Asia Cup, Hong Kong vs Pakistan: Key highlights

Pakistan started its Asia Cup campaign with a dominant eight-wicket win over Hong Kong.

Pakistan's opener Imam-ul-Haq prepares to play the cut in his team's chase of 117. Photo: AP


TOSS UPDATE: Hong Kong wins toss, chooses to bat.


Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan, Anshuman Rath (c, wk), Babar Hayat, KD Shah, C Carter, Ehsan Khan, Aizaz Khan, SS McKechnie, Tanwir Afzal, Ehsan Nawaz, Nadeem Ahmed.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan.


It's one of those rare occasions when an Associate team plays an ICC Full Member. Hong Kong, captained by the 20-year-old Anshuman Rath, takes on Pakistan, the ICC Champions Trophy winner in 2017.

In what was a mismatch on Saturday, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 137 runs at the same venue, and Pakistan would hope to avoid taking its opponent lightly on Sunday.

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