Live: India vs Hong Kong, Match 4, Asia Cup 2018

Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl first at Dubai International Stadium in the fourth game of Unimoni Asia Cup 2018.

The group stage games of Asia Cup 2018 has came to the half stage after the completion of three games. Hong Kong will come in to the match in a nothing to loose situation as their skipper Anshuman Rath said after their loss against Pakistan in their opening game.

Simultaneously the opponents will look to have a good nick in the opening game itself as they are one of the favorites to win the same time. The defending champions of the tournament comes without their skipper Virat Kohli who is been given a rest for his workloads and fitness concerns. Even though the men in blue lost their last ODI series they will come as a much stronger side with some faces making a comeback in to the side.

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For Hong Kong they will seek to have another match practice against a top nation like in their previous encounter with Pakistan. In the bowling side their bowlers have shown some glimpses against Pakistan in defending a very low score. After a day off, Hong Kong might play with the same XI that brought victory for them in the tournament proper.

On the Indian side they will have KL Rahul in place of their skipper Virat Kohli. Four middle order batsmen Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik and Kedhar Jadhav are competing for two spots left in the batting line-up. Kedhar Jadhav might get a game as he is the sixth bowling option for the team. There is a chance for both Ambati Rayudu and Manish Pandey to get a game if the opener Shikhar Dhawan is rested.

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India Men 7-285 ( 50.0 ) overs
Hong Kong Men: 8-259 ( 50.0 ) overs
India win by 26 runs
Required Run Rate : 0
Current Run Rate : 5.18
Toss - Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
12
10
2
3
Bowler
O
R
W
9.0
0
50
0
2
5.56
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4
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4
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Commentry
In over# 50
Runs : 3 Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed Wickets : 1
Over 50. 3 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 8-259(rr 5.18)
49.6
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Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni. India were given a real scare against Hong Kong but in the end they showed their class with the ball to finish out the match. Hong Kong can be very proud of their efforts after breaking multiple records, including their highest ODI score batting second and their first 100 run opening partnership. That partnership was the key and had Rath and Nizakat stuck around for a little while longer who knows what could have happened.It has been a very tough first game for India and they will have to recover quickly before taking on Pakistan tomorrow.
49.5
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
49.4
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Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
49.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Sharma.
49.2
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
49.1
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to silly mid on, by Ahmed. Deceived by a very good slower ball. He was through the shot too early and Khaleel finished it off with the simplest of catches.
In over# 49
Runs : 7 Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Wickets : 0
Over 49. 7 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 7-256(rr 5.22)
48.6
4
FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Misses his yorker and gets punished down the ground.
48.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
48.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
48.3
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
48.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to gully for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
48.1
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Slower length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
In over# 48
Runs : 3 Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed Wickets : 0
Over 48. 3 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 7-249(rr 5.19)
47.6
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Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
47.5
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
47.4
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Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
47.3
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Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
47.2
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
47.1
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
In over# 47
Runs : 11 Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav Wickets : 1
Over 47. 11 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 7-246(rr 5.23)
46.6
6
SIX! Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Chinaman half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Touch on the full side and Hong Kong have not given up just yet.
46.5
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Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
46.4
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Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
46.3
W
OUT! Stumped. Kuldeep Yadav to Scott McKechnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Dhoni. Kuldeep has the last say. Spinning it away from the batsman as he advanced and MS Dhoni did the rest.
46.2
4
FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav to Scott McKechnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Outrageous batting. Changing his stance just as the ball is delivered and reverse-sweeping brilliantly over the two fielders stationed behind point.
46.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Ehsan Khan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
In over# 46
Runs : 5 Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed Wickets : 0
Over 46. 5 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 6-235(rr 5.11)
45.6
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Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
45.5
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Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
45.4
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Thakur.
45.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Ahmed.
45.2
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Yorker, outside off stump down the track driving, bottom edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Jadhav.
45.1
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Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
India Men: 7-285 ( 50.0 ) overs
Hong Kong Men 8-259 ( 50.0 ) overs
Toss - Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl.
India win by 26 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 5.18
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Sharma

c: Khan b: Khan

23
22
4
104.55
S Dhawan

c: Afzal b: Shah

127
120
15
105.83
A Rayudu

c: McKechnie b: Nawaz

60
70
3
85.71
D Karthik

c: Hayat b: Shah

33
38
3
86.84
M Dhoni

c: McKechnie b: Khan

0
3
0
0
K Jadhav

not out

28
27
0
103.7
B Kumar

c: Rath b: Shah

9
18
0
50
S Thakur

c: Carter b: Khan

0
3
0
0
Not bat : Kuldeep Yadav,Khaleel Ahmed,Yuzvendra Chahal
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
34
0
8.50
8.0
0
50
1
6.25
8.0
0
41
1
5.12
10.0
0
65
2
6.50
10.0
0
39
0
3.90
1.0
0
15
0
15.00
9.0
0
39
3
4.33
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
N Khan

lbw: Ahmed

92
115
12
80
A Rath

c: Sharma b: Yadav

73
97
4
75.26
B Hayat

c: Dhoni b: Chahal

18
20
1
90
C Carter

c: Dhoni b: Ahmed

3
11
0
27.27
K Shah

c: Dhawan b: Chahal

17
15
0
113.33
E Khan

c&b: Ahmed

22
25
0
88
A Khan

lbw: Chahal

0
1
0
0
S McKechnie

st: Dhoni b: Yadav

7
6
1
116.67
T Afzal

not out

12
10
1
120
E Nawaz

not out

2
3
0
66.67
Not bat : Nadeem Ahmed
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
0
50
0
5.56
10.0
0
48
3
4.80
4.0
0
41
0
10.25
10.0
0
46
3
4.60
10.0
2
42
2
4.20
7.0
0
28
0
4.00
Rohit Sharma (c)

Rohit Sharma (c) ( Batsman )

Rohit Sharma (c) ( Batsman )

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan ( Batsman )

Shikhar Dhawan ( Batsman )

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu ( Wicket Keeper )

Ambati Rayudu ( Wicket Keeper )

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik ( Wicket Keeper )

Dinesh Karthik ( Wicket Keeper )

Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav ( Batsman )

Kedar Jadhav ( Batsman )

MS Dhoni (wk)

MS Dhoni (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

MS Dhoni (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar ( Bowler )

Bhuvneshwar Kumar ( Bowler )

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur ( N/A )

Shardul Thakur ( N/A )

Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed ( N/A )

Khaleel Ahmed ( N/A )

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal ( N/A )

Yuzvendra Chahal ( N/A )

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav ( Bowler )

Kuldeep Yadav ( Bowler )

Anshy Rath (c)

Anshy Rath (c) ( Wicket Keeper )

Anshy Rath (c) ( Wicket Keeper )

Nizakat Khan

Nizakat Khan ( All Rounder )

Nizakat Khan ( All Rounder )

Babar Hayat

Babar Hayat ( All Rounder )

Babar Hayat ( All Rounder )

Christopher Carter

Christopher Carter ( Wicket Keeper )

Christopher Carter ( Wicket Keeper )

Kinchit Shah

Kinchit Shah ( Wicket Keeper )

Kinchit Shah ( Wicket Keeper )

Aizaz Khan

Aizaz Khan ( Batsman )

Aizaz Khan ( Batsman )

Scott McKechnie (wk)

Scott McKechnie (wk) ( N/A )

Scott McKechnie (wk) ( N/A )

Tanwir Afzal

Tanwir Afzal ( Bowler )

Tanwir Afzal ( Bowler )

Ehsan Khan

Ehsan Khan ( N/A )

Ehsan Khan ( N/A )

Ehsan Nawaz

Ehsan Nawaz ( N/A )

Ehsan Nawaz ( N/A )

Nadeem Ahmed

Nadeem Ahmed ( Bowler )

Nadeem Ahmed ( Bowler )

Rohit Sharma

17 (19)

37(40)

Shikhar Dhawan

20 (21)

Shikhar Dhawan

58 (63)

118(133)

Ambati Rayudu

60 (70)

Dinesh Karthik

2 (3)

2(6)

MS Dhoni

0 (3)

Dinesh Karthik

4 (2)

6(5)

Kedar Jadhav

2 (3)

Kedar Jadhav

18 (19)

27(37)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

9 (18)

Nizakat Khan

88 (110)

161(207)

Anshy Rath

73 (97)

Nizakat Khan

0 (4)

0(9)

Babar Hayat

0 (5)

Babar Hayat

12 (10)

15(21)

Christopher Carter

3 (11)

Babar Hayat

6 (5)

8(7)

Kinchit Shah

2 (2)

Kinchit Shah

15 (13)

27(24)

Ehsan Khan

12 (11)

Ehsan Khan

1 (1)

1(2)

Aizaz Khan

0 (1)

Ehsan Khan

5 (5)

12(11)

Scott McKechnie

7 (6)

Ehsan Khan

4 (8)

15(16)

Tanwir Afzal

11 (8)

Tanwir Afzal

1 (2)

3(5)

Ehsan Nawaz

2 (3)

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