With the fall of the final wicket Hong Kong complete a comprehensive win which was never really in doubt after they had Ireland 26 for 4 at the end of the powerplay. Yet again Ireland's top order failed to get involved in any meaningful way. By the time that Kevin O'Brien and Greg Thompson came together their 59 run partnership could do little at chase down the runrate. Once they went it was only a matter of time till Hong Kong finished off the inexperienced tail.

All of the Hong Kong bowlers took wickets apart from Nawaz and at the end of the day they deserved the win. Today's win means that they go 1-0 up in the two match series. We don't have long to wait until the final match of the series. Less then 24 hours to be exact. Tomorrow we all come back to Bready for the final game in the series. So please join us then.

Thanks for following my commentary today and its goodnight from me, bye.

19.3
W
Tanveer Ahmed to Little, OUT, and he isn't going to get a run today. Its another swing and miss, Tanveer bowls it straight and knockes over the stumps. Hong Kong Win!

J Little b Tanveer Ahmed 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3
W
Aizaz Khan to Mulder, OUT, Mulder gives himself some room and looks to cut the ball, misses and Aizaz hits the stumps. Can you hear the bells toiling?

J Mulder b Aizaz Khan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

17.5
W
Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, OUT, Tucker comes down the pitch and looks to drive the ball forward, he misses and Tanveer hits the stumps. Hong Kong closing in on the win here

L Tucker b Tanveer Ahmed 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

The batsmen crossed so Tucker is still on strike

16.4
W
Aizaz Khan to Thompson, OUT, Thompson knows that he can't stop hitting and drives the ball in the air towards long-on. Nadeem comes in off the boundary and takes the catch.

GJ Thompson c Nadeem Ahmed b Aizaz Khan 44 (32b 7x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

16.3
4
Aizaz Khan to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thomspon hits the ball toward long-on, the ball lands and spins past the fielder on the boundary
15.2
W
Nadeem Ahmed to McBrine, OUT, McBrine comes down the wicket and Nadeem spins the ball past the bat. Carter gathers the ball and stumps McBrine by a couple of yards

AR McBrine st †Carter b Nadeem Ahmed 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

14.3
4
Ehsan Khan to McBrine, FOUR runs, McBrine goes for the reverse sweep again and this time he manages to get it over the close fielders
13.3
4
Tanveer Ahmed to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thompson then hits a better one, ramps the ball over the fine leg fielder and it goes to the boundary. Brings the 100 up for Ireland
13.2
4
Tanveer Ahmed to Thompson, FOUR runs, this is wide of off-stump and Thompson cuts the ball over backward point. Lands just before the rope
13.1
4
Tanveer Ahmed to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thompson cracks one through extra cover, Tanveer almost stops as he delivers the ball and its in the arc for Thompson, no stopping that one
12.4
4b
Ehsan Khan to Thompson, 4 byes, Thompson goes for another reverse sweep and misses the ball. Carter can't gather behind the stumps and it goes fine enough to get a boundary
12.2
W
Ehsan Khan to O'Brien, OUT, Big Big wicket for Hong Kong, O'Brien gets a thick edge on the ball and it goes straight to the short third man. O'Brien stands there and just can't believe what he has done.

KJ O'Brien c Tanveer Ahmed b Ehsan Khan 32 (24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

11.6
4
Tanveer Ahmed to O'Brien, FOUR runs, Thompson leans back in the crease and slices the ball through the covers, Tanwir chases the ball back and can't stop it from getting to the rope
11.3
4
Tanveer Ahmed to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thompson cuts the ball through third man, Aizaz dives on the rope and just can't pull the ball back in
9.4
4
Nadeem Ahmed to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thompson goes for another reverse sweep and this time he hits it cleanly. Goes through the fielders and to the third man boundary
9.2
6
Nadeem Ahmed to O'Brien, SIX runs, biggest hit of the day from O'Brien, its looped up and O'Brien smashes the ball over the long-off boundary. Goes into the car park at that end of the ground.
8.1
4
Ehsan Khan to O'Brien, FOUR runs, Ehsan over compensates and bowls outside off-stump, O'Brien cuts the ball hard through backward point and it goes to the boundary
7.6
4
Ehsan Nawaz to Thompson, FOUR runs, Thompson comes down the pitch and drives the ball through extra cover, Tanwir puts in a desparing dive on the rope and can't cut it off
7.3
5nb
Ehsan Nawaz to O'Brien, (no ball) FOUR runs, oversteps and O'Brien cuts the ball down to the third man boundary for a welcome boundary
5.2
W
Aizaz Khan to Shannon, OUT, Shannon goes for a Duck! Shannon drives the ball hard into the covers, Nadeem is perfectly placed and takes the catch at cover. Ireland falling apart here.

JNK Shannon c Nadeem Ahmed b Aizaz Khan 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So Ireland lose their third wicket with only 24 runs on the board. The experienced Kevin O'Brien strides out to the crease.

4.6
W
Tanwir Afzal to Rankin, OUT, Rankin goes. Its a good length ball and Rankin looked to drive the ball forward, he misses and Tanwir hits.

DA Rankin b Tanwir Afzal 15 (17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 88.23

Carter is going to stand up behind the stumps, so the helmet is run on.

4.2
6
Tanwir Afzal to Rankin, SIX runs, terrific shot from Rankin, its on legstump and Rankin pulls it over the square leg boundary. It flies over the boundary and goes over the head of the crowd.
3.1
4
Nadeem Ahmed to Rankin, FOUR runs, Rankin isn't going to die wondering and gets a thin edge which goes past the keeper. The fielder has no chance of cutting that off
2.5
W
Tanwir Afzal to Terry, OUT, what a delivery from Tanwir. Its a good length ball and Terry went back in the crease to defend. The ball swings back in and Terry is bowled, Tanwir wheels away in celebration.

SP Terry b Tanwir Afzal 4 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

1.3
W
Nadeem Ahmed to Porterfield, OUT, the Ireland Captain is gone! He chips a good length ball into Tanwir's hands at mid-off. What a start for Hong Kong

WTS Porterfield c Tanwir Afzal b Nadeem Ahmed 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
5WTS PorterfieldDA Rankin
5DA RankinSP Terry
14DA RankinJNK Shannon
0KJ O'BrienJNK Shannon
59GJ ThompsonKJ O'Brien
31GJ ThompsonAR McBrine
8GJ ThompsonLJ Tucker
3LJ TuckerJ Mulder
2JB LittleJ Mulder
2CA YoungJB Little