Hong Kong v Scotland, 1st T20I, Mang Kok January 30, 2016

Hong Kong thump Scotland in curtailed game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hong Kong 72 for 1 (Hayat 26*) beat Scotland 66 for 7 (Amjad 1-8) by nine wickets
Match reduced to 10 overs a side

Hong Kong routed Scotland by nine wickets in the first T20 International between the two sides in Mong Kok, which was reduced to 10 overs a side after wet ground conditions resulted in a delayed start.

Scotland had early momentum after being put in to bat by Hong Kong, reaching a promising 28 for 2 by the third over. The loss of George Munsey and Matt Machan, however, slowed the side down and another two run-outs - of Peter Mommsen and Calum MacLeod - kept the side to 66 for 7.

Hong Kong brushed past the target in 6.2 overs with the top three playing attacking innings. Jamie Atkinson slammed a 7-ball 20 before falling in the fourth over and Babar Hayat and Anshuman Rath carried on in the same tempo to take Hong Kong to 72 for 1.

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  •   Jono Makim on January 30, 2016, 13:48 GMT

    When Babar Hayat hits the ball it stays hit, no doubt about it! Good side, Hong Kong and getting better.

  • virendra_s on January 30, 2016, 12:58 GMT

    I thought Scotland will compete better. Surprised to see the results.

  • andystat on January 30, 2016, 12:17 GMT

    Great to have international cricket in Hong Kong. And good to see HK doing well. Mark Chapman in the Auckland Aces and Mariko Hill playing in the Big Bash. Come a long way this year, brilliant.

    Bet Scotland were surprised by the weather!

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