India survive Hong Kong scare to confirm Super Four berth

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 18, 2018.

India survive Hong Kong scare to confirm Super Four berth

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 18, 2018.

by Ahson Afzal
Sep 18, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    For three glorious hours, Hong Kong believed. And they made the cricket world believe with them. It would have been amongst the biggest upsets in cricket history, a nation that had lost its ODI status months back stunning the second-ranked big daddy of the cricket world. But then the reality struck in the form of India's much greater experience, which was enough to squeeze out a 26-run win.

    If ever there was a victor feeling harried and the vanquished feeling close to triumphant, it was on Tuesday. Hong Kong may have been knocked out of the Asia Cup 2018, but they struck another telling blow for the Associate cause. India meanwhile, will have to shake off the after-effects of an intense, full-length match in sapping conditions and wake up on the morrow for the most draining match of all, against Pakistan.

    Shikhar Dhawan's 14th ODI century had carried India to 285 for 7, with Hong Kong's bowlers negating a powerful start to allow only 48 runs in the last ten overs. They carried that buoyant momentum with them when they came out to bat, with openers Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath putting on a 174-run partnership, the highest for Hong Kong in ODIs. But Hong Kong couldn't quite apply the finishing touches.
     
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