IND vs HK Live: Ayush Shukla strikes early as India lose Rohit Sharma.© AFP
IND vs HK, Asia Cup Live Updates: Rohit Sharma failed to play a big knock as he was dismissed on 21 by Hong Kong’s Ayush Shukla. The Indian skipper mistimed his short and was caught at mid-off. The onus will now be KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Hong Kong bowled excellently in the powerplay as Indian batters struggled to find boundaries. India made one change to their playing XI from the last game as Rishabh Pant replaced Hardik Pandya, who has been rested. Hong Kong skipper Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to field first against India in the Asia Cup Group A match on Wednesday. After beating arch-rivals Pakistan in a nail-biter, India eye an automatic spot in the Super 4. The Rohit Sharma-led side will look to keep Hong Kong away from providing any scare like the side did in the 2018 edition of the continental event. Notably, India had registered a narrow 26-run win over Hong Kong at that time as the latter had faced a batting collapse after a good start. Hong Kong will be looking to make an impression on the big stage in Dubai after they won all three of their qualifying matches to make the main draw of the six-nation tournament, which acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India’s: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Hong Kong’s: Nizakat Khan (capt), Babar Hayat, Yasim Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Asia Cup Live Score Updates Between India and Hong Kong straight from the Dubai International Stadium
Ind vs HK: Wide
Aizaz Khan throws a wide ball, after getting hit for a single on the very first ball of the 7th over.
Ind vs HK: India 44/1 after 6 overs
Team India steadily taking the proceedings ahead, as they scored 5 runs in the 6th over. India at 44/1 after 6.0 overs.
Ind vs HK: Virat Kohli comes in
After Rohit’s dismissal, Virat Kohli walks into the crease and beautifully places a single. India at 39/1 after 5.0 overs.
Ind vs HK: OUT
Caught! Rohit Sharma departs at 21 after getting caught by Aizaz Khan on Ayush Shukla delivery. India 38/1.
Ind vs HK: Four
Rohit Sharma brilliantly hits a one bounce four off Ayush Shukla delivery.
Ind vs HK: India 33/0 after 4.0 overs
Ehsan Khan concedes 5 runs in his overs and Team India is at 33/0 after 4.0 overs.
Ind vs HK: Ehsan Khan on the attack
Hong Kong bring in spinner Ehsan Khan into the attack.
Ind vs HK: Four
Rahul perfectly places a boundary on the off-side and took India’s total to 28/0 after 3.0 overs.
Ind vs HK: SIX
Rahul brilliantly takes the advantage of the free hit and send the ball for a huge six.
Ind vs HK: No Ball
Haroon Arshad overstepped, which resulted in India getting a free hit
Ind vs HK: SIX
Rohit Sharma hits the first six of the night on Haroon Arshad’s delivery. Team India at 12/0 in 2.1 overs.
Ind vs HK: India 6/0 after 2.0 overs
Ayush Shukla just conceded a single in his over and Team India is currently at 6/0, after 2.0 overs.
Ind vs HK: Ayush Shukla comes to bowl
Pacer Ayush Shukla comes to bowl the second over for Hong Kong.
Ind vs HK: India 5/0 after 1.0 overs
India end the first with five runs on the board and no loss. Rohit Sharma 2 (2), KL Rahul 2 (4).
Ind vs HK: Haroon Arshad on attack
Haroon Arshad opens the bowling attack for Hong Kong and fires a dot ball.
Ind vs HK: Team India out to bat
India openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out on field. After losing his wicket on a duck against Pakistan, Rahul will look to redeem himself.
Ind vs HK: Time for the National Anthem
Both the teams headed for their respective National Anthems
Ind vs HK: Game about to start
The match between India and Hong Kong is about to begin, with Hong Kong going to bowl first. Team India will be eyeing a big score in this clash.
Ind vs HK: Hong Kong’s Playing XI
Hong Kong’s Playing XI: Nizakat Khan(c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie(w), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Ind vs HK: India’s Playing XI
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Ind vs HK: No change for Hong Kong
Hong Kong will be playing with the same team they played against UAE in their Asia Cup qualifier match.
Ind vs HK: Rishabh Pant comes in, Hardik Pandya rested
Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has been included in the Playing XI and all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested.
Ind vs HK: Hong Kong win toss, opt to bowl
Hong Kong skipper Nizakat Khan won the toss and opted to field against India in their Asia Cup 2022 Group A clash.
Ind vs HK: Time for toss
Both the captains will now be heading for the toss.
Ind vs HK: Team India in huddle
As we inch closer to the toss, Team India gets in a huddle to strategize their game plan against Hong Kong.
Ind vs HK: Opening game for Hong Kong
The clash against India will be the opening game for Hong Kong in Asia Cup 2022.
Ind vs HK: India eyeing Super 4 spot
After claiming a five-wicket over arch rivals Pakistan, Team India will now look to book their Super 4 spot, in today’s clash against Hong Kong.
Ind vs HK: Hello
Hello and welcome to our Live Blog of Asia Cup Group A clash between India and Hong Kong at the Dubai International Stadium. Stay tuned.
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