India will lock horns with Hong Kong in the fourth match of Asia Cup 2022 on Wednesday, August 31, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It’s not that a team like Hong Kong get to play against India regularly. In fact, it is only the third time they will square off against the cricketing giants.
Both India and Hong Kong’s encounters so far have been in the Asia Cup, one in 2008 and the other in 2018, with the Men in Blue winning both contests convincingly.
Batting first, India rode onto Shikhar Dhawan’s blistering 127 to post a formidable 285/7. Dinesh Karthik (33) and Kedar Jadhav (28*) also made significant contributions with the bat.
In response, Hong Kong put up a solid fight with Nizakat Khan (92) and skipper Anshuman Rath (73) getting the team off to a 174-run stand. However, the middle order failed to consolidate on the platform set by their openers and eventually finished with a score of 259/8. Khaleel Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets apiece, while Kuldeep Yadav returned with two wickets.
India vs Hong Kong – Asia Cup squads
If India beat Hong Kong tomorrow and then Pakistan beat Hong Kong on Friday then both Pakistan and India will qualify for Super 4 stage and it will be Pakistan vs India on Sunday.#INDvPAK #PAKvIND #AsiaCup2022
— Zeeshan Qayyum (@XeeshanQayyum) August 30, 2022
India – Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi.
Hong Kong – Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla, Ateeq Iqbal, Mohammad Waheed, Wajid Shah, Aftab Hussain, Dhananjay Rao, Ahan Trivedi.