Ola! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the 20-over tour match between Hong Kong and Pakistanis at Dubai. Two tour matches are scheduled to be played before the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series between Pakistan and England kicks off on November 26, with the first game to be played again at Dubai. The second tour match is scheduled during the second half of the day which will be played between England XI and United Arab Emirates. After losing the three-match Test series 2-0, the visitors bounced back with an excellent 3-1 victory in the four-match One-Day International series.

Hong Kong were 63 for 3 and from there the visitors lost six next wickets in a span of just 38 runs to give the obvious result of Pakistanis easily winning the fixture. Only Mark Chapman showed some fight with his 50 from 39 deliveries.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Hong Kong 56/2 | Overs 9 | Target 168 | BATTING: Anshy Rath 18(19), Mark Chapman 28(25): Pakistanis posted 167 for seven in their 20 overs with their wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan top-scoring. He remianed unbeaten at 55 from 38 deliveries. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s Haseeb Amjad bagged three wickets out of those seven dismissals. In reply to Pakistanis’ 167, Hong KOng have had a decnet start. They already have more than 50 runs in eight overs with a loss of just two wickets. Aamer Yamin and Sohail Tanvir claimed a wicket each for the hosts. OUT! Waqas Barkat c Mohammad Rizwan b Sohail Tanvir 2(6) OUT! Babar Hayat c Sohaib Maqsood b Aamer Yamin 6(5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pakistanis 105/5 | Overs 15 | BATTING: Aamer Yamin 11(6), Mohammad Rizwan 37(25): After the dismissal of Pakistanis’ opneing batsman Rafatullah Mohmand in the fifth over, the other batsmen also did not last at the crease for a long time before Rizwan came in. However, Hong Kong began the match with removing Pakistan’s star batsman Ahmed Shehzad on the very firts delivery of the day. The five wickets are shared between Hong Kong’s Tanwir Afzal, Haseeb Amjad, Aizaz Khan and Anshuman Rath with the latter bagging two of those five wickets. OUT! Rafatullah Mohmand c Waqas Barkat b Tanwir Afzal 25(19) OUT! Ahmed Shehzad LBW b Haseeb Amjad OUT! Sohaib Maqsood c Nadeem Ahmed b Anshuman Rath 25(28) OUT! Umar Akmalb c Carter b Aizaz Khan 10(7) OUT! Shahid Afridi c Babar Hayat b Anshuman Rath 5(6)

TOSS UPDATE: Pakistanis have won the toss, elect to bat.

After delivering a magnificent performance against Pakistan in the recent ODI series, England Cricketers have climbed a few places up in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Amongst the players who did exceptionally well in the series is Jos Buttler. With this, Buttler became the second highest-ranked batsman for England following Joe Root who is in the 16th spot after his 145 runs in the series. James Taylor also elevated up in the ranking as the 25-year-old skipped 21 places in the list to obtain his career-best 36 th position. The other two cricketers who saw their ICC ranking go up are opener Jason Roy and Alex Hales. Roy moved 12 places up and is currently ranked 88 in the list while Hales skipped 27 places and is now ranked as 97 th.

Squad:

Pakistanis: Aamer Yamin, Ahmed Shehzad (c), Anwar Ali, Bilal Asif, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Rafatullah Mohmand, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz

Hong Kong: Aizaz Khan, Anshuman Rath, JJ Atkinson, Babar Hayat, C Carter (wk), MS Chapman, Ehsan Nawaz, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, KD Shah, ND Shah, Tanwir Afzal (c), Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan