Debutant left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed 3 wickets any as India started their 2018 Asia Cup debate with a 26-run win over Hong Kong, who rode on Nizakat Khan’s 92-run strike to put adult an considerable quarrel at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. (HIGHLIGHTS)
In office of a unbending 286-run target, unheralded Hong Kong opening span of Nizakat Khan (92) and skipper Anshuman Rath (73) combined a record 174-run partnership to lift a visions of a vital dissapoint before unawareness cost them dear as they managed 259 for eight. (SCORECARD)
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Nizakat and Rath’s 174-run mount is a associate nation’s top partnership in ODI cricket.
This was after Shikhar Dhawan found his mojo in informed prosaic marks with miss of movement, assisting himself to his 14th ODI century.
Dhawan, who had a horrible debate of England, cashed in on a possibility opposite a weaker antithesis on a low and delayed continental pitch, outstanding 127 off 120 balls as India scored 285 for 7 after being asked to bat.
Dhawan strike as many as 15 bounds and dual sixes en track his century though India witnessed a mini batting fall and unsuccessful to cranky a 300-run symbol opposite a unfancied bowling conflict of Hong Kong. Later, a Indian bowlers and fielders looked rusty compartment Nizakat and Rath were during a double as a twin played with unqualified palliate to perplex Rohit Sharma’s group for tighten to 35 overs.
But it was a famous fact that India only indispensable one wicket to lean a compare in their foster as Hong Kong doesn’t have a large theatre knowledge and a breakthrough eventually came in a 35th over.
It took chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (2/42) to mangle a dangerous-looking partnership when Rath picked out Rohit during additional cover with a peaceful drive.
That was a trigger as Hong Kong mislaid a tract afterward with another set batsman Nizakat vacating in a subsequent over, LBW to debutant Khaleel Ahmed (3/48).
The dismissals brought in dual uninformed batsmen during a double and as approaching it was never going to be easy for them to get going immediately on a delayed representation and it incited out to be so.
Thereafter, a book penned out how India wanted as Yuzvendra Chahal (3/46), who looked ineffectual early on, came to a celebration and picked adult 3 wickets.
Earlier, together with quip male Ambati Rayudu (60), Dhawan stitched 116 runs for a second wicket off 130 deliveries, to lay a substructure for India’s sum after a early exclusion of skipper Rohit (23).
Sent into bat, India mislaid Rohit with a scoreboard reading 45 in 7.4 overs though Dhawan and Rayudu assimilated hands to share a century mount during their chanceless knocks.
Returning to a side after clearing a YoYo test, Rayudu grabbed a event with both hands and strike 3 bounds and dual sixes during his 70-ball knock.
But only when it seemed a twin would take a antithesis to a cleaners, Rayudu edged a Ehsan Nawaz bouncer to Scott McKechnie behind a stumps, perplexing an top cut.
After a finish of Dhawan-Rayudu partnership, a Indian batsmen found a going tough opposite delayed bowlers of Hong Kong, on a comparatively delayed pitch, where shot creation is not easy for a new batsman.
Dhawan and subsequent male Dinesh Karthik (33) afterwards common 79 runs for a third wicket to take a side brazen before Hong Kong picked adult 3 discerning wickets to put brakes on India’s scoring rate.
Dhawan himself squandered a golden event to measure a large hundred, holing out to Tanwir Afzal off off-spinner Kinchit Shah’s (3/39) bowling in a 41st over.
Talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stay during a double was singular to 3 deliveries as he unsuccessful to sign a slowness of a representation and edged one to McKechnie off off-spinner Ehsan Khan (2/65) in a subsequent over.
As if that was not enough, Karthik too gave divided his wicket while perplexing to go for a large shot on a delayed wicket, held during low mid-wicket to Babar Hayat off Shah.
Towards a end, Kedar Jadhav done a 27-ball 28 though he too found shot-making formidable since of a a delayed inlet of a pitch.
In fact, Hong Kong bowled brilliantly in a final 10 overs as India scored only 48 runs losing 5 wickets.
(With PTI inputs)
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