it was pretty high. 19/0
  • 4.5In the air... but Anshuman gets away with it! Length ball around off, Rath leans ahead and tries to drive it on the up. Gets it off the outer half of the bat though as the ball flies over the extra cover region. The fielder chases it but the ball lands down safely. Two runs taken. The Hong Kong skipper finally gets off the mark, on his 11th delivery.
  • 4.4Hangs back to the short of a length ball and stonewalls it.
  • 4.3Fractionally overpitched around off, Rath comes forward and drives it crisply to mid off. He could have found the gap there, needs to focus on that.
  • 4.2Full and straight this time, Rath stays nicely balanced and works it towards mid-wicket.
  • 4.1Length ball on off, holding its line, defended solidly off the back foot.
  • 3.6FOUR! Shoddy fielding! India can't afford to take it lightly on the field. This will only hamper Khaleel's confidence. On a length well outside off, Nizakat places it towards cover-point. Karthik stationed there makes a mess of it and concedes a boundary. 8 from the over. 17/0
  • 3.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 3.4FOUR! Nicely done! On a length and there is a lot of room on offer. This time Nizakat doesn't go at it with hard hands. He waits for it and drives it with an open bat face through point to find the fence.
  • 3.3That was a loose shot! Could well have cost him his wicket. Good length ball wide outside off, Khan goes chasing after it but fails to put bat to ball. That was very near to catching the outside edge.
  • 3.2Pitched up ball around off, Nizakat comes ahead and defends it right under his eyes.
  • 3.1Fractionally overpitched on middle, helped to the leg side.
  • 2.6A bit too straight this time, clipped towards mid-wicket. 9/0
  • 2.5Beaten! That was a peach. On a length on off, seams away after pitching. Rath expecting it to swing in tries to block it but the ball seams away a wee bit to go past his hanging bat.
  • 2.4Full delivery attacking the stumps, kept out watchfully.
  • 2.3Edged but safe! Leaving the southpaw on a fuller length. Rath comes forward tentatively and gets a thick outside edge that goes to Dhawan at wide first slip but on the bounce. Soft hands from the batsman saved him there.
  • 2.2The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 2.1Fullish delivery outside off, Khan leans into it and places it through the gap between cover-point and point. Rayudu hares after it from the former position and slides near the fence to keep the batsmen down to a couple.
  • 1.6Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Rath hops and defends it towards square leg. A decent start from the debutant, only 1 from his first over. 6/0
  • 1.5Well bowled! Khaleel pulls his length back and bowls it around the hips of the batsman. He is hurried a touch and gets it off the outer half towards cover-point. A slight misfield from the fielder allows the batsmen to cross over.
  • 1.4Khaleel is pitching it up but there is not much movement in the air at the moment. Nizakat eases it towards mid off.
  • 1.3Similar delivery, pushed with an angled blade towards point.
  • 1.2On the same length but a bit wider from the right-hander. He leans ahead confidently and pushes it to cover-point.
  • 1.1Ahmed starts off with a full delivery on off. There is a hint of an inward swing. Khan covers the line and defends it stoutly.
  • Khaleel Ahmed to bowl with the second new ball from the other end. A big moment for the debutant. Can he rise to the occasion?
  • 0.6Pitched up ball on middle and leg, tucked towards short mid-wicket. 5/0
  • 0.5Back of a length ball well outside off, Khan has ample time as the pitch is pretty slow and he guides it towards third man to rotate strike.
  • 0.4Better from Kumar! It is on a fuller length around off and it seams in a touch after landing. Nizakat comes forward and dead-bats it.
  • 0.3A bit wider this time, swinging further away. The right-hander doesn't fiddle with it.
  • 0.2Length ball on the sixth stump channel. Nizakat plants his front foot across to let it be.
  • 0.1FOUR! Almost a wicket on the first ball though! Nizakat Khan would have had his heart in his mouth! Good length ball well outside off, Khan pushes at it away from his body and gets a thick outside edge. Dhawan at first slip stretches out his right hand but the ball goes just past him in a flash and through to the fence.
  • We are back for the chase. The men who are concerned are back in the middle. Hong Kong have momentum on their side. Can they put it to good use? If they do, we will have a cracking contest in our hands. It is always good to see minnows put up a fight. Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath to open the batting for Hong Kong. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to steam in with the first new ball. Only a sole slip in place. Here we go...

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