Pakistan team registered a convincing win in a must-win game against Honk Kong by a huge margin of 155 runs at Sharjah cricket stadium on 02 September 2022.
Khushdil Shah showed no mercy to the Hong Kong bowlers, smashed 35 off just 15 balls with the help of 5 huge sixes, and led his team to the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022.
The 27-year-old left-handed batter smashed 4 out of 5 sixes in the final over of the first innings.
PAKISTAN 193/2 (20) HONG KONG 38 (10.4)
PAKISTAN won by 155 runs
POTM: Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan 78* (57), 4sx6 6sx1
Fakhar Zaman 53 (41), 4sx3 6sx2
Khushdil Shah 35 (15), 4sx0 6sx5
Shadab Khan Bowling today 2.4-0-8-4
Mohammad Nawaz Bowling vs HK 2-0-5-3
Hong Kong team’s batting order collapsed at a mere score of 38 in just 10.4 overs. Batters could not even reach a double-digit score in the second innings while chasing a mammoth target of 194.
HONG KONG Batters’ Scores:
8 2 0 6 1 4 3 3 0 1 0
Batters needed to show some patience, it’s more like a mobile number rather than a cricket team’s scorecard.
Win or lose doesn’t matter if you fight till the end and never give up. But the Honk Kong team looked in a hurry, they might have wanted to celebrate the weekend as they ended the second innings in just 10.4 overs.
The good news for Indian cricket fans is that team India will be locking horns with Pakistan on Sunday, 04 September 2022.
What else do cricket fans need more than watching arch-rivals India and Pakistan battling on the cricket field on consecutive Sundays?
Please let us know if you’re as thrilled as we’re to watch another India-Pakistan encounter in Asia Cup 2022.