On the basis of Suryakumar Yadav’s stormy innings (68 runs in 26 balls), India defeated Hong Kong to make it to the Super-4 of the Asia Cup. Team India had made a big score of 192 while batting first, in response Hong Kong remained far away from this target. India won this match by 40 runs.
With this victory, India’s place in the Super-4 was confirmed and it became the second team to reach the Super-4. Afghanistan has already reached here, in such a situation it is now certain that the Indian team will remain at number-1 in their group.
Now everyone’s eyes will be on the Pakistan-Hong Kong match on September 2, because if Pakistan wins there then it will also reach the Super-4. In such a situation, the match between India and Pakistan will be considered fixed on 4 September. According to the schedule, on September 4, the first and second placed teams in Group A will have a match.
India – 192/2
Hong Kong – 152/5
Babar Hayat scored the most runs
Hong Kong’s team could only score 152 runs in 20 overs and they lost their five wickets. For India, Bhuvneshwar, Avesh, Ravindra Jadeja and Arshdeep Singh took 1-1 wickets. While Ravindra Jadeja also did a runout. If we talk about Hong Kong, Babar Hayat scored the highest 41 runs, while Kinchit Singh scored 30 runs. However, he could not get his team to win.
Suryakumar did an amazing batting
Team India had a slow start in this match, captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul failed to do any wonders. Rohit Sharma was dismissed after scoring 21 runs in 13 balls, while KL Rahul scored 36 runs in 39 balls. The real good news for Team India came when Virat Kohli returned to his colors.
Virat Kohli played an innings of 59 runs in 44 balls. Fans were also very happy to see Virat Kohli, who returned after a break, in color. However, in this innings, the star of Team India was Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 68 runs in 26 balls and turned the whole match over.
The Indian team which was struggling with slow batting, Suryakumar Yadav breathed his whole life there. Suryakumar Yadav hit 6 fours, 6 sixes in his innings. On the basis of this innings, the Indian team was able to score 192 runs in 20 overs.
Big achievement for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has now become the second player to win the most matches for India as a captain in T20 Internationals. With the victory against Hong Kong, he has left behind Virat Kohli. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the most victories for India as a captain, followed by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
MS Dhoni: 72 matches, 41 wins
Rohit Sharma: 37 matches, 31 wins
Virat Kohli: 50 matches, 30 wins