Player of the Match
Player of the Match
331dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

All-round Tanvir shines in 155-run win

The final scoreline might indicate an emphatic victory for Pakistan but it needed an Asia Cup-record 100-run eighth-wicket stand between Sohail Tanvir and Fawad Alam to set up the win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
Younis Khan
67(65) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 12 7 10 9 8 5 15
Fawad Alam
63(77) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 11 4 13 10 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Nadeem Ahmed
O9
M1
R51
W4
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Iftikhar Anjum
O6
M1
R18
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Series

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45

Match days

24 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, Hong Kong 0

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Tabarak Dar: The bowlers had got tired [after the early burst]. We were bit disappointed that we couldn't finish it off. The left-arm spinners bowled well and put Pakistan on the back foot and under pressure. I think we won a few sessions of play but we couldn't finish it off. That's the difference between professional cricketers and part-time cricketers.

Man of the Match : Sohail Tanvir : "I was looking for that kind of performance with the bat;. I had not got many chances before, didn't do well in couple of chance I had got but I did well; I think I became an allrounder in this match. We just wanted to play carefully initially and hit out in the end. I was struggling with bat before and it's good for my confidence and for my team that they have found a allrounder.

Malik: We were struggling a bit but Fawad Alam and Tanvir batted brilliantly. These sort of collapses happen in cricket. Every day is a new day and there are lessons to be learnt. Next game is against India and there is no margin for error there. I don't want to lose even one game in this tournament."

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37.2
W
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, OUT, Nadeem Ahmed swings a flighted delivery on the legs to deep midwicket. And it's all over. Abbas won't come out to bat and the game is done.

Nadeem Ahmed c Misbah-ul-Haq b Fawad Alam 2 (13m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

37.1
0
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, no run,

END OF OVER:
37 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | HKG: 133/8 (156 runs required from 12.4 overs, RR: 3.59, RRR: 12.00)

  • Nadeem Ahmed2 (12b)
  • Younis Khan1-0-3-1
  • Fawad Alam2-0-8-0
36.6
W
Younis Khan to Najeeb Amar, OUT, it lands full on the middle stump, the batsman doesn't connect with the sweep shot and is struck in front

Najeeb Amar lbw b Younis Khan 21 (25m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

36.5
1
Younis Khan to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run, short and turning away from the off stump, cut through point
36.4
0
Younis Khan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run, full and on the leg and middle line, driven back
36.3
0
Younis Khan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run, pushed to the off side

Hong Kong 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
27Tabarak DarSkhawat Ali
1Skhawat AliIrfan Ahmed
0KH ButtIrfan Ahmed
4KH ButtCK Kruger
13KH ButtZain Abbas
31Zain AbbasJJ Atkinson
16Tabarak DarZain Abbas
10Tabarak DarMunir Dar
24Najeeb AmarMunir Dar
7Najeeb AmarNadeem Ahmed
0Afzaal HaiderNadeem Ahmed