IND vs HK, Asia Cup Live Updates: Virat Kohli completes 50 off 40 balls as he and Suryakumar Yadav look to take India to a strong score against Hong Kong. Suryakumar gave India’s innings some much-needed impetus after the top three batsmen struggled to score runs freely.
Earlier, India captain Rohit Sharma failed to play a big innings as he was dismissed for 21 by Hong Kong’s Aayush Shukla. KL Rahul also struggled in the middle and scored 36 runs in 39 balls.
He was dismissed by Mohammad Ghazanfar in the 13th over. Hong Kong bowled brilliantly in the first 10 overs as the Indian batsmen struggled to hit boundaries.
India made a change in their playing XI from the last game as Rishabh Pant replaced Hardik Pandya, who has been rested. Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to field first against India in the Asia Cup Group A match on Wednesday. After defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in a nail-biter, India eye an automatic spot in Super 4.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will try to keep Hong Kong away from any intimidation, as it did in the 2018 edition. Competition. Notably, India registered a narrow 26-run win over Hong Kong at the time, as the latter suffered a batting collapse after a good start.
Hong Kong will look to make their mark on the big stage in Dubai after winning all three of their qualifying matches to make it to the main draw of the Six Nations tournament, which serves as a tune-up for the T20 World Cup in October. -november.