Odisha News Insight

India survive Hong Kong scare in Asia Cup 2018; win by 26 runs.

ONI Bureau: The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma had almost suffered a shock defeat to minnows Hong Kong in Asia Cup, but pulled off a win with some excellent bowling and fielding towards the end.

From 174/0 34 overs, Hong Kong finished at 259/8 while chasing 286. Nizabat Khan scored 92, while Odia lad Anshuman Rath made 73. For India, Khaleel Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets each, while Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets.

Earlier, India posted 285/7 in 50 overs, thanks to Shikhar Dhawan (127) and Rayudu (60). KD Shah took 3 wickets, while Ehsan Khan took 2 wickets. Dhawan was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

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