Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan rout Hong Kong to qualify for Super 4s

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A masterclass from Pakistan on a slow-turning wicket helped them rout Hong Kong to secure a place in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2022.

Pakistan had set a 194-run target for Hong Kong in a must-win game for both teams to stay in the tournament.

However, a bowling masterclass from Pakistan ensured that Hong Kong were dismissed for a mea-gre 38 runs, ensuring a win for the Men in Green by 155 runs. This is the lowest total made by any team against a full member side.

Naseem Shah’s double-wicket in the third over of Hong Kong’s innings helped set the tone. After that, the wickets fell like a ten-pin.

The bowlers kept on exerting pressure by giving little space to Hong Kong to score, while regular wickets added more pressure. It was in the 11th over that Shahab Khan took the last wicket to end Hong Kong’s misery.—Agencies

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