Afghanistan vs Hong Kong T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights & Result Winner: After the first contest of the Group B teams between Scotland and Zimbabwe. The show is ready for the second showdown of the 6th ICC World T20 match and 2nd match at Nagpur between Afghanistan and Hong Kong.
Talking about the pitch, the pitch is flat and would have good carry to the wicketkeeper, batting first would be the ideal decision to do so. After Hong Kong losing the first close match against Zimbabwe, the team will be ready to give a good to Afghani’s tonight.
Afghanistan: The “pocket bomb” team will be ready and filled with excitement for their second match. Do not underestimate this team, they absolutely stunned the Scot landers with their batting performances that day.
This team have played cricket against big teams like Pakistan, Australia and also the Asia Cup. Even though, they didn’t make the most out of it, but they do have the experience to turn out matches against teams of same calibre. So, watch our Afghanistan this T20 WC.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong did well from their expectations in the last match against Zimbabwe. Even though, they lost their match, they get to realize their mistakes, areas where they lacked. Bowling department did well to restrict Zimbabwean to 158, where at one stage assumed to go par 170.
The only thing Hong Kong would need to do is to accept their loss, and take a fresh start to the ICC World Cup T20 against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan vs Hong Kong T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights
Toss – Hong Kong won the toss, and opted to bat first.
1st Innings – Hong Kong after winning the toss and opting to bat first, started their innings with 6 runs per over. With the end of the powerplay, Hong Kong score was 40/1 at 6th over, where they lost the wicket of Campbell just before the 6th over.
Hong Kong kept losing wicket at regular interval, letting no one to contribute to the team’s total. The captain contributed his team from the front, taking 4 wickets giving just 20 runs.
The Hong Kong’s middle order felt apart for just 116/6 at the end of 20 overs.
2nd Innings – In order to save the low total of 117, Hong Kong needed wickets to have any chance of winning the match. The bowlers failed to do so, Afghanistan’s batsman didn’t feel any pressure, and were scoring at run rate of 7/over.
They lost their first wicket at 70 of Shahzad who scored 41 of 40 balls. While, it was quite late for Hong Kong to save the match. Further, Afghanistan easily chased the match and their chance to reach the Super 10.
Afghanistan won the match by 6 wickets with 2 overs to spare.
T20 World Cup 2016 Qualifier Match – Afghanistan vs Hong Kong Match Result
Hong Kong – 116/6 (20 overs)
Afghanistan – 119/4 (18 overs)
Man of the Match – Mohammad Nabi