UAE’s dream of being part of their house Asia Cup shattered after Hong Kong led by Anshuman Rath beat them by two wickets (DLS methodology) in an enthralling remaining within the qualifier match.Understandably, UAE’s coach Dougie Brown was disenchanted with the end result. “Gutted doesn’t even come near describing the sensation proper now,” he stated.
“I believe the blokes deserve a hell of lots of credit score for the best way they fought. We didn’t get all the things proper. We perhaps didn’t bowl in addition to we will do. We perhaps didn’t subject fairly in addition to we all know we will, however to get into the place we did, to get into the place the place we had the entire to defend we ended up with, was an outstanding effort. Credit score to Hong Kong, they received some crucial moments in a recreation of very superb margins.”
UAE scored 176 for 9 from their 24 overs with Ashfaq Ahmed high scoring with 79 off 51 balls. Nonetheless, Hong Kong managed to chase that down with three balls to spare.
The run-chase was a good one from the phrase go, with UAE wanting like they might take the sport away after they dismissed Hong Kong’s high 4 batsmen within the area of 4 overs. However Hong Kong continued to battle, and even after shedding their eighth wicket within the penultimate over, they managed to attain the three runs required for victory to realize the revised goal of 179.
Hong Kong’s skipper, Anshuman Rath, acknowledged UAE’s efforts when he stated, “The UAE batsmen batted tremendously nicely after the rain delay. To get that many runs in 10 overs is not any joke on any floor. The momentum was with them, however we knew it was a very good wicket.”
“Video games like that may go both method, so credit score to UAE for taking part in such an superior recreation. We knew we had the batting firepower to chase it down, and fortunately that occurred.”
Hong Kong will now be a part of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan within the Asia Cup that begins on September 15th. Hong Kong’s first match within the match can be on the second day once they play Pakistan.
First Printed: September 7, 2018, 12:53 PM IST