South Korea won the match by six runs © Getty Images (Representation photo)
South Korea won the match by six runs © Getty Images (Representation photo)

Sep 29, 2014

South Korea on Monday trumped China by five wickets at Incheon to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s cricket competition in Asian Games 2014. After setting a target of 88, South Korea restricted China to 82 for seven after their allotted 10 overs in the quater-final clash.

For the winners, Daesik Sung starred with the bat, slamming two sixes and two fours each to score 33 off just 16 balls. Opening batsman Sunghoon Cho scored a fine 23 off 28 balls to help South Korea set a strong target.

In their reply, China continued to lose wickets at regular intervals that hampered their chances. Opening batsmabn Song Yang Yang top-scored with 18 as China succumed to a defeat by six runs. For South Korea, Hwanhee Lee claimed two wickets while Taekwan Park and Kyungsik Kim bagged one wicket each.

Brief scores:

South Korea 88 for 5 in 10 overs (Sunghoon Cho 23, Daesik Sung 33; Zhong Wenyi 4 for 9) beat China 82 for 7 in 10 overs (Song Yang Yang 18, Li Jian 15; Hwanhee Lee 2 for 20) by 6 runs.

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