‘Congratulations To Team India’ – Fans celebrate as India qualified to the super four of Asia Cup 2022 after beating Hong Kong

India and Hong Kong locked horns in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2022. It was the first match of Hong Kong in their campaign for the tournament. Whereas, India was playing their second match after a win against arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match by a margin of five wickets.

Hong Kong skipper Nizakat Khan won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Batting first, Indians posted a total of 192 runs for the loss of only two wickets in the allotted 20 overs. While chasing the target, Hong Kong could score 152 runs for the loss of five wickets in overs and lost the match by 40 runs.

The fans also reacted to the second consecutive victory of India in the tournament. They also appreciated the team and the Indian players as well for qualifying into the super four round of the 15th edition of the tournament.

Here’s how Twitter reacted after India’s win against Hong Kong:

Discussing furthermore the match, then skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings for India and made a partnership of 38 runs in the 4.5 overs. Rohit fell prey to Ayush Shukla on the penultimate delivery of the fifth over. After that, senior batter KL Rahul and former skipper Virat Kohli stitched a partnership of 66 runs for the second wicket. KL Rahul got out at 36 runs off 39 balls with two sixes.

Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli made the day for the Indian cricket fans

After KL’s dismissal, Virat Kohli sojourned there in the middle till the end and made an unbeaten partnership of 98 runs for the third wicket. Virat scored 59 runs off 44 balls with a boundary and three sixes. Other than him, Suryakumar Yadav also amazed everyone with his blistering knock of 68 runs off just 26 balls with six boundaries and six explosive sixes.

On the backs of these brilliant knocks, India posted a total of 192 runs for the loss of two wickets in the 20 overs.

While chasing the target, Hong Kong had a very poor start as they lost their first wicket only on the score of 12 runs. Senior batter Babar Hayat played a struggling knock of 41 runs off 30 balls with three boundaries and two sixes. Other than him, number four batter Kinchit Shah also played a knock of 28 runs with two boundaries and a six to his name.

But Hong Kong couldn’t cross the line and scored only 152 runs for the loss of five wickets. Eventually, India won the match by 40 runs and secured their berth in the super four round of the tournament.

Notably, India has now become the second team to qualify for the super four round of the 15th edition of the tournament after Afghanistan. Earlier, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka and then Pakistan in their two group matches to reach the super four.

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