Four years ago, Hong Kong had eliminated India’s mullet, India’s team stayed after losing

In the ongoing 2022 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the Indian team will face Hong Kong today. This match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The special thing is that even four years ago, both teams have met in the same stadium. Even then, these teams met head-to-head in the group stage of the Asian Cup. Coincidence or something else that in that Asian Cup Group-A also included teams from India, Pakistan and Hong Kong and the fourth game of the 2018 Asian Cup was played between India and Hong Kong and this time the fourth game of Hong Kong was also played. the Asian Cup between these two To be played between teams. The only difference is that then the Asian Cup was played in the over 50 format and this time it is played in the T20 format.

In that 2018 Asia Cup match, Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bowl first. It was expected that against a weak team like Hong Kong, the Indian team would hang up to 400 runs on the scoreboard, but it was not to be. The Hong Kong bowlers played a good strategy and restricted India to 285 runs. For India, only Shikhar Dhawan (127) and Ambati Rayudu (60) were able to play big innings. In this match Kinchit Shah performed brilliantly by taking 3 and Ehsan Khan taking 2 wickets.

After this, as far as Hong Kong batting is concerned, this team’s opening pair blew India’s senses away. Nizakat Khan (92) and Anshuman Rath (73) added 174 runs for the first wicket. At one point it seemed that these two batsmen should not give Hong Kong the victory. However, the direction of the match began to change as soon as the first wicket fell. The trio of Indian bowlers Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav began to take back-to-back wickets and increased the pressure on Hong Kong. In the end, the entire Hong Kong team could only score 259 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. In this way, India won this match by only 26 runs. That is, if one or two overs in the middle had gone in favor of Hong Kong, then the result of the match could have been reversed.

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In the 2018 Asia Cup, India and Pakistan reached Super-4 by topping Group-A. At the same time, Afghanistan and Bangladesh reached the Super-4 of Group-B. Here, India and Bangladesh entered the final with a strong Super-4 performance. India won the final match by 3 wickets.

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