Match is being played between India and Hong Kong in Dubai
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav played a good innings
New Delhi. India is playing its second match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup. This match is also being played at the Dubai International Stadium, where India and Pakistan clashed on Sunday. The only difference is that a new pitch is being used for this match. In this match, Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to bowl first. By the way, Indian captain Rohit Sharma also wanted to bowl first, because against Pakistan he did the same after winning the toss and in the result India won by 5 wickets.
Well, batting first, India scored 192 runs against Hong Kong in 20 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli played an important role in this. Both hit half-centuries. Suryakumar scored 50 runs in 22 balls. He hit 4 sixes in the last over. Earlier, the opening pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma played the first 2 overs carefully. But, in the third over, both the batsmen opened their hands and scored 22 runs in this over with the help of 2 sixes and a four. Rohit was seen in full color and it seemed that he would play a big innings in this match. However, in the 5th over, Hong Kong’s young fast bowler Ayush Shukla got caught out for playing a big shot on the ball. He scored 21 runs in 13 balls with the help of 2 fours and 1 six. India scored 44 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 6 overs of powerplay.
After this, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli took the Indian innings forward and there was a 50-run partnership between the two for the second wicket. In the 13th over, KL Rahul was caught behind the wicket by Mohammad Ghazanfar. India’s score at that time was 94 runs. Rahul also missed a half-century. He did not hit a single four. Scored 36 runs in 39 balls with the help of two sixes. His strike rate was definitely 92, which would not be considered right in terms of T20.
After this, Suryakumar Yadav, who came to bat, started the stormy batting and hit two fours in his first two balls. In the 16th over, the pair of Suryakumar and Virat scored 16 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 1 four. Soon Virat Kohli also completed his 50 runs. He scored the first fifty of Asia Cup-2022. This is his 31st fifty in T20. He equaled Rohit Sharma. Virat has scored a half-century in T20 after 6 months.
After this Suryakumar Yadav also scored a half-century. He completed his fifty in just 22 balls by hitting two consecutive sixes. This is the fastest fifty of his career.
Tags: Asia cup, hong kong, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Team India, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 31, 2022, 21:16 IST