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  • 11:34 PM IST

    LIVE: Netherlands 92 all-out vs Hong Kong: Hong Kong have done the unthinkable. After losing their first two encounters versus Scotland and Oman, they were not expected to win like this but they have trounced Netherlands by a huge margin. After a clinical performance with the bat, their bowlers, especially Anshuman Rath, Ehsan Khan and Nadeem Ahmed shone as no one from Netherlands’ side showed resistance in the chase. Hong Kong are now highly dependent on Oman’s fate to know about their fortune in the tournament. Join us tomorrow to know the final four of the tournament.

  • 11:30 PM IST

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  • 11:01 PM IST

    Netherlands falling like nine pins here. They are well and surely out of the contest against Hong Kong.

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  • 10:43 PM IST

  • 10:43 PM IST

    Desert T20 has been full of excitement as we have witnessed some outrageous shots, unbelievable catches and remarkable turnaround in the tournament. Looks like Hong Kong is set to win their first encounter and get off the mark in the league. Another careless outing for Netherlands.

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  • 10:23 PM IST
    LIVE: Netherlands 7/1 in 1 over vs Hong Kong: The chase has begun with Netherlands already a wicket down. Now this is getting tougher for the Dutch side as they have a mountain to climb and have not got off to a desirable start. Michael Rippon goes for no score as Nadeem Ahmed strikes in his very first over.
  • 10:13 PM IST

  • 9:59 PM IST
    LIVE: Hong Kong 183/4 in 20 overs vs Netherlands: This is a good total posted by Hong Kong in a must win game for both sides. Hong Kong started off on an aggressive note and carried on the momentum without losing wickets in abundance. Fifty from Nizakhat Khan and cameos from Anshy Rath and Waqas Khan helped the side cross over 170 and now their bowlers will fancy their chances against Netherlands’ lacklustre batting line-up. Will Netherlands learn from their mistakes from their last encounter and emerge on top?
  • 9:48 PM IST
    LIVE: Hong Kong 155/3 in 18 overs vs Netherlands: Anshy Rath and Waqas Khan have added 56 runs together and have taken their side to a competitive total. Netherlands will feel the heat as they succumbed to a modest chase yesterday and now have to bat out of their skin to chase anything above 170, which certainly looks on card at the moment. How many will they get folks?
  • 9:31 PM IST

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  • 9:21 PM IST
    LIVE: Hong Kong 98/2 in 12 overs vs Netherlands: Netherlands have finally seen the back of Nizakhat Khan as he falls for 59. Both the openers have been run out but this is a big blow for Hong Kong. After giving his side a great start, NIzakhat must have been determined to take his side close to the 200-run mark. Nonetheless, the onus shifts on Babar Hayat and Anshy Rath to rescue their side.
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  • 9:07 PM IST
    LIVE: Hong Kong 83/1 in 8 overs vs Netherlands: Nizakhat Khan has crossed his half-century as Hong Kong are piling on runs at a brisk rate. Babar Hayat has just come to the crease and will be looking to give ample support and strike to the settled opener. Hong Kong going at more than 10 per over. Netherlands surely feeling the heat after losing a close tie yesterday against Scotland.
  • 9:01 PM IST

  • 8:54 PM IST

    Nizakhat Khan is on fire as he has blasted 38 off 18 balls already. Hong Kong have got to 50 inside 4 overs and will be hoping for one of their openers to play throughout the innings. Netherlands need a wicket anyhow.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    LIVE: Hong Kong 34/0 in 3 overs vs Netherlands: Hong Kong have started off on a positive note and their intentions are clear. They are down but do not want to go out as of now. They need to win and win by a good margin. Nizakhat Khan is batting on 20* whereas Aizaz Khan is unbeaten on 13*.

  • 8:39 PM IST

    Nizakhat Khan has taken on Roelof van de Merwe to the cleaners by striking three back-to-back boundaries to start Match no. 10 of Desert T20 2017 in style.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Hong Kong off to a flying start versus Netherlands.

  • 8:36 PM IST


Good evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCoutry’s live coverage of Desert T20 Challenge 2017. This is match No. 10 of the tournament between Netherlands and Hong Kong. The match is scheduled to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Netherlands are the favourites to win the match as they have won one of the two matches they have played. Hong Kong are yet to bag any victory in the tournament and are virtually out of contest. This will be a crucial match for Netherlands to stay alive in the contest but their qualification to semi-final will depend on the result of Oman’s encounter with Scotland on Thursday.

Netherlands started with a victory in the first match against Oman but are coming off a defeat to Scotland in their previous match. Scotland are leading the table of Group B with two victories in two matches that they have played so far. They put up a below par 148 in the match but Netherlands, despite Michael Rippon’s 42-run effort, lost the match by 7 runs. While the bowling was decent, middle-order batsmen failed  completely. Hong Kong, on the other hand, disappointed with their batting in the last match as they were bundled for a mere 87 which Oman chased with ease.

Live Cricket Scorecard, Hong Kong vs Netherlands, Match 9, Desert T20 2017


Netherlands: Peter Borren (c), Ahsan Malik, Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Sikander Zulfiqar, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Tobias Visee

Hong Kong: Kyle Christie, Aizaz Khan, Anshuman Rath, Babar Hayat (c), Christopher Carter (wk), Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Cameron McAulsan, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Shahid Wasif, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan