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Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

In the Match 4 of Asia Cup 2018, Shikhar Dhawan hits his 14th century to help India post 285/7 while Rayudu scores 60 runs.

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Hong Kong's captain Anshuman Rath, left, watches as teammate Nizakat Khan raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during Asia Cup between India and Hong Kong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: AP/ PTI

In today's match of Asia Cup 2018, India, led by Rohit Sharma, will lock horns with Anshuman Rath’s Hong Kong at the in the United Arab Emirates. The Indian cricket team will look to fix their shortcomings before their big game against Pakistan on Wednesday, while Hong Kong would like to play their full quota of 50 overs. For India, Jasprit Bumrah might be rested as he joined the team only last night, along with the other players who were in England for the full tour. Rohit Sharma spoke about left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, so it is assumed he might just get a go. Hong Kong appeared to struggle against the extra pace and bounce from Pakistan’s Usman Khan, and might be susceptible against Khaleel, too.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 
 


India middle-order woes
 
With ICC cricket World Cup 2019 just nine months away, India will look to have a permanent batsman at Number 4. Kedar Jadhav, who comes back after an injury, is a prime candidate for the number 6 spot, considering he can bowl as well and could become India’s sixth bowling option. For the number 4 slot, the Indian team management have to pick from among Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik.

Here is the ODI record of India’s middle order batsmen
 

Player Matches  Innings Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
Ambati Rayudu 34 30 1055 124 50.23 2 6
Manish Pandey 22 17 432 104 39.27 1 2
Shreyas Iyer 6 5 210 88 42 0 2
Ajinkya Rahane 90 87 2962 111 35.26 3 24
Suresh Raina 226 194 5615 116 35.31 5 26
Kedar Jadhav 40 27 798 120 39.9 2 3

Stay tuned for Asia Cup Highlights

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Result: India hold on to clinch victory but big credit to Hong Kong, who pushed the defending champions all the way by posting their best 2nd innings score in ODIs #INDvHK #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/K45gkpHsiU — AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 18, 2018

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong's highest partnership for any wicket! 2nd highest partnership against India in Asia Cup for any wicket! Take bow, Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath  #INDvHK #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/938vraOi6S — AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 18, 2018

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

India win, but not before they were given an almighty fright by Hong Kong, who lost by just 26 runs. What a performance from them!#INDvHK LIVE  https://t.co/E9VsZbcD4e #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/8H6FftjjDi — ICC (@ICC) September 18, 2018

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

INDIA WON THE MATCH BY 26 RUNS

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 259-8 in 50 Overs Over Summary: W 1 1 0 1 0 Khaleel Ahmed to Ehsan Khan, slower ball, hits in the air caught and bowled for Khaleel. Ehsan Nawaz, right handed bat, comes to the crease, takes a single off the first ball. One run taken. DOT ball. One run to third man. DOT ball to end the over. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 256-7 in 49 Overs Over Summary: 0 1 0 1L 1 4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8-0-44-0) is back into the attack, starts with a DOT. Yorker, Ehsan steals a single. DOT ball. 1 leg byes for Hong Kong. Full toss, one run taken. Full toss, Afzal hits the ball staright down the ground for FOUR. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 249-7 in 48 Overs, Req rate: 18.5 Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 1 0 Khaleel continues, Ehsan collects a single. Full toss, a single for Afzal to sweeper cover. A big swing and a miss, DOT ball. Another big swing and miss by Ehsan. Yorker squeezed for a single to long-on. DOT to end the over. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 246-7 in 47 Overs, Req rate: 13.33 Over Summary: 1 4 W 0 0 6 Kuldeep Yadav [9.0-2-31-1] is back into the attack, Ehsan takes a single off the first ball. Scott plays a reverse sweep and picks FOUR and OUT off the next ball, Scott fails to pick the googly. Scott McKechnie st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 7(6) [4s-1]. Tanwir Afzal, right handed bat, comes to the crease, defends the first ball. Afzal hits the last ball of Kuldeep's spell for SIX. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 235-6 in 46 Overs, Req rate: 12.75 Over Summary: 0 2 1 2 0 0 Khaleel Ahmed [7.0-0-37-2] is back into the attack, DOT to start with. Ehsan takes a couple of runs off the 2nd ball follows by a single. Scott takes a couple of runs off the 4th ball. DOT ball. DOT to end the over. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 230-6 in 45 Overs, Req rate: 11.2 Over Summary: 0 W 1 W 1 1 Chahal bowls his last over, starts with a DOT. Kinchit sliced the 2nd ball and Dhawan completes the catch. Kinchit Shah c Dhawan b Chahal 17(15) [6s-1]. Aizaz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Ehsan takes a single off the 3rd ball and now Hong Kong are crumbling as Aizaz out first ball DUCK. Chahal traps him in front of wicket. Scott McKechnie, right handed bat, comes to the crease and takes a single off the 5th ball. A single for Ehsan to end the over. 

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Hong Kong: 227-4 in 44 Overs, Req rate: 9.83 Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 2 Bhuvi continues, Kinchit takes a single off the first ball. Ehsan takes a quick single off the 2nd ball. A single for Kinchit off the 3rd ball. Ehsan takes a single off the 4th ball. Kinchit takes a single off the 5th ball. Ehsan smashed the last ball for a couple of runs. 

First Published: Tue, September 18 2018. 15:24 IST

Asia Cup 2018 Ind vs HK highlights: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

In the Match 4 of Asia Cup 2018, Shikhar Dhawan hits his 14th century to help India post 285/7 while Rayudu scores 60 runs.

In today's match of Asia Cup 2018, India, led by Rohit Sharma, will lock horns with Anshuman Rath’s Hong Kong at the in the United Arab Emirates. The Indian cricket team will look to fix their shortcomings before their big game against Pakistan on Wednesday, while Hong Kong would like to play their full quota of 50 overs. For India, Jasprit Bumrah might be rested as he joined the team only last night, along with the other players who were in England for the full tour. Rohit Sharma spoke about left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, so it is assumed he might just get a go. Hong Kong appeared to struggle against the extra pace and bounce from Pakistan’s Usman Khan, and might be susceptible against Khaleel, too.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 
 


India middle-order woes
 
With ICC cricket World Cup 2019 just nine months away, India will look to have a permanent batsman at Number 4. Kedar Jadhav, who comes back after an injury, is a prime candidate for the number 6 spot, considering he can bowl as well and could become India’s sixth bowling option. For the number 4 slot, the Indian team management have to pick from among Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik.

Here is the ODI record of India’s middle order batsmen
 

Player Matches  Innings Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
Ambati Rayudu 34 30 1055 124 50.23 2 6
Manish Pandey 22 17 432 104 39.27 1 2
Shreyas Iyer 6 5 210 88 42 0 2
Ajinkya Rahane 90 87 2962 111 35.26 3 24
Suresh Raina 226 194 5615 116 35.31 5 26
Kedar Jadhav 40 27 798 120 39.9 2 3

Stay tuned for Asia Cup Highlights

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