Following story was posted prior to the beginning of Asia Cup 2018 match between Pakistan and Hong Kong at Dubai on September 16, 2018.
Pakistan will kick off their Asia Cup 2018 Campaign with a match against Hong Kong at Dubai on Sunday.
Though Hong Kong is merely an associate member of International Cricket Council (ICC), they would have to face Pakistan and India, two Asian giants having full ICC membership, in the event.
Having lost all two previous ODIs against Pakistan, it would be an uphill task for Hong Kong to overcome 5th-ranked Pakistan. In addition, Pakistan hasn’t suffered a defeat in an ODI in UAE after November 2005, and have registered an eight-match winning streak since then.
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) September 16, 2018
PTV Sports to Broadcast Pak vs HK For Asia Cup 2018
Hong Kong entered the Asia Cup 2018 main event after they beat UAE by two wickets in the final of 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier held in Malaysia from August 29 to September 6.
Earlier last night, Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the inaugural match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
While batting first, Bangladesh was struck by back to back losses, and they had lost two wickets for just three runs whereas Tamim Iqbal having been retired hurt. But then Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun consolidated Bangladesh’s position with a 131 runs partnership.
Mithun scored 63 runs but it was Wicket Keeper Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who really turned the match in Bangladesh’s favor with his brilliant 144 runs knock.
Bangladesh was all out for 261 runs in 49. 3 wickets. Lasith Malinga was a pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka, taking four wickets.
In reply, Sri Lanka began to stumble from the very beginning and kept on losing wickets with little hiatus. Eventually, all Sri Lankan batsmen got out for just 124 in 35.2 overs.
From Bangladesh, Captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan picked up two wickets each. Mushfiqur Rahim earned Man of the Match award for his sixth ODI hundred in the match.