Asia Cup 2018: Cricket fraternity lauds Hong Kong’s fight against India

Hong Kong gave a mighty scare to India despite losing by 26 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan scored his 14th ODI ton | GettyIndia opened their account in the Asia Cup 2018 by defeating minnows Hong Kong in their first match on September 18 by 26 runs.

India had batted first and put on 285/7 runs on board thanks to 127 by Shikhar Dhawan and a fifty by Ambati Rayudu. Hong Kong bowlers especially Kinchit Shah, who took three wickets, brought the scoring down in the last 10 overs where India scored 47 runs.

When Hong Kong openers Anshuman Rath and Nizakat Khan came out to bat, no one gave them a chance to chase down such a big total. But the duo put on 174 runs for the first wicket with Nizakat making 92 and Anshuman making 73. At one point everyone thought that HK might gain a shocking upset, but debutant Khaleel Ahmed and the spin twins came to the party and stopped HK on 259/8 and won the game by 26 runs.

Though India won the match, Hong Kong got all the praise for their fight and the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to applaud their efforts.

Here are some of the tweets:


By Jatin Sharma - 19 Sep, 2018

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