Player of the Match
Player of the Match
115dThe Bulletin by Mathew Varghese

India thrash sorry Hong Kong

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team marked the 25th anniversary of India's World Cup triumph with an emphatic 256-run win over Hong Kong in Karachi

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
109(96) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 43 runs
  • 0x4 - 5x6
10 0 6 2 18 20 46 7
SK Raina
101(68) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 38 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 12 18 38 19 14

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Chawla
O10
M2
R23
W4
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Sehwag
O2.5
M0
R5
W2
Eco1.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

So a rather easy for the Indians. Hang on for the post-match ceremony

Dar The spinners bowled well again today. Our pace bowlers had problem bowling on these flat tracks.

Man of the Match: Suresh Raina: "I played really well here and hopefully will maintain the tempo against Pakistan. They bowled really well in 25 to 35 overs. Dhoni just asked me to play my natural game. I just played straight. We are ready for the important game against Pakistan.

Dhoni: "It was a good game to start of the tournament. It was good to win the toss; I had lost quite a few in earlier tournaments including the IPL. We got a good start and after that Raina played well. We practised taking singles and twos in the middle overs. If you score runs against sides like Hong Kong they would say you just scored against them! It was good opportunity for them as well, they will learn a lot from this experience. I have made a conscious effort to bat up the order. May be if I had batted in the final in Bangladesh, there might have been a different result, may be. I will bat up now on."

That's it from us. Alvida!

36.5
W
Sehwag to Nadeem Ahmed, OUT, Caught by Dhoni. It held its line after landing around the off stump line, he got a thin nick to defensive poke. Game over.

Nadeem Ahmed c †Dhoni b Sehwag 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

36.4
W
Sehwag to Afzaal Haider, OUT, does it on his own with a yorker. Really full on the middle stump and he played all around it

Afzaal Haider b Sehwag 0 (8m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

36.3
0
Sehwag to Afzaal Haider, no run, huge shout for lbw but not given. The front leg was pressed across and he couldn't get back his bat around it in time. It hit him in front of middle and leg, umpire reckons it would have gone down leg
36.2
0
Sehwag to Afzaal Haider, no run, flighted outside off, driven to mid-off
36.1
0
Sehwag to Afzaal Haider, no run,

END OF OVER:
36 | 8 Runs | HKG: 118/8 (257 runs required from 13.1 overs, RR: 3.27, RRR: 18.35)

  • Najeeb Amar13 (16b)
  • Afzaal Haider0 (6b)
  • Yusuf Pathan10-0-37-1
  • Virender Sehwag2-0-5-0
35.6
4
Pathan to Najeeb Amar, FOUR runs, turning away and cut through backward point

Hong Kong 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Tabarak DarSkhawat Ali
2nd45Tabarak DarJJ Atkinson
3rd5KH ButtJJ Atkinson
4th0CK KrugerJJ Atkinson
5th13Irfan AhmedCK Kruger
6th24JPR LamsamIrfan Ahmed
7th8JPR LamsamMunir Dar
8th10JPR LamsamNajeeb Amar
9th9Afzaal HaiderNajeeb Amar
10th0Najeeb AmarNadeem Ahmed