Pakistan v Hong Kong

Asia Cup 2008

At Karachi, June 24, 2008 (day/night). Pakistan won by 155 runs. Toss: Pakistan. Pakistan 288-9 (50 overs) (Shoaib Malik 35, Younis Khan 67, Fawad Alam 63*, Sohail Tanvir 59; Nadeem Ahmed 4-51); Hong Kong 133 (37.2 overs). Pakistan 2 pts. Man of the Match: Sohail Tanvir. One-day international debuts: J. J. Atkinson, K. H. Butt, Irfan Ahmed, C. K. Kruger, Munir Dar, Skhawat Ali, Zain Abbas (Hong Kong).

Salman Butt was dismissed by the third ball of the day, and although Younis Khan hit 67 from 65 balls Pakistan were labouring at 161-7 in the 30th over after an impressive spell from the 20- year-old Multan-born slow left-armer Nadeem Ahmed, before Fawad Alam and No. 9 Sohail Tanvir put on 100. The top two scorers in Hong Kong's modest reply both retired hurt: captain Tabarak Dar (24) was hit on the jaw by Umar Gul, but resumed later; Zain Abbas (26*) went off with cramp and did not come back.

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