Hong Kong came up with one of the most inspiring performances by an Associate team, but it wasn t enough to prevent India from registering a 26-run win in their 2018 Asia Cup opener. Chasing 286, openers Nizakat Khan and skipper Anshuman Rath set the platform with a record 174-run stand for the opening wicket, one which seemed to blow the wind out of India s sails.

However, the pressure of a steep asking rate, coupled by Hong Kong s inexperience at the top level allowed the Indian bowlers to chip away with wickets. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and debutant Khaleel Ahmed picked up three each to seal the win, after Shikhar Dhawan s 14th ODI century had taken India to 285/7.

Here are the match highlights.