The second match of Asia Cup 2018 will be played between Pakistan and Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Pakistan is coming up with a 5-0 series win over Zimbabwe and should off the mark with a win in the Asia Cup as well.
Both Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq scored plenty runs in Zimbabwe and will be hoping for the same here in UAE as well. And Pakistan's bowling has been excellent for the last 12 months and experience of playing cricket in UAE will also help them.
On the other hand, Hong Kong won the Asia Cup qualifiers tournament and they have nothing to lose here and will look to put up a good fight against the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winners.
All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Pakistan take on Hong Kong in the second game of Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai :
2 - Pakistan have won both the ODIs they played against Hong Kong. Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 173 runs in 2004's Asia Cup and by 155 runs in Asia Cup 2008.
4 - Hong Kong has played 4 matches in the Asia Cup tournament so far and lost all of them.
8 - Pakistan is on an 8-ODI matches winning streak in the UAE. Since their last ODI defeat (vs Eng in Nov 2015) in UAE, they beat West Indies by 3-0 in October 2016 and Sri Lanka by 5-0 in October 2017.
118 - Shoaib Malik played 118 runs knock against Hong Kong at Colombo during Asia Cup 2004 and also took 4 wickets haul in the same match.
133 - Fakhar Zaman's ODI batting average in 2018. He has scored total 665 runs in just 9 innings with 2 hundreds and 4 fifties in this year.
802 - Babar Azam has scored 802 runs at an impressive average of 89.11 in 12 ODIs he played in UAE. He scored 5 hundreds and 3 fifties in these 12 games.
1973 - Babar Azam has scored 1973 runs in 44 ODI innings so far and if he completes 2000 runs in his next innings, will become the joint second fastest after Hashim Amla (40 innings) to reach 2000 runs in ODI cricket.