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Pakistan thrashes Hong Kong by 155 runs in a must win Asia Cup group match

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Pakistan thrashes Hong Kong by 155 runs in the last group match of ACC T20 Asia Cup 2022 on Friday evening in Sharjah.

With the latest victory, Pakistan has also registered their biggest ever win in T20I!

Pakistan’s bowling attack, led by spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz, took full advantage of the sticky pitch and skittled out Hong Kong for a record low of 38 on Friday.

The pair bagged seven wickets, Shadab Khan 4, and the left-arm spinner took three.

In a must-win Twenty20 international, Pakistan scored 193-2.

The evening saw Rizwan (78 not out) and Fakhar Zaman (53) putting on 116 after being invited to bat first on a slow and low Sharjah pitch.

 

Hong Kong was bowled out in 10.4 overs, making it Hong Kong’s lowest T20 international total after their 69 against Nepal in 2014 and also their lowest against Pakistan, who had bowled out West Indies for 60 in 2018.

Score Card:

 
Pakistan INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † not out 78 57 105 6 1 136.84
Babar Azam (c) c & b Ehsan Khan 9 8 13 1 0 112.50
Fakhar Zaman  c Aizaz Khan b Ehsan Khan 53 41 72 3 2 129.26
Khushdil Shah  not out 35 15 21 0 5 233.33
Extras (nb 1, w 17) 18  
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 9.65) 193/2
 
Did not bat: Iftikhar AhmedShadab KhanAsif AliMohammad NawazHaris RaufNaseem ShahShahnawaz Dahani 
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Babar Azam, 2.5 ov), 2-129 (Fakhar Zaman, 16.1 ov)
 
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Haroon Arshad 2 0 14 0 7.00 6 2 0 1 1
Ayush Shukla 3 0 33 0 11.00 5 2 1 4 0
Ehsan Khan 4 0 28 2 7.00 7 2 0 0 0
Aizaz Khan 3 0 44 0 14.66 3 0 4 3 0
Yasim Murtaza 4 0 36 0 9.00 4 3 1 0 0
Mohammad Ghazanfar 4 0 38 0 9.50 3 1 2 0 0
 
Hong Kong INNINGS (Target: 194 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Nizakat Khan (c) c Asif Ali b Naseem Shah 8 13 12 1 0 61.53
Yasim Murtaza  c Khushdil Shah b Shahnawaz Dahani 2 7 23 0 0 28.57
Babar Hayat  b Naseem Shah 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
Kinchit Shah  lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 6 10 23 1 0 60.00
Aizaz Khan  b Shadab Khan 1 6 9 0 0 16.66
Scott McKechnie † b Mohammad Nawaz 4 6 10 0 0 66.66
Zeeshan Ali  c Iftikhar Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 3 5 10 0 0 60.00
Haroon Arshad  b Shadab Khan 3 4 6 0 0 75.00
Ehsan Khan  not out 0 1 13 0 0 0.00
Ayush Shukla  b Shadab Khan 1 5 7 0 0 20.00
Mohammad Ghazanfar  lbw b Shadab Khan 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 8) 10  
TOTAL 10.4 Ov (RR: 3.56) 38
 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Nizakat Khan, 2.1 ov), 2-16 (Babar Hayat, 2.5 ov), 3-19 (Yasim Murtaza, 4.5 ov), 4-25 (Aizaz Khan, 6.2 ov), 5-30 (Kinchit Shah, 7.3 ov), 6-31 (Scott McKechnie, 7.5 ov), 7-36 (Haroon Arshad, 8.6 ov), 8-36 (Zeeshan Ali, 9.1 ov), 9-38 (Ayush Shukla, 10.1 ov), 10-38 (Mohammad Ghazanfar, 10.4 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Naseem Shah 2 0 7 2 3.50 11 0 0 2 0
Shahnawaz Dahani 2 1 7 1 3.50 9 1 0 0 0
Iftikhar Ahmed 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0
Haris Rauf 1 0 6 0 6.00 3 1 0 0 0
Shadab Khan 2.4 0 8 4 3.00 10 0 0 1 0
Mohammad Nawaz 2 0 5 3 2.50 8 0 0 1 0

 

With the win, Pakistan has joined Afghanistan, India, and Sri Lanka in round two of the six-nation Asia Cup that acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November in Australia.

Here is how Twitter reacts to Pakistan’s massive win:

https://twitter.com/NizaikatKhan75/status/1565590834522869760

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.