IND vs HK, Asia Cup 2022: India beat Hong Kong by 40 runs, qualified for Super-4
India has had a great start so far in the Asia Cup 2022. First India defeated Pakistan in a thrilling match and now defeated Hong Kong. With this win, Team India has also qualified for Super-4. The heroes of Team India's victory were Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.
The Asia Cup 2022 match was played between India and Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Batting first, Team India scored 192 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, chasing the target, Hong Kong's team could only manage 152 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Team India won this match by 40 runs. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav batted tremendously this time for Team India. Especially Suryakumar Yadav blew the senses of the Hong Kong bowlers. The Hong Kong batsmen also looked battered in front of the Indian bowlers. The Hong Kong batsmen batted very slowly. None of the Hong Kong batsmen could make a big score. With this win, Team India has also qualified for Super-4.
Team India's start this time too was not special. Team India got the first blow on the score of 38. Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 21 runs. After this, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul shared the partnership and took the score forward. Rahul played a slow inning and scored 36 runs in 39 balls. After this Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli carried the score forward.
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli took the innings forward and took Team India to a decent score. Suryakumar Yadav played a tremendous inning this time. He scored 68 runs in just 26 balls. In this innings, he hit 6 sixes and 6 fours. Virat Kohli also scored 59 runs in 44 balls. Both these players remained unbeaten. India's score in 13 overs was 94 for 2 wickets. After this, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli scored 98 runs in 7 overs. Ayush Shukla and Mohammad Gazanfar took 1-1 wickets for Hong Kong.
Chasing the target, Hong Kong did not have a good start. Yasim Mortaza could only score 9 runs. After this Babar Hayat and Nizakat Khan tried to handle the innings but Nizakat Khan was dismissed for 10 runs on a straight throw by Ravindra Jadeja. Babar Hayan and Kenchit Shah then took over the innings. Both handled the innings but batted very slowly.
The pressure between the two had increased. Babar then got out for a big shot. He scored 41 runs. Indian spinners bowled strong this time and due to this, the Hong Kong batsmen came under pressure. After the dismissal of Babar Hayat, none of the batsmen could show their strength. Keenchit Shah scored 30 runs in 28 balls. Avesh Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh took 1-1 wickets for India.