India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup today match, Hong Kong team dangerous, see how India was 4 years ago – Hong Kong almost beat India in Asia Cup 2018 ThePipaNews

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Dubai: The second match of the Indian team in the Asia Cup is today 31 August against Hong Kong. The match will be held at the Dubai International Stadium. This is the first match between India and Hong Kong in T20 cricket. Before this, India and Hong Kong fought at this ground in the Asia Cup four years ago.

Rohit Sharma led India in the Asia Cup held four years ago. Then regular captain Virat Kohli was rested. Batting first, the Indian team scored 285 runs for 7 wickets. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 127 and Ambati Radiu scored 60 runs. Hong Kong bowled brilliantly in the last few overs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni couldn’t even crack a pumpkin. India could not even score 50 runs in the last 10 overs.

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Hong Kong’s Anshuman Roth and Nizkat Khan kept the Indian bowlers at bay for 34 overs to chase down India’s target of victory. India had bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. However, Hong Kong’s opening pair did not produce wickets. Rath and Khan made a partnership of 174 runs for the first wicket. Hong Kong suffered due to the lack of experienced batsmen in the middle order. There was a time when they needed 112 off 96 balls to win by 10 wickets.

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Rath was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 73 runs. Then Khan returned to 92 runs. Hong Kong could score 259 runs in 50 overs and India won the match by 26 runs.

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However, the Hong Kong team is in great form now. They have won 3 matches in a row in Asia Cup Qualifiers. Nikat Khan is the captain of the team. Frontline batting is good and can be dangerous for India.

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