Does not pick the googly and the ball beats the bat by a month. The Indian cricket team will look to fix their shortcomings before their big game against Pakistan on Wednesday, while Hong Kong would like to play their full quota of 50 overs. Landed well outside off, it comes in with the drift and Dhawan tries to get innovative. Ideal start to the over! Picks his spot to perfection! Ehsan tosses it up, gives it air and keeps it on middle stump line. Shikhar Dhawan plays the shot on his back foot, hits the ball towards the third man to find the fence.
He looked lack-lustre in this over, was too wayward and leaked runs. Ehsan Khan c Scott McKechnie b Ehsan Khan 0 3 balls. All the teams have played a match in the 2018 Asia Cup and India is the only side yet to play their first game. A terrific effort from the opener. We will be put under pressure at times. The latter got to a brilliant ton and when he was out there India looked like crossing 300.
Can they get to 300? We are ready for and the boys are ready to do. The Hong Kong skipper finally gets off the mark, on his 11th delivery. Falls safely, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the top edge from Aizaz Khan's delivery but the ball fell short of the man at short fine leg. Exactly the start he was looking for after being recalled to the squad. Back in the mix after a back injury, Bhuvneshwar will also look to use the Hong Kong game as a warm-up ahead of the Pakistan tie.
A bullet throw from Khaleel Ahmed though. Scott McKechnie st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 7 6 balls. Poor bouncer from Ehsan Nawaz, was going down the leg side, Shikhar Dhawan pulls it towards fine leg to find the fence. India lose two wickets in quick succession. Great partnership by those two openers. Chahal traps him in front of wicket. He has stood tall and has unsettled the Indian bowlers.
In fact, India are the only side to not get a break between two matches in the group stage. However, a good fight back towards the fag end by the Hong Kong bowlers, especially, Kinchit Shah managed to keep the Men in Blue below 300 but that too proved to be enough. The Asia Cup will once again bring to the fore Dhoni's batting frailties with age as his strike rate has been below par in recent limited overs matches. Rayudu, who is playing his first game for India in over two years, gets there with a boundary as India continue to pile up runs against Hong Kong. Drinks break has been taken! Way over the mid-wicket boundary and that's a maximum.
He does his favored thigh slap after that. Cricinfo Predictions Rohit Sharma to score a century. I am quite excited with our middle order and it's a challenge for all of us to bat in such conditions. However, credit has to be given to them for the fight they have shown in this game. Babar Hayat c Dhoni b Chahal 18 20 balls.
Rohit has a chat with his teammates and finally signals for the 'T. Dhoni in their ranks, India will look to get their combination right in the first game before the tougher test of Pakistan on which all eyes will rest. Exactly what India needed, two wickets in quick succession. Take the day off - I'm sure your bosses will understand. India, on the other hand, will want the openers to attempt something extravagant and throw their wickets away.
Based on our experience, the total number of shots could determine if a football team win the match. Gets a faint edge and the keeper takes it sharply. Gives the credit to Shikhar Dhawan for playing a superb knock. Attempts to bring out the reverse sweep but is caught on the thigh pad. Good move to have the keeper right up to the stumps.