523304364 AS Cricket - Asia Cup: India to take on minnows HK with eye on Pakistan tie

Asia Cup: India to take on minnows HK with eye on Pakistan tie

Favourites India will look to sweep aside minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener on Tuesday and prepare for the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan the next day.

IND
7-285 (Ov: 50.0)
vs
HK
8-259 (Ov: 50.0)

India win by 26 runs

Favourites India will look to sweep aside minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener on Tuesday and prepare for the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan the next day.
Hong Kong, expectedly, lost to Pakistan by eight wickets in their first game. India, who even without talismanic skipper Virat Kohli, should give them the same treatment.
Under Rohit Sharma's captaincy and with experienced M.S. Dhoni in their ranks, India will look to get their combination right in the first game before the tougher test of Pakistan on which all eyes will rest.
Besides Rohit, the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul and Kedar Jadhav add teeth to their batting while in the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal throw up a lot of variety.
The Asia Cup will once again bring to the fore Dhoni's batting frailties with age as his strike rate has been below par in recent limited overs matches. The celebrated former India captain, known for his big hitting skills, has been a pale shadow of his former self lately and will once again come under the scanner if the same trend continues.
India's middle order is an issue too and needs to be resolved ahead of the World Cup next year.
The Bumrah-Bhuvneshwar combination will be back in action along with the Kuldeep-Chahal combination, which has been a steady set-up for past one year.
Back in the mix after a back injury, Bhuvneshwar will also look to use the Hong Kong game as a warm-up ahead of the Pakistan tie.
He recently came back to competitive cricket for India A against South Africa A.

Squads
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.
Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (Captain), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammed, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Raag Kapur, Scott McKehnie, Tanvir Ahmed, Tanvir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.

Over 50. 3 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 8-259(rr 5.18)
50.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni. India were given a real scare against Hong Kong but in the end they showed their class with the ball to finish out the match. Hong Kong can be very proud of their efforts after breaking multiple records, including their highest ODI score batting second and their first 100 run opening partnership. That partnership was the key and had Rath and Nizakat stuck around for a little while longer who knows what could have happened.It has been a very tough first game for India and they will have to recover quickly before taking on Pakistan tomorrow.
50.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
50.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
50.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Sharma.
50.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Nawaz. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
50.1 OUT! Caught & Bowled. Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to silly mid on, by Ahmed. Deceived by a very good slower ball. He was through the shot too early and Khaleel finished it off with the simplest of catches.
Over 49. 7 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 7-256(rr 5.22)
49.6 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Misses his yorker and gets punished down the ground.
49.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
49.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
49.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tanwir Afzal. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
49.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to gully for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
49.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Slower length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 48. 3 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 7-249(rr 5.19)
48.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
48.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
48.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
48.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
48.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Tanwir Afzal. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
48.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
Over 47. 11 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 7-246(rr 5.23)
47.6 SIX! Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Chinaman half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Touch on the full side and Hong Kong have not given up just yet.
47.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
47.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Tanwir Afzal. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
47.3 OUT! Stumped. Kuldeep Yadav to Scott McKechnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Dhoni. Kuldeep has the last say. Spinning it away from the batsman as he advanced and MS Dhoni did the rest.
47.2 FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav to Scott McKechnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Outrageous batting. Changing his stance just as the ball is delivered and reverse-sweeping brilliantly over the two fielders stationed behind point.
47.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Ehsan Khan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 46. 5 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 6-235(rr 5.11)
46.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
46.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
46.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Scott McKechnie. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Thakur.
46.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Ahmed.
46.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Yorker, outside off stump down the track driving, bottom edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Jadhav.
46.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 45. 3 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 6-230(rr 5.11)
45.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
45.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Scott McKechnie. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
45.4 OUT! L.B.W. Yuzvendra Chahal to Aizaz Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. Brilliant googly on the money and Aizaz plays all around a straight one. The umpire raises his finger straight away and there is no complaints with that decision.
45.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track working, inside edge to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
45.2 OUT! Caught. Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Slider half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to point, by Dhawan. Fired in and sliding across the left-hander. Kinchit swings the bat with plenty of menace but slices the ball up into the air, not that far outside the ring.
45.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 44. 7 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 4-227(rr 5.16)
44.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Rayudu.
44.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
44.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
44.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
44.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
44.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 43. 13 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 4-220(rr 5.12)
43.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
43.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
43.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 3 runs, fielded by Dhawan.
43.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Thakur, fielded by Kumar.
43.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
43.1 SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. A sweet hit, going with the spin. Its a big boundary out there and he had enough power to clear it.
Over 42. 4 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 4-207(rr 4.93)
42.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Length ball, down leg side down the track working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
42.6 Wide Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Slower length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
42.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
42.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
42.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
42.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ehsan Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
42.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kinchit Shah. Length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
Over 41. 5 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 4-203(rr 4.95)
41.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
41.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
41.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
41.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Ehsan Khan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.
41.2 OUT! Caught. Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Hayat. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dhoni. With that could be the hopes of a Hong Kong victory. Huge swing of the bat from Hayat and very wild. Small edge through to the keeper and the finger goes up.
41.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Kinchit Shah. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 40. 7 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 3-198(rr 4.95)
40.6 SIX! Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Bludgeoned back down the ground. Pure power from Babar and he is crucial to this chase.
40.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
40.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
40.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
40.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Kinchit Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
40.1 OUT! Caught. Khaleel Ahmed to Christopher Carter. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dhoni. Carter has not looked comfortable since coming to the crease, especially against the pace of Khaleel. He was trying to run it down for a single but all he did was find the gloves of MS Dhoni.
Over 39. 8 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 2-191(rr 4.90)
39.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
39.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
39.4 SIX! Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Babar Hayat has not been picking Kuldeep until now. Massive hit back over the bowlers head.
39.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
39.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly back of a length, off stump down the track pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
39.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 38. 6 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 2-183(rr 4.82)
38.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Christopher Carter. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, run save by Dhoni.
38.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
38.4 FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Great use of the feet and a much needed boundary for Hong Kong.
38.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
38.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Babar Hayat. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
38.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Christopher Carter. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 37. 2 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 2-177(rr 4.78)
37.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
37.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
37.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
37.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
37.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Christopher Carter. Chinaman half volley, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
37.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 36. 1 run. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 2-175(rr 4.86)
36.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Christopher Carter. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
36.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Christopher Carter. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
36.4 OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. Maiden ODI wicket and that is now both of the Hong Kong openers back in the shed in the space of two overs. Splendid innings from Nizakat but he was tiring and played all around a straight delivery.
36.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
36.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away Steer, to backward point for no runs, shy attempt by Karthik.
36.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
36.1 Wide Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 35. no runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 1-174(rr 4.97)
35.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
35.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
35.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
35.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
35.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Hayat. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
35.1 OUT! Caught. Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Sharma. Finally the breakthrough for India. Rath is furious with himself after picking out Rohit at short extra. The next batsman in will have to keep up with the run-rate but it is tough starting against quality spinners.
Over 34. 7 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 0-174(rr 5.12)
34.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
34.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
34.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
34.3 FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Bit of fancy footwork and Khaleel throws it wide seeing Nizakat move towards the legside. The batsman is seeing the ball beautifully though and he just throws the hands at it, carving the ball over the top.
34.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, to leg no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
34.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
Over 33. 3 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-167(rr 5.06)
33.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni. Big 17 overs coming up for both sides after drinks.
33.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
33.4 APPEAL! Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to short third man for 1 run, direct hit by Yadav, appeal made for Run Out. Rath makes his ground comfortably but gets a mouthful of dirt for his troubles.
33.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
33.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
33.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
Over 32. 7 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-164(rr 5.12)
32.6 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
32.5 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
32.4 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
32.3 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
32.2 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Kumar.
32.1 SIX! Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Very short and even though the ball doesnt bounce too much Rath is able to get under it, generating height and power.
Over 31. 13 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Hong Kong: 0-157(rr 5.06)
31.6 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
31.5 FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Wayward bowling and easy for the batsman to tickle off the legs.
31.4 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
31.3 FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Slog, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Streaky boundary down to third man. Everything has gone Hong Kongs way today.
31.2 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
31.1 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 30. 5 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-144(rr 4.80)
30.6 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Arm length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
30.5 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed. Pressure is beginning to show. Loose shot from Nizakat and he is fortunate that the ball doesnt loop to the fielder.
30.4 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, down leg side backing away driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
30.3 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Arm length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
30.2 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
30.1 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 29. 4 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-139(rr 4.79)
29.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
29.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
29.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, to leg down the track Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
29.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
29.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Jadhav. Fifty for the Hong Kong captain. His 7th in ODIs.
29.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
Over 28. 2 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-135(rr 4.82)
28.6 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
28.5 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Arm length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
28.4 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
28.3 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
28.2 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
28.1 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 27. 2 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-133(rr 4.93)
27.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
27.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Quicker ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
27.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
27.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
27.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
27.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 26. 1 run. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-131(rr 5.04)
26.6 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
26.5 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
26.4 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
26.3 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
26.2 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break yorker, to leg on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
26.1 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 25. 6 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-130(rr 5.20)
25.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
25.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
25.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
25.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
25.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Thakur.
25.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 24. 3 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-124(rr 5.17)
24.6 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
24.5 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni. Boundaries have dried up slightly. Will that bring about a rash shot from one of the two batsmen?
24.4 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
24.3 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
24.2 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
24.1 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
Over 23. 2 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-121(rr 5.26)
23.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
23.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
23.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
23.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
23.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
23.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
Over 22. 4 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-119(rr 5.41)
22.6 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
22.5 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
22.4 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
22.3 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
22.2 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Kumar.
22.1 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-115(rr 5.48)
21.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side down the track driving, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
21.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
21.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
21.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
21.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side down the track working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
21.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Slider back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thakur.
Over 20. 6 runs. Bowler: Kedar Jadhav. Hong Kong: 0-110(rr 5.50)
20.6 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
20.5 Kedar Jadhav to Anshy Rath. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
20.4 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
20.3 FOUR! Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Smacked hard down the ground and just out of reach of the bowler.
20.2 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
20.1 Kedar Jadhav to Nizakat Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-104(rr 5.47)
19.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
19.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
19.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
19.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
19.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
19.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
Over 18. 9 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-101(rr 5.61)
18.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
18.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
18.5 Wide Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni. 100 run opening partnership. The first time ever in Hong Kong history in ODIs.
18.4 FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Good use of the feet and lifted into the deep. Much needed boundary with runs starting to dry up.
18.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
18.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
18.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-92(rr 5.41)
17.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
17.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
17.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
17.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
17.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
17.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
Over 16. 2 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-91(rr 5.69)
16.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
16.5 APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Spot on from the umpire. Pitched outside leg stump so cant be given out, even if the googly would have gone onto crash into the stumps.
16.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Dhawan.
16.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
16.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
16.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 15. 6 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-89(rr 5.93)
15.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
15.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.
15.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
15.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, dropped catch by Chahal.
15.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Slider length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
15.1 FOUR! Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner full toss, to leg down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rare loose delivery and Rath is not in the mood to miss out.
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav. Hong Kong: 0-83(rr 5.93)
14.6 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
14.5 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
14.4 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
14.3 Kuldeep Yadav to Nizakat Khan. Chinaman length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
14.2 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Chinaman length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Jadhav.
14.1 Kuldeep Yadav to Anshy Rath. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
Over 13. 3 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-80(rr 6.15)
13.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
13.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump down the track working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
13.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
13.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
13.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
13.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to square leg for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 12. 17 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Hong Kong: 0-77(rr 6.42)
12.6 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
12.6 Wide Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
12.5 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
12.4 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
12.3 FREE HIT. SIX! Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Clubbed over the rope and that will be fifty for Nizakat. Special moment for the young man.
12.3 No ball Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
12.2 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
12.1 FREE HIT. Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
12.1 FREE HIT. FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run. Takes advantage of the free-hit, slashing outside the off stump and sending the ball flying over short third man.
12.1 No ball Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Hong Kong: 0-60(rr 5.45)
11.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
11.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
11.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
11.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
11.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Nizakat Khan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
11.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
11.1 Wide Yuzvendra Chahal to Anshy Rath. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Hong Kong: 0-56(rr 5.60)
10.6 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Kumar.
10.5 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
10.4 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
10.3 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
10.2 FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Crashed to the rope in a matter of seconds. 50 up for Hong Kong inside the power play.
10.1 APPEAL! Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed, by Dhoni, appeal made for Run Out. Dhoni would usually whip the bails off and the batsman would be left short. Not this time though as Rath times his dive to perfection and makes his ground.
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-47(rr 5.22)
9.6 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Back to back boundaries. Too straight from Bhuvi and the ball is whipped off the body down to the rope.
9.5 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Innovation from Nizakat as he gives himself room to clear the arms and slices it over the top.
9.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
9.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
9.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed.
9.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Hong Kong: 0-37(rr 4.62)
8.6 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
8.5 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thakur.
8.4 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
8.3 Shardul Thakur to Nizakat Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
8.2 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
8.1 Shardul Thakur to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-35(rr 5.00)
7.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
7.5 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Fine tickle off the pads and away for another boundary.
7.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
7.3 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long on for 4 runs. This is some quality batting from the two openers. Nizakat presents the full face of the bat to Kumar and places it past mid on.
7.3 Wide Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Slower ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
7.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
7.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 0-26(rr 4.33)
6.6 FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Take that says Rath. Overpitched and he throws everything he has at the delivery, smashing the ball to the rope.
6.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Kumar.
6.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Thakur.
6.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
6.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
6.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-19(rr 3.80)
5.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
5.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.
5.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
5.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
5.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
5.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 0-17(rr 4.25)
4.6 FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Karthik. Caressed to point and DK should have prevented the boundary.
4.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
4.4 FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Crunched for four. Off the front foot and using the pace to guide the ball behind point.
4.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
4.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
4.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-9(rr 3.00)
3.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
3.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
3.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Kumar.
3.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.
3.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
3.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Rayudu.
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed. Hong Kong: 0-6(rr 3.00)
2.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Anshy Rath. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
2.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, leading edge to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Rayudu.
2.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Thakur.
2.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
2.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
2.1 NEW BALL. Khaleel Ahmed to Nizakat Khan. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hong Kong: 0-5(rr 5.00)
1.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anshy Rath. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
1.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
1.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadhav.
1.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
1.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
NEW BALL. FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nizakat Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not convincing with Nizakat feeling for the ball but not moving his feet. Another slip is immediately brought in.
1.1 Start of Hong Kong Innings.
Over 50. 8 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 7-285(rr 5.70)
50.6 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Off cutter half volley, wide outside off stump moves in front sweeping, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz. India were well set for 300 before the last 10 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fell in close proximity and the incoming batsmen struggled to keep the run-rate high at the end. Dhawan though played superbly at the top when scoring was easier and caressed the ball around the park for a classy 127. His partnership with Rayudu was crucial for India and it laid the platform.Hong Kong fought back well in the end and they will be very happy with the way their bowlers performed in the death overs, especially Kinchit Shah who took 3-39 bowling his off spin. 285 is still a big score though and Hong Kong will have to bat well against a very good bowling attack.
50.5 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Rath.
50.4 OUT! Caught. Aizaz Khan to Shardul Thakur. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Carter. Its hard work to come out and hit from the start on this pitch and Thakur has found out the hard way. No timing on the shot and he finds the deep fielder at long off.
50.3 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, inside edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by McKechnie.
50.2 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed.
50.1 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 49. 2 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 6-277(rr 5.65)
49.6 Kinchit Shah to Shardul Thakur. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
49.5 Kinchit Shah to Shardul Thakur. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
49.4 OUT! Caught. Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Rath. Kinchit has been superb with the ball in hand. He gets his third as Bhuvi drags the ball from outside off stump into the hands of the Hong Kong captain.
49.3 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
49.2 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break short, middle stump down the track pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
49.1 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 48. 4 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 5-275(rr 5.73)
48.6 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Yorker, wide outside off stump moves in front Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
48.5 Aizaz Khan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
48.4 Aizaz Khan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off cutter length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
48.3 Aizaz Khan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
48.2 Aizaz Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Short, outside off stump down the track pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
48.1 Aizaz Khan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
48.1 Wide Aizaz Khan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 47. 3 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 5-271(rr 5.77)
47.6 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
47.5 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
47.4 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
47.3 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
47.2 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Nawaz.
47.1 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 46. 12 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 5-268(rr 5.83)
46.6 SIX! Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Half volley, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Lofted and a lot more. Just a chip but as Jadhav has danced down the wicket he has been able to use his momentum going forward to clear the rope.
46.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Yorker, outside off stump down the track Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
46.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Yorker, to leg down the track working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Shah.
46.4 Wide Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Short, wide outside off stump down the track, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by McKechnie.
46.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Short, outside off stump down the track hooking, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Shah.
46.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
46.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Carter.
Over 45. 3 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 5-256(rr 5.69)
45.6 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
45.5 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shah.
45.4 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, dropped catch by Shah, fielded by Ahmed.
45.3 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
45.2 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shah.
45.1 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 44. 2 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 5-253(rr 5.75)
44.6 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.
44.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Short, outside off stump down the track cutting, bottom edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
44.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
44.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Short, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
44.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
44.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Kedar Jadhav. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
Over 43. 4 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 5-251(rr 5.84)
43.6 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
43.5 Kinchit Shah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
43.4 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
43.3 OUT! Caught. Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Hayat. Hong Kong have taken all of their catches today. Karthik was dragged wide of off stump and couldnt find the gap he was looking for. It was in the vicinity of Hayat who ran around the outfield and made the running catch look very easy.
43.2 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
43.1 Kinchit Shah to Kedar Jadhav. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 42. 6 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 4-247(rr 5.88)
42.6 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Delicate touch and the ball races away to the boundary.
42.5 Ehsan Khan to Kedar Jadhav. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
42.4 OUT! Caught. Ehsan Khan to MS Dhoni. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by McKechnie. Dhoni goes without scoring and the crowd go silent. Little bit of drift away from the batsman and Ehsan gets a feather through to the keeper.
42.3 Ehsan Khan to MS Dhoni. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
42.2 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
42.1 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 41. 4 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 3-241(rr 5.88)
41.6 Kinchit Shah to MS Dhoni. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
41.5 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
41.4 OUT! Caught. Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, top edge in the air uncontrolled to point, by Afzal. The end of a sparkling innings. Tossed up and Kinchit manages to find a touch more bounce which takes the edge of the bat and goes straight up. To add more misery for the bowling team MS Dhoni has walked out to the crease.
41.3 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
41.2 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, dropped catch by Shah, fielded by Ahmed.
41.1 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 40. 13 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 2-237(rr 5.92)
40.6 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
40.5 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
40.4 SIX! Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Way back into the stands. Ever since Dhawan reached hundred he has become a different batsman.
40.3 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
40.2 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Karthik plants his front foot across the stumps and hits with the spin, beating short fine leg.
40.1 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 39. 8 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 2-224(rr 5.74)
39.6 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Khan.
39.5 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
39.4 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
39.3 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
39.2 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
39.1 FOUR! Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break full toss, to leg down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Takes the ball on the full and whips it sweetly into the gap.
Over 38. 9 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 2-216(rr 5.68)
38.6 APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front reverse sweeping, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan, appeal made for L.B.W. Very ambitious shot and appeal to go with it. Dhawan is way outside the line of off stump and the ball would only be clipping the stumps.
38.5 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
38.4 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
38.3 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
38.2 SIX! Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Dhawan doesnt miss two in a row. Down on one knee and hoisted over the rope for his first maximum.
38.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 37. 9 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 2-207(rr 5.59)
37.6 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Afzal.
37.5 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
37.4 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
37.3 FOUR! Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Off the face of the bat and past short fine leg. Hong Kong got excited as it was very close to the pad but Dhawan hasnt missed much today.
37.2 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
37.1 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 36. 9 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 2-198(rr 5.50)
36.6 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed. Hundred number 14 for Shikhar Dhawan. Batting has been made to look very easy when he has been on strike.
36.5 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
36.4 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Tossed up but the line and length was all wrong. It is too easy for Karthik to get on the front foot and place it through the offside.
36.3 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
36.2 Ehsan Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
36.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break full toss, to leg on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
Over 35. 4 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 2-189(rr 5.40)
35.6 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
35.5 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
35.4 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
35.3 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
35.2 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Carter.
35.1 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 34. 7 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 2-185(rr 5.44)
34.6 FREE HIT. Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, Spliced in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
34.6 No ball Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
34.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
34.4 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Dhawan is being tested with some good short balls but he continues to get inside the line and find the rope.
34.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
34.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
34.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 33. 2 runs. Bowler: Kinchit Shah. India: 2-178(rr 5.39)
33.6 Kinchit Shah to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
33.5 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
33.4 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
33.3 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
33.2 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
33.1 Kinchit Shah to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 32. 10 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 2-176(rr 5.50)
32.6 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Creamed for four four all along the floor. Very pleasing on the eye and possibly shot of the day.
32.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
32.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
32.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
32.2 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Dhawan is up to the task this time. Short and he decides to take it on and help the ball around the corner.
32.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, down leg side swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
Over 31. 3 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 2-166(rr 5.35)
31.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by McKechnie. End of a fantastic spell from Nadeem. No wickets to his name but plenty of pressure created from one end.
31.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
31.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
31.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Dinesh Karthik. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
31.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg down the track working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
31.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
Over 30. 2 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 2-163(rr 5.43)
30.6 Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
30.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
30.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
30.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
30.2 OUT! Caught. Ehsan Nawaz to Ambati Rayudu. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by McKechnie. Fantastic glovework from McKechnie. This was banged in short and he is stood up to the stumps, he keeps his eye on the ball though and grabs the deflection above his head. A shining light for Hong Kong.
30.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Shah.
Over 29. 9 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-161(rr 5.55)
29.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
29.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
29.4 SIX! Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Swatted across the line and way back into the stands.
29.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
29.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
29.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 28. 6 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 1-152(rr 5.43)
28.6 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Carter.
28.5 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Carter.
28.4 FOUR! Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Just a little bit of width and flashed past the keeper. Rayudu moves past fifty.
28.3 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan, fielded by Ahmed.
28.2 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
28.1 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
Over 27. 4 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-146(rr 5.41)
27.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
27.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
27.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
27.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by McKechnie.
27.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
27.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
Over 26. 7 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 1-142(rr 5.46)
26.6 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
26.5 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
26.4 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
26.3 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
26.2 FOUR! Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Swivels on the back foot and finds the middle of the bat.
26.1 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 25. 4 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-135(rr 5.40)
25.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Carter.
25.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Afzal, fielded by Carter. Sloppy in the field from Hong Kong. They need to try and create some pressure somehow and good fielding will do that.
25.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
25.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
25.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
25.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 24. 3 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 1-131(rr 5.46)
24.6 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Rath.
24.5 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
24.4 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
24.3 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
24.2 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Carter.
24.1 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
Over 23. 3 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-128(rr 5.57)
23.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
23.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
23.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
23.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
23.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
23.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
Over 22. 10 runs. Bowler: Tanwir Afzal. India: 1-125(rr 5.68)
22.6 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Khan, fielded by Nawaz.
22.5 Tanwir Afzal to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
22.4 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
22.3 FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Chipped over the top with ease. Dhawan is looking in imperious form.
22.2 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
22.1 Tanwir Afzal to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
Over 21. 6 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-115(rr 5.48)
21.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
21.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
21.4 FOUR! Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Rayudu is beginning to go through the gears. Taking the aggressive route over the top and connecting beautifully.
21.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
21.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, inside edge to leg slip for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
21.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 20. 15 runs. Bowler: Nizakat Khan. India: 1-109(rr 5.45)
20.6 SIX! Nizakat Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. First maximum of the game. Pitched halfway down the wicket and Rayudu swings away, sending the ball sailing into the stands.
20.5 Nizakat Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
20.4 FOUR! Nizakat Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Dropped short and the first ball for a while which entices the batsman to play a big shot.
20.3 Nizakat Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
20.2 Nizakat Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
20.1 Nizakat Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed. Fifty for Dhawan and he has made scoring runs look very easy today.
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-94(rr 4.95)
19.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs. This pair are ticking along nicely but Hong Kong are not allowing them to get away.
19.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
19.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
19.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
19.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
19.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ahmed, fielded by Rath.
Over 18. 5 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-90(rr 5.00)
18.6 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
18.5 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
18.4 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
18.3 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Carter.
18.2 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
18.1 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-85(rr 5.00)
17.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
17.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
17.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
17.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
17.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hayat.
17.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
Over 16. 7 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-84(rr 5.25)
16.6 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
16.5 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
16.4 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
16.3 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
16.2 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Not the first time Dhawan has threaded the gap behind point.
16.1 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 15. 3 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-77(rr 5.13)
15.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
15.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Shah.
15.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
15.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
15.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
15.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-74(rr 5.29)
14.6 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
14.5 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afzal. Plenty of singles on offer against the spinners.
14.4 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Ahmed.
14.3 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
14.2 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, mis-fielded by Khan, fielded by Carter.
14.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Nadeem Ahmed. India: 1-70(rr 5.38)
13.6 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
13.5 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
13.4 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
13.3 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
13.2 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
13.1 Nadeem Ahmed to Ambati Rayudu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-68(rr 5.67)
12.6 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
12.5 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
12.4 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
12.3 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
12.2 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shah.
12.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
Over 11. 8 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 1-64(rr 5.82)
11.6 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
11.5 FOUR! Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Stand and deliver. Short but no pace to trouble Shikhar Dhawan.
11.4 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.3 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
11.2 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
11.1 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-56(rr 5.60)
10.6 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rath.
10.5 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
10.4 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
10.3 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Instant replay. Width outside the off stump and Dhawan finds the gap between the two fielders.
10.2 FOUR! Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Little bit of width and carved away behind point.
10.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 1-48(rr 5.33)
9.6 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
9.5 Aizaz Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Afzal.
9.4 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
9.3 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
9.2 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
9.1 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Ehsan Khan. India: 1-45(rr 5.62)
8.6 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by McKechnie.
8.5 Ehsan Khan to Ambati Rayudu. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
8.4 OUT! Caught. Ehsan Khan to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by Khan. Hong Kong make the breakthrough through the ever impressive Ehsan Khan. He is getting the ball to spin and Rohit tries to go with it but this ball has straightened just enough to take the leading edge.
8.3 Ehsan Khan to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rath.
8.2 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
8.1 Ehsan Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Carter.
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Aizaz Khan. India: 0-44(rr 6.29)
7.6 Aizaz Khan to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
7.5 Aizaz Khan to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
7.4 Aizaz Khan to Rohit Sharma. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
7.3 Aizaz Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
7.2 Aizaz Khan to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
7.1 Aizaz Khan to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 0-42(rr 7.00)
6.6 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Consecutive overs with the last two deliveries going for boundaries. This pitch isnt quick enough to bang the ball in short and Dhawan punishes.
6.5 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Threaded through the gap with ease. They have a packed offside field but Dhawan is good enough to find the rope.
6.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
6.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
6.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
6.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Tanwir Afzal. India: 0-34(rr 6.80)
5.6 FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Rohit Sharma. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Much cleaner connection this time but still not enough to find the maximum.
5.5 FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Hoisted over the top for four. Not fully out of the middle but enough to clear mid on.
5.4 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rath.
5.3 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
5.2 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
5.1 FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Bottom hand whip off the legs. Strong scoring zone of Dhawans.
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 0-21(rr 5.25)
4.6 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
4.5 FOUR! Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Not very pretty from Sharma and its unusual to see him hitting across the line. He gets away with it on this occasion and the bowler will be happy seeing him play that way.
4.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
4.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, run save by Shah.
4.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hayat.
4.1 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shah.
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Tanwir Afzal. India: 0-17(rr 5.67)
3.6 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.5 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot dropped, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
3.4 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.3 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.2 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.1 FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Poor delivery and at this pace the batsmen will easily put the ball away.
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Ehsan Nawaz. India: 0-13(rr 6.50)
2.6 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Afzal.
2.5 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
2.4 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Afzal.
2.3 Ehsan Nawaz to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rath.
2.2 Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Carter.
2.1 NEW BALL. Ehsan Nawaz to Rohit Sharma. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Tanwir Afzal. India: 0-7(rr 7.00)
1.6 Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Afzal.
1.5 Tanwir Afzal to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nawaz.
FOUR! Tanwir Afzal to Rohit Sharma. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Delightful cover drive. Rohit Sharma at his best when caressing the ball through the offside all along the floor.
1.4
Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Rath.
1.3
Tanwir Afzal to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
1.2
NEW BALL. Tanwir Afzal to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
1.1
0.0 Start of India Innings. Its hot again in Dubai as defending champions India start their campaign against Hong Kong. In the previous game for Hong Kong they were outclassed with bat in hand so have opted to bowl first at the toss and hope chasing works out better for them. India have a very strong team though and their stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the best ODI openers in the world. They will be eyeing a big score on what will probably be a flat deck and then pass it over to the bowling attack to do the damage.
0.0 Start of Innings. Its hot again in Dubai as defending champions India start their campaign against Hong Kong. In the previous game for Hong Kong they were outclassed with bat in hand so have opted to bowl first at the toss and hope chasing works out better for them. India have a very strong team though and their stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the best ODI openers in the world. They will be eyeing a big score on what will probably be a flat deck and then pass it over to the bowling attack to do the damage.
0.0 Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl.
0.0 Teams will be announced at the toss
Playing XI
Playing XI