2nd Match, Group A, Dubai (DSC), September 16, 2018, Asia Cup
(23.4/50 ov, T:117) 120/2

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 158 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Hong Kong INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Nizakat Khan run out (Shadab Khan)1311-20118.18
Anshy Rath (c)c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Faheem Ashraf1934-3055.88
Babar Hayat st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan729-0024.13
Christopher Carter c Imam-ul-Haq b Hasan Ali214-0014.28
Kinchit Shah c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali2650-1052.00
Ehsan Khan lbw b Shadab Khan02-000.00
Aizaz Khan  b Usman Shinwari2747-2157.44
Scott McKechnie lbw b Usman Shinwari03-000.00
Tanwir Afzal  b Usman Shinwari01-000.00
Ehsan Nawaz run out (sub [Mohammad Nawaz]/Hasan Ali/†Sarfaraz Ahmed)921-1042.85
Nadeem Ahmed not out 911-1081.81
Extras(w 4)4
TOTAL37.1 Ov (RR: 3.12)116
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Nizakat Khan, 4.3 ov), 2-32 (Anshy Rath, 8.5 ov), 3-39 (Christopher Carter, 13.2 ov), 4-44 (Babar Hayat, 16.1 ov), 5-44 (Ehsan Khan, 16.3 ov), 6-97 (Aizaz Khan, 30.2 ov), 7-97 (Scott McKechnie, 30.5 ov), 8-97 (Tanwir Afzal, 30.6 ov), 9-99 (Kinchit Shah, 33.1 ov), 10-116 (Ehsan Nawaz, 37.1 ov)
Mohammad Amir712002.85292000
Usman Shinwari7.311932.53362010
30.2 to Aizaz Khan, bowled im! A cracker of a ball too. Quick. Pitched-up. And almost insanely - it darts in off the pitch. There is sideways movement in the UAE! Usman puts everything he has into this, a bolt upright seam helping it to change direction after kissing the surface. Aizaz is slow to come forward. He leaves a big gap as he tries to defend and the ball hurtles through it. Exceptional bowling. 97/6
30.5 to SS McKechnie, plumb in front as Usman goes for the yorker. McKechnie shuffles all the way across his stumps and falls over while playing the flick. He misses. The ball thuds into his pads, perfectly in line with middle. Umpire Shah raises the finger but the two Hong Kong batsmen come up to discuss taking a review, but they take way too long to make the sign. 97/7
30.6 to Tanwir Afzal, off stump takes a beating. It's too quick. It's perfectly on target. And what can a tail-ender do against something so menacing. Afzal barely presents a shot to it, stuck in the crease, poking his bat out almost in apology. Another sensational indipper from round the wicket. 97/8
Faheem Ashraf401012.50181010
8.5 to Anshuman Rath, got him! Rath's early penchant for hanging the bat inside the line has returned and cost him his wicket. Slightly short of a length from Faheem, pushed across the corridor. Rath has barely moved across from his leg stump guard as he looks to run this down to third man. A thin edge, carries nicely to the keeper. 32/2
Hasan Ali7.101922.65271000
13.2 to C Carter, chips it to extra cover. Walks down the pitch at a short of a length ball, looks to power it through the off side. It's feeble and it's straight to the fielder. The slide continues. The runs aren't coming. A desperate shot from Carter.. 39/3
33.1 to KD Shah, finds backward point and that is the last specialist batsman gone. Kinchit's vigil ends tamely. It's a length ball utside off, he looks to slice it on the rise but it ends up stopping on him and he can only lob it for Shadab. A good knock that less than three overs ago seemed to have rescued his team. But the slide seems unstoppable now. 99/9
Shadab Khan813123.87324010
16.1 to Babar Hayat, stumped by a mile. The perfect introduction for Shadab Khan in this Asia Cup. Dribbles out his googly. The batsman doesn't pick it. He's charging out of his crease to hammer the ball over the top. But when it spins in, he's desperately out of place. Goes through with his shot, gets beaten on the inside edge and Sarfraz does the rest. Simple. Too simple.. 44/4
16.3 to Ehsan Khan, traps him lbw! And it's the googly again. He's ridiculously accurate with that ball, pitching it on a length just outside off. Ehsan thinks it's a legbreak again and goes back to deal with it, but when it breaks in, he's panicking. He ends up flicking across the line, deep in his crease, and is struck in line with middle stump. 44/5
Shoaib Malik301705.6670110
Fakhar Zaman0.30000.0030000
Pakistan INNINGS (Target: 117 runs from 50 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq not out 5069-3172.46
Fakhar Zaman c †McKechnie b Ehsan Khan2427-2188.88
Babar Azam c †McKechnie b Ehsan Khan3336-3191.66
Shoaib Malik not out 911-1081.81
Extras(nb 1, w 3)4
TOTAL23.4 Ov (RR: 5.07)120/2
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Fakhar Zaman, 8.1 ov), 2-93 (Babar Azam, 20.2 ov)
Tanwir Afzal421303.25201110
Ehsan Nawaz402706.75111111
Aizaz Khan3.401905.18133000
Ehsan Khan803424.25262010
8.1 to Fakhar Zaman, celebrappeal from Ehsan Khan and umpire Shah yields to it. Zaman has to go, caught behind, and it's a pretty epic grab too. McKechnie ends up having to juggle it a bit - the ball bouncing off his leg and up into his hands - but he does stay in control of the ball, which can't be said about Zaman, who cuts a ball that isn't quite wide enough and gets a bottom edge. 41/1
20.2 to Babar Azam, caught behind as he makes room to cut a ball spinning into off stump. Skids through under his bat, picking up a bottom edge and into the keeper's gloves. Another lovely take from McKechnie. 93/2
Nadeem Ahmed402706.75122100
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TossHong Kong, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Usman Shinwari
Match numberODI no. 4037
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-19.00 Interval 19.00-19.45, Second Session 19.45-23.15
Match days16 September 2018 - day (50-over match)
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
South Africa
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Menon
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsPakistan 2, Hong Kong 0
  • Hong Kong innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 84 runs, 8 wickets)
  • Drinks: Hong Kong - 42/3 in 15.0 overs (Babar Hayat 6, KD Shah 1)
  • Hong Kong: 50 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 1
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (KD Shah 23, Aizaz Khan 25, Ex 2)
  • Over 28.3: Review by Hong Kong (Batting), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batsman - Aizaz Khan (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Hong Kong - 97/6 in 30.2 overs (KD Shah 25)
  • Hong Kong: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (201 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Hong Kong - 116/10 in 37.1 overs (Nadeem Ahmed 9)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Dinner: Pakistan - 35/0 in 7.0 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 10, Fakhar Zaman 23)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 74 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (69 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 12.4: Review by Hong Kong (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batsman - Imam-ul-Haq (Struck down)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Imam-ul-Haq 18, Babar Azam 32, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (128 balls), Extras 3
  • Imam-ul-Haq: 50 off 69 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)