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Hayat, Chapman secure consolation win

Hong Kong 155 for 2 (Hayat 65*, Chapman 63*) beat Oman 149 for 4 (Ilyas 49, Kaleem 46*) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Unbeaten half-centuries from Babar Hayat and Mark Chapman helped Hong Kong to a comfortable eight-wicket win in the third T20 with Oman. The series had already been decided, however, with Oman winning the first two games.

In the highest-scoring of their three encounters, Oman set a target of 150 to win, which Hong Kong achieved in the 19th over, Chapman finishing the game with his third six. Hayat and Chapman put on a unbroken stand of 127 to guide their side home after early wickets for Ajay Lalcheta and Mehran Khan had left Hong Kong on 28 for 2.

Oman's innings had got off to a fast start before congealing in the middle overs. Opener Zeeshan Maqsood struck five fours in 23 from 15 balls but he was third man out in the eighth over, with the score on 48. Oman also lost No. 3 Aaqib Sulehri to injury after facing just one ball.

Adnan Ilyas and Aamir Kaleem put on 101 for the fourth wicket, both players opening their shoulders towards the end as 22 came off the 18th over, bowled by Haseeb Amjad. Another 15 came off the last over before Haseeb picked up his second wicket by having Ilyas lbw for 49 off the final ball.

Hong Kong 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12KD ShahAnshuman Rath
2nd16Anshuman RathBabar Hayat
3rd127MS ChapmanBabar Hayat