finishes it off in style, a length ball on middle and off, a one-handed six over extra cover, Amjad's going to be talking about that shot for a long,long time, a famous win for Hong Kong, a day to forget for Bangladesh, though they have qualified for the Super 10s
Well, what a rollercoaster that was, another demonstration that low-scoring Twenty20s can be thrillers as well.
Nadeem Ahmed is the Man of the Match: "This effort is dedicated to my parents, who put in a lot of work for my cricket. There was nothing in the wicket, sometimes it was keeping low, sometimes it slides through, just wanted to use that. Great experience playing in front of big crowds."
James: "That definitely gives HK something to take from the tournament. Nepal also have plenty of positives to take. Bangladesh go through, and congratulations to them. It's their party, after all. Bit disappointed in Afghanistan after their excellent showing in the Asia Cup. Ireland to get through tomorrow to represent the associates? Let's hope so (sorry, Zim fans!)."
Sakush KC: "Group A: Full Circle Nepal won Afghanistan won Hong Kong won Bangladesh won Nepal. Entertainment at its best! "
akshdp: "seeing a trend here at T20.. when needed a single to win.. SIX becomes a safe shot because of the field coming in... also the gives a Style Finish.."
Mushfiqur Rahim: "It is a positive that we qualified for the Super 10s. Probably, we didn't read the wicket very well, we thought it was a 140 wicket. Rubel Hossain is not doing good, let's see how he is tomorrow."
Neil Atkinson: "Biggest win in our history. We've got a couple of tournaments at the Associate level coming up, and we are looking to build on what we have achieved here."
Yogesh: "Meanwhile, a minor record stands for Nepal. They didn't bowl a single wide or a no ball in the whole tournament. They are the only team to do that ever in T20 world cup tournament ;)"
That's a wrap from us. Thanks everyone for all the comments over an enthralling day that showcased how much talent is there in Associate cricket. See you all tomorrow. G'night.
The field comes in
flighted ball, length ball is driven towards deep extra cover, Hong Kong have levelled the scores
hello, a lofted drive over extra cover, just a chip that fetches him a couple, brings it down to three needed
Razzak's first ball is driven towards long-on for a single, five needed off five now
Tense faces everywhere, in the stands, on the Hong Kong bench, and in the middle
on the pads, defended towards short midwicket, the crowd roar as it is a dot ball, six needed off the final over
length ball is pushed towards sweeper cover for a risk-free two
full ball on off stump, driven towards long-off for a single, eight needed from eight
nothing close about that, Afzal wanted to launch that into orbit with a massive slog, he missed and the stumps are a mess, he won't be looking back at this innings fondly, it was woeful batting
goes for a big swipe, he misses and that just misses leg stump, close call that
that was a horrible delivery, but nearly got him a wicket, that was a half-tracker that was heading down the leg side, somehow gets entangled in the batsman's body and is nearly dragged on to the stumps
Big test for Sabbir Rahman as well, he's bowling his first over in a crunch situation
blocked back to the bowler to end an over, in which there were only two leg-byes and the wicket of Dar
another twist to this extraordinary game, Dar is gone lbw, Hong Kong have lost their seventh, can they hold their nerve to complete the upset? that was a length ball pitching just outside off and heading towards off, Dar missed it and no doubt about that umpiring decision
off the pads for another leg-bye, towards short fine leg
keeps low after pitching back of a length, defended to the leg side
spinning away after pitching on middle, defended from deep in the crease
an lbw appeal but was going down, off the pads behind square leg for a leg-bye
Yousuf from Chi: "Munir you Beauty!!! Highest scorer of the game and if HK wins probably the MOM of the game too!!! GO HK you got our support!
Daniel Alexande: "Two upsets in a day, World T20 has come alive #MoreUpsetsToFollow"
Aalok: "Ohh Munir you should have opened the batting with Irfan."
full ball on middle and off, squeezed out towards mid-on
full ball is slapped towards deep point for a single
thick edge for four more, Dar going for a wild swipe and gets it nowhere near the middle, still enough to fly wide of the keeper for four more, Hong Kong getting close now
after taking 10 off the first two deliveries, he defends the third to the off side
what a hit that is! right out of the middle and clobbers that over the bowler's head for six, till now his main scoring strokes had been dabs and sweeps, this one is as clean a hit as you will see
Subho: "BCCI should invest in Nepal's cricket and also should give opportunity to Nepal to play against our top Ranji Teams!!"
a short ball, Dar goes for the pull and there's a top edge, it sends the ball; high but also fine, too fine for the man in the deep and that's a boundary
How much of a sportsman's story do you need to know?
Great to knock off a Test nation - Atkinson
Bangladesh chastened after scare
Nerves, dives and relief
|Haseeb Amjad||not out||12||6|
|Nadeem Ahmed||not out||2||2|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 3)|
|Total||114(8 wkts; 19.4 ovs)|