News International – HK qualify for Asia Cup; will face Pakistan on Sep 16

KARACHI: Pakistan will play their opening match of this month’s Asia Cup cricket tournament against Hong Kong, who on Thursday qualified for the six-nation event.

Summary

  • HK qualify for Asia Cup; will face Pakistan on Sep 16 KARACHI: Pakistan will play their opening match of this month’s Asia Cup cricket tournament against Hong Kong, who on Thursday qualified for the six-nation event.
  • Hong Kong defeated UAE – who will be hosting the Asia Cup in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from September 15-28 – in the final of the qualifying tournament in Kuala Lumpur.They have now joined Pool A that includes Asian giants Pakistan and India.
  • Pakistan will take on Hong Kong on Sunday (September 16), while the Indians will play the qualifiers on September 18.
  • Meanwhile, UAE have missed out on playing at a home Asia Cup after losing out to Hong Kong by two wickets in the Qualifier final.Hong Kong won with three balls to spare in a rain-abbreviated match in Kuala Lumpur.
  • The target for Hong Kong was then marginally revised up, to 179, by the Duckworth-Lewis method on account of a lengthy rain break.When the shower hit, UAE were 65-3 off 15.2 overs.


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