ICC World T20: Zimbabwe beat Hong Kong by 14 runs

Zimbabwe beat Hong Kong by 14 runs in the first ICC World T20 qualifier in Nagpur on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 8, 2016 7:39 pm
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Zimbabwe relied on their experience in international cricket to tame a fighting Hong Kong by 14 runs in the opening match of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers at VCA stadium, in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong

As it happened

1826 hrs IST: ALL OVER! Zimbabwe beat Hong Kong by 14 runs in the first qualifier

1818 hrs IST: WICKET! 2/2 for Chatara. Hong Kong 130/6, only a miracle can help them win now

1816 hrs IST: WICKET! Rath hits it straight to Tiripano off Chatara. Hong Kong 130/5

1810 hrs IST: Nine coming from the over, Hong Kong now need 30 from 12 balls to win this contest

1805 hrs IST: WICKET! Atkinson goes big but fails to clear the fielder. Out for 53. #HK 108/4

1800 hrs IST: Atkinson brings up his FIFTY off 41 balls, also brings up the 100 for Hong Kong

1759 hrs IST: SIX! Atkinson gets hold of that one and launches it into the stands. 89m the hit. The opener moves to 46 off 40

1750 hrs IST: With Chapman back in the hut, Hong Kong need a special effort to seal this one. They are 91/3 after 15 overs

1738 hrs IST: Chapman goes inside-out and brings up the FIFTY for Hong Kong with a boundary

1735 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, Hong Kong are 48/2. Zimbabwe were 77/4 at the same stage

1730 hrs IST: WICKET! W Masakadza traps Babar in front. Hong Kong 43/2 after 8.1 overs

1727 hrs IST: Atkinson make a move on. Moves to 24 off 18

1720 hrs IST: Hong Kong 24/1 after the powerplay. They need a move on. Asking rate rising at the moment

1714 hrs IST: WICKET! Campbell goes big but fails to clear the circle. Hong Kong 15/1

1707 hrs IST: Panyangara pitches it short and it’s Atkinson who pulls it to the ropes this time. Nine coming from the over

1705 hrs IST: Campbell pulls one to the ropes. Got into good position and timed it well

1700 hrs IST: Hong Kong 5/0 after two. Zimbabwe seamers doing a fine job so far

1650 hrs IST: Hong Kong openers Atkinson and Campbell out in the middle. Zimbabwe start with Panyangara

1636 hrs IST:  Zimbabwe got off to a brisk start, kept losing wickets, recovered, lost their way at the death before Chigumbura (13-ball 30*) pushed the total to 158/8

1629 hrs IST: One to play, Zimbabwe are 144/7. Can they go past the 150-run mark? Stay tuned

1628 hrs IST: Chigumbura hits consecutive sixes. Much needed hits for Zimbabwe

1627 hrs IST: Zimbabwe were looking good for 160 but Hong Kong have pulled things back with regular strikes

1620 hrs IST: WICKET! Zimbabwe lose third in quick succession. Nadeep traps Tiripano in front

1618 hrs IST: WICKET! Full toss and Sibanda (59) hits it straight to Chapman in the deep. 125/6

1615 hrs IST: WICKET! Waller goes big but fails to get enough distance. Out after scoring 26. 123/5

1612 hrs IST: FIFTY-run partnership between Sibanda and Waller comes up

1608 hrs IST: FIFTY for Sibanda, his first in T20Is. Zimbabwe 111/4 after 15 overs

1600 hrs IST: Seven to play, Zimbabwe 95/4. Sibanda holds key for them now. They would like him to bat through and help the side cross the 150-run mark

1550 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, Zimbabwe are 77/4. Sibanda and Waller in the middle

1542 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor running between the wickets and Raza falls well short. Zimbabwe lose their fourth, 62/4

1539 hrs IST: Ryan Campbell, oldest T20I debutant, to bowl his offies

1535 hrs IST: WICKET! Williams drags a Tanwir delivery back on to his stumps. Zimbabwe 53/3 in the seventh over

1533 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Zimbabwe in the sixth over of the innings. They have lost two but are scoring at a brisk pace

1529 hrs IST: Early spin! left-arm spinner Nadeem into the attack

1525 hrs IST: WICKET! Mutumbami goes big but finds Nadeem in the deep. Out without troubling the scorers. 38/2

1520 hrs IST: Sibanda dealing in boundaries. Races to 17 off only 9

1516 hrs IST: Sibanda is the new man in and wastes very little time, off the mark with a boundary

1512 hrs IST: WICKET! Masakadza, just when he was looking to take off, is run-out for 21. A casual referral finds his bat, foot in the air; bails off. 20/1

1509 hrs IST: 4, 6, 4 – Masakadza takes on Amjad’s military medium-pace

1506 hrs IST: Haseeb Amjad to bowl from the other end. Tanwir conceded only one from his over

1500 hrs IST: Zimbabwe openers Masakadza and Sibanda are out in the middle. Hong Kong captain Tanwir to commence proceedings with the new ball

1454 hrs IST: The two teams are out in the middle for the national anthems

1449 hrs IST: The team sheets are out

HK XI: J Atkinson, R Campbell, B Hayat, M Chapman, A Rath, N Khan, K Shah, T Afzal, A Khan, H Amjad, N Ahmed

ZIM XI: H Masakadza, V Sibanda, R Mutumbami, S Williams, M Waller, S Raza, E Chigumbura, D Tiripano, T Panyangara, W Masakadza, T Chatara

1444 hrs IST: The pitch looks nice and dry. Little bit of grass covering to hold the wicket together under the sun

1440 hrs IST: It’s bright and sunny in Nagpur, typical Indian conditions on offer. Pitch update shortly

1430 hrs IST: Toss! Hong Kong win toss and have elected to field first in the first qualifier

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The build-up

Hoping to find their place in the World

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Associates have tried to shed ‘amateur tag’ as their players have gotten stronger but advancing from qualifiers won’t be easy.