Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 155 runs, qualify for Super Four 

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Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 155 runs, qualify for Super Four 

Sharjah (Web Desk): Pakistan made history after beating Hong Kong by 155 runs in their T-20 Asia Cup 2022 fixture at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.

This victory was the biggest margin of victory by runs for Pakistan in T-20 cricket.

Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field first.

Batting first, Pakistan set a 194-run target for Hong Kong. Mohammad Rizwan remained the top scorer with 78 runs (not out). Fakhar Zaman scored 53 runs and Khushdil Shah 35 runs (not out). Hong Kong bowlers didn't show an up to the mark performance as they could pick only two wickets.

Chasing the target, the entire Hong Kong team collapsed at 38 runs. Shadab Khan took four wickets, Mohammad Nawaz 3, Naseem Shah 2 and Shahnawaz Dahani 1.

Following the victory against Hong Kong, Pakistan entered the Super Four stage of the game and will Face India in the next match on Sunday.

Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (capt), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar