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  • 10:31 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: Pakistan Cricket Team defeats Hong Kong with eight wickets in hand.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: Shoaib Malik finishes off in style with a brilliant boundary! Imam ul Haq with an unbeaten 50 helped Pakistan chase the target in 23.4 overs.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: Wicket! Ehsan Khan picks up his 2nd wicket of the night as Babar Azam departs for 33(36). In comes the experienced Shoaib Mali

  • 10:08 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: End of over 19: Pakistan – 91/1 (Imam 33*, B Azam 32*) and need 26 runs more

  • 9:47 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: End of over 13: Pakistan – 56/1 (Imam 24*, B Azam 6*)

  • 9:27 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: Ehsan Khan strikes immediately after the break as Fakhar Zaman departs for 24(27)

  • 8:43 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI:
    Dinner Break
    End of over 7: Pakistan – 35/0 (Imam 10*, F Zamar 23*)

  • 8:29 PM IST
    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: End of over 5: Pakistan – 19/0 (Imam 4*, F Zamar 13*). Pakistan looks to be in cruise control now…
  • 8:10 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: End of over 1: Pakistan – 3/0 (Imam 1*, F Zamar 1*)

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Asia Cup 2018, Latest Score and Updates: Hong Kong Playing XI: Innings Break: Hong Kong – 116/10 in 37.1 overs (Aizaz Khan 27, Usman Khan 3/19). Pakistan will start the chase in 10 min

Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan vs Hong Kong 2nd ODI Highlights: Pakistan were clinical and ruthless as they defeated Hong Kong with eight wickets in hand.

Hong Kong win toss, opt to bat first. Pakistan will begin their Asia Cup 2018 campaign against debutant Hong Kong in the first Group A match at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

While Pakistan — like the other five full ICC members — were given direct entries into the Asia Cup, Hong Kong had to take the laborious route of a qualifying tournament, where they defeated the UAE in the final to seal a berth for the prestigious biennial tournament.

After Bangladesh’s routing in their opening clash against Sri Lanka, Pakistan cannot afford to falter and be complacent against Hong Kong.

The Men in Green are coming off an extended break and the Asia Cup starts a hectic period for them with home series against Australia and New Zealand looming, followed by a full tour of South Africa, the annual Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the season-ending 2019 World Cup in England. They are a squad brimming with talent, so much so that they could afford to leave at home the likes of Muhammad Hafeez, whose groans over contract demotion may have cost him his place in the side.

On the other hand, there is nothing to lose for Hong Kong who played out of their skins and performed exceptionally well to just reach the tournament proper. The tournament will serve as an opportunity for them to add to their CVs with good performances as the matches against Pakistan and India will be counted as full internationals.

Pakistan squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir

Hong Kong squad: Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain