Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights & Result Winner
So, the day has finally arrived, qualifier match for the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 to be hosted in India have finally been started.
Today is the first qualifier match for the T20 world cup 2016. The match is to be played between Zimbabwe and Scotland of Group D. It will be interesting to see who marks a win on the opening qualifier matches of ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
Zimbabwe: One thing is interesting about Zimbabwe is that they somehow manage to upset the opposition expectation. Last time, the met Australia in the opening match of T20 WC — they manage to gather a famous win.
This time, they would be facing a team “Hong Kong” which is about the caliber as Zimbabwe. It will be interesting to see, how much experience Zimbabwe uses to knock down Scotland on the opening group D match.
Hong Kong: Even though, they are a new team, but has a huge potential to create an upset in the ICC T20 WC 2016. Inspired by Asian cricket, they have players capable of covering huge boundaries.
They youngsters are expected to show some real challenge on the opening season match of T20 WC 2016.
Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong T20 World Cup Match Highlights
Toss: Hong Kong won the toss and opted to bowl first.
1st Innings: After losing the toss, Zimbabwe had to bat first on the flat Nagpur surface. Zimbabwe, as expected, started their innings on a big note. Even though they kept losing wickets at regular interval. On the other, Sibanda stuck at one side of the wicket and successfully pushed the score over 158/8 — thanks to Sibanda’s 59 off 46 balls.
At the end of 1st innings, Zimbabwe scored 158/8 in 20 overs.
2nd innings: Even though not much cricket played between these two sides, they provided much then their expectation. The Hong Kong’s opener batsman Atkinson set up to the task by scoring 53 off 44 balls. Somehow Zimbabwe managed to take the crucial wicket of Atkinson
T20 World Cup 2016 Qualifier Match – Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong Match Result
Man of the Match: – Vusi Sibanda