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Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli fifties power India to 192/2

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  • 31st August, 2022 10:00:02 PM
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Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli fifties power India to 192/2

Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat as India managed to post a total of 192 for two against Hong Kong in an Asia Cup Group A match against Hong Kong.

Kohli (59 not out off 44) and Suryakumar (68 not out off 26) added an unbeaten 98 runs to rescue India, who were at one stage 94 for two after 13 overs of play. KL Rahul got out after a slugging 36 off 39 while skipper Rohit Sharma (21) too failed to leave his mark. For Hong Kong, Ayush Shukla and Mohammad Ghazanfar picked a wicket each.

India made one change to their playing XI from the last game as Rishabh Pant replaced Hardik Pandya, who has been rested. Hong Kong skipper Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to field first against India in the Asia Cup Group A match on Wednesday.

After beating arch-rivals Pakistan in a nail-biter, India eye an automatic spot in the Super 4. The Rohit Sharma-led side will look to keep Hong Kong away from providing any scare like the side did in the 2018 edition of the continental event.

Notably, India had registered a narrow 26-run win over Hong Kong at that time as the latter had faced a batting collapse after a good start.

Hong Kong will be looking to make an impression on the big stage in Dubai after they won all three of their qualifying matches to make the main draw of the six-nation tournament, which acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November.

India's: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

Hong Kong's: Nizakat Khan (capt), Babar Hayat, Yasim Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar.

Source: NDTV