Asia Cup 2018: India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs, qualify for next stage

India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs in their Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018 on Tuesday. Chasing 286 for an upset win Hong Kong were restricted for 259 in their 50 overs. Openers Nizakat khan and Anshuman Rath were the top performers for Hong Kong scoring impressive half centuries. Khallel Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal starred with ball picking up three wickets each. Earlier, India finished with a score of 285/7 in their Group A match against Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the show and struck his 14th One Day International century to help India post a total that should prove too much for Hong Kong. Ambati Rayudu was another one who did well scoring 60. Kinchit Shah was the best Hong Kong bowler picking up three wickets for 39 runs.

Updated On Sep 19, 2018 01:21 AM IST 10 Photos
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India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs in their first group A match. India next take on Pakistan. (AP)

India beat Hong Kong by 26 runs in their first group A match. India next take on Pakistan. (AP)

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Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (L) plays a shot as Hong Kong wicketkeeper Scott McKechnie looks on. (AFP)

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (L) plays a shot as Hong Kong wicketkeeper Scott McKechnie looks on. (AFP)

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Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Ambati Rayudu runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Ambati Rayudu runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

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Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan (C) celebrates after scoring a century. (AFP)

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan (C) celebrates after scoring a century. (AFP)

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Hong Kong team captain Anshuman Rath (R) and Kinchit Shah celebrates after dismissing Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik. (AFP)

Hong Kong team captain Anshuman Rath (R) and Kinchit Shah celebrates after dismissing Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik. (AFP)

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Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

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Hong Kong's captain Anshuman Rath, left, watches as teammate Nizakat Khan raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty. (AP)

Hong Kong's captain Anshuman Rath, left, watches as teammate Nizakat Khan raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty. (AP)

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Hong Kong team captain Anshuman Rath plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

Hong Kong team captain Anshuman Rath plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

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Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (C) celebrates with teammate Kuldeep Yadav (R) after dismissing Hong Kong team captain. (AFP)

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (C) celebrates with teammate Kuldeep Yadav (R) after dismissing Hong Kong team captain. (AFP)

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India's Khaleel Ahmed celebrates the dismissal of Hong Kong's Nizakat Khan during the one day international.M (AP)

India's Khaleel Ahmed celebrates the dismissal of Hong Kong's Nizakat Khan during the one day international.M (AP)

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