Asia Cup 2018: Match 4, India vs Hong Kong – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s close win against Hong Kong.

Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India had their hands over their head for nearly 2/3rd of Hong Kong’s innings as the Associate team was cruising during the 286-run chase. The opening pair of Anshuman Rath and Nizakat Khan added 174 in 34.1 to send tremors in the Indian camp. Once the opening stand was broken, India kept taking wickets and managed to restrict them to 259/8. Earlier, the Indian team posted 285/7 in their 50 overs thanks to a brilliant 127-run innings from Shikhar Dhawan.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s close win against Hong Kong:

3/48 – Syed Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling figures of 3/48 are the joint best by an Indian left-arm pacer on ODI debut. Zaheer Khan also returned with same figures on his ODI debut against Kenya in 2000. Among left-arm Indian bowlers, only Dilip Doshi (3/32 against Australia in 1980) had better bowling figures on ODI debut.


50 – Kuldeep Yadav became the joint 3rd quickest to 50 ODI wickets and the 2nd quickest among Indians. He completed the milestone in 22 innings; the second-fewest behind Ajantha Mendis (18).

105 – Innings taken by Shikhar Dhawan to complete his 14th century in the ODI format. He is the 4th fastest and the 2nd fastest among Indians after Virat Kohli (103) to score 14th ODI hundred.

174 – The opening partnership of 174 runs between Anshuman Rath and Nizakat Khan is the highest for any wicket for Hong Kong in the ODI format surpassing the same pair’s 170-run stand for the 4th wicket in 2016 against Scotland.

174 – The 174-run opening stand by Hong Kong in this game is the highest by any associate nation for the opening wicket in the ODI format against a full-member nation. When Bangladesh were an associate in 1999, their opening pair of Mehrab Hossain and Shahriar Hossain put on 170 against Zimbabwe.

188 – Hong Kong’s opening partnership of 174 is the 2nd highest opening stand in an ODI chase to end up on the losing side. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga added 188 also against India during the famous Rajkot ODI in 2009 where they fell short by four runs in a 415-run chase.

259/8 – Hong Kong’s total of 259/8 in this game is their highest among the six Asia Cup matches they played thus far. Their previous highest total in the tournament was 165 against Pakistan in 2004. This was also the first time that Hong Kong were not bowled out in the six Asia Cup matches they played.

2012 – The last instance when India won an ODI after conceding a century partnership was way back in 2012. India defeated Pakistan during the 2012 Asia Cup game despite conceding a 224-run opening stand while bowling first.

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