Home > News >

Asian Cricket Council Premier League: Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by 6 wickets

Afghanistan beat Hong Kong with more than six overs to spare © Getty Images (File Photo)
Afghanistan beat Hong Kong with more than six overs to spare © Getty Images (File Photo)

May 1, 2014

Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by six wickets in the Asian Cricket Council Super League game held at Kaula Lumpur in Malaysia. Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and put Hong Kong to bat first in Kuala Lumpur. Hong Kong got off to a steady start after coming out to bat; Shawkat Ali and Irfan Ahmed opened the batting for them. Ali and Ahmed both showed good signs and hit Afghanistan’s strike bowler Shahpur Zadran for boundaries.

Going at a steady run rate Hong Kong reached 50 in the 10th over. But soon lost their opener Irfan Ahmed to debutant Usman Ghani after he mistimed the shot to mid-off. Shawkat Ali carried on scoring at a healthy rate.

Afghanistan chased down the target with more than six overs to spare.  The key batsman was Ghani amassed a fine 70 for the Afghan setup. Samiullah Shenwari too played well for his knock of 43. Afghanistan is certainly a side to beat in the lower levels of the game.

Brief scores:

Hong Kong 216 in 49.3 overs (Irfan Ahmed, Babar Hayat 54; Amir Hamza 3 for 30) lost to Afghanistan 218 for 4 in 43.1 overs (Usman Ghani 70; Nizakat Khan 1 for 30) by 6 wickets.

Full Scorecard

Man of the Match: Usman Ghani

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Dubai

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Phillip Hughes passes away: Let us bring Sean Abbott back on track

Phil Hughes and other cricketers who succumbed to on-field injuries

Phillip Hughes 7th-youngest Test cricketer to die

Phillip Hughes: A brief look at the career of one of Australia’s most promising talents

Phillip Hughes: Rest in peace

Australia England India India tour of Australia 2014-15 New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes

Phil Hughes passes away: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray pay tribute

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI at Colombo, Preview: Hosts look to continue domination over England

Phil Hughes passes away: Former England cricketers feels for Sean Abbott

Phil Hughes passes away: Sourav Ganguly expresses grief

Bengal announce 14-member squad for Col CK Nayudu tournament

Prakash Bhandari: The teenage prodigy BCCI could not capitalise on

Phil Hughes: Remembering his most memorable knocks

Phillip Hughes passes away: Kolkata is where Kolkata was

Phillip Hughes passes away: Crying for Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes passes away: Let us bring Sean Abbott back on track

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

Yo Yo Honey Singh goes into depression? His whereabouts unknown!

इबोला प्रायोगिक दवा के प्रयोग के नतीजे सकारात्मक आए

Shocking: Priyanka Chopra’s property a part of a sex racket?

Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aamir Khan to share stage with Rajat Sharma to celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adaalat!

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Kanika Maheshwari aka Meenakshi of Diya Aur Baati Hum: Gautam needs to control his anger a little

सुपरमॉडल केट का क्रिसमस के लिए ब्यूटी टिप्स

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here