Hong Kong outclass UAE by eight wickets

On Wednesday, Hong Kong stamped an emphatic eight-wicket win over UAE in Asia Cup Qualifier to march into the Asia Cup 2022.

Key performers for Hong Kong

Spinner Ehsan Khan's 4/24 made light work of UAE's top and middle-order. On the batting front, Yasim Murtaza (58) and Babar Hayat (38*) emerged as the top scorers in the 148-run chase.

Route to the Asia Cup

Hong Kong bested Singapore by eight runs, riding on Ehsan's 3/24. They handed an eight-wicket drubbing to Kuwait in the 152-run chase. And lastly, Hong Kong got past UAE in style.

Fourth Asia Cup appearance

Hong Kong will mark their fourth appearance in the Asia Cup after 2004, 2008, and 2018. Notably, it would be their maiden run in the T20I format.

Presenting Group A and B of the Asia Cup

Hong Kong have joined India and Pakistan in Group A. Group B features Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.  The top two teams from each group will then partake in the Super Four.