Team India has won the first match in thier Asia Cup against Hong Kong, winning the toss and Hong Kong elected to bowl first. They come back very hard and restricted India to below 300.
India Scored 285 runs in thier 50 overs, in reply, Chasing a challenging target of 286 runs, Hong Kong rode on half-centuries by opener Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath before batting out their full quota of 50 overs for a score of 259/8.
Khan was the highest scorer for Hong Kong with 92 runs off 115 balls while Rath scored 73 off 97. The duo frustrated the Indian bowlers for a rather lenghty period on their way to an opening partnership of 174 runs in 34 overs.
Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav finally broke the partnership with a flighted delivery when Rath tried to go for a big shot only to see India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma pull off a fine diving effort.
India: 285/7 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 127, Ambati Rayudu 60; Kinchit Shah 3/39) beat Hong Kong: 259/8 in 50 overs (Nizakat Khan 92, Anshuman Rath 73; Khaleel Ahmed 3/48) by 26 runs.