IND Vs HKG T20 Asia Cup Match Report Today: India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in their first match.
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Indian Cricket Team has Asia Cup Have taken another step towards retaining the title. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team defeated Hong Kong by 40 runs without any trouble in their second match of the group stage of the tournament. With this, Team India made its place in the Super Four round. India once again continued its winning journey in Dubai itself. Suryakumar Yadav And after Virat Kohli’s half-century, Team India stepped into the second round with the help of bowlers.
Suryakumar reached the big score
On Wednesday 31st August, the Indian team had entered the field with only one intention and that was to cement its place in the Super Four. Team India did this easily. Suryakumar Yadav played an explosive innings, on the basis of which the Indian team could reach 192 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Suryakumar scored an unbeaten 68 in just 26 balls, which included 6 fours and 6 sixes. Out of this, 3 consecutive and a total of 4 sixes came in the last over of the innings. Surya shared a 98-run partnership with Kohli. At the same time, in response, Hong Kong also put in full force with the bat and scored 152 runs for the loss of just 5 wickets while playing the entire 20 overs.
Rahul is disappointed again
Hong Kong may have lost, but the team definitely impressed in both the departments. Team captain Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to bowl first and captain Rohit Sharma started fast for India, but after his wicket fell in the fourth over, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli could not maintain the pace of runs. Both struggled to collect boundaries. The spinners of Hong Kong cracked down on him. There was a partnership of 56 runs between the two, but 49 balls were spent in it.
Kohli’s Fifty, Surya’s Dhamaal
Rahul stayed at the crease for a long time, but was dismissed after playing a slower innings than ODIs. By the 13th over, India’s score was 94 for 2 wickets and from here Suryakumar came and started fireworks. Surya, sweeping his first two balls, deposited fours and then rained runs. Meanwhile, Kohli completed his half-century in 40 balls, after which Surya scored a hat-trick of sixes in the first three balls in the last over and gave fifty in just 22 balls. Surya scored 26 runs from the last over. Kohli returned unbeaten on 59 runs in 44 balls (1 four, 3 sixes).
Hong Kong showed the power of the bat
After the lethal performance of the Indian bowlers against Pakistan, it was expected that Hong Kong could be dealt with easily, but it did not happen. However, Hong Kong had lost Yasim Mortaza’s wicket in the second over by Arshdeep Singh, but Babar Hayat (41 runs) at the crease made it rain. This left-handed batsman fiercely took the boundary and took the team past 50 in the powerplay. However, from here the runs started tightening. The Hong Kong batsmen could not easily score runs in front of the spin of Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal.
It had become difficult for Hong Kong to reach the target and that is why in the 17th over, Virat Kohli was also given the ball, in which 6 runs came. However, in the 19th over, Zeeshan Ali (26 runs, 17 balls) and Scott McHinney (16 runs, 8 balls) took 21 runs off Avesh Khan, hitting 2 sixes and 2 fours, while Arshdeep scored 2 fours in the last over. Definitely reached 152 runs. For Team India, Avesh Khan (4 overs, 53 runs, 1 wicket) and Arshdeep (4 overs, 44 runs, 1 wicket) were definitely a cause for some concern.