India beats Hong Kong by 26 runs in Asia Cup 2018

As expected, Team India got the better of Hong Kong in their opening fixture of the Asia Cup 2018. India were expected to win convincingly; but that wasn’t to be as they were made to toil. Surprisingly put in to bat – surprising because of the extreme temperatures which were when the match began – Team India posted 285/7 and then restricted their opponents Hong Kong for 259/8 to win by 26 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu were the standout performers with the bat for Team India, while the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav again won it for India. Debutant Khaleel Ahmed made an impressive start to his career, picking up 3 for 48. For Hong Kong, off-spinner Kinchit Shah returned with figures of 3/39 to be his team’s most successful bowler, while the opening pair of Nizakat Khan and Anushuman Rath posted half-centuries and stitched together what would be Hong Kong’s best partnership in ODIs.

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