Pakistan thrashed Hong Kong in their final Group A match on Friday (September 2). Pakistan defeated Hong Kong in the Chase of 194 by 155 runs, their largest victory in T20Is (in terms of run-margin), to advance to the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup. Hong Kong was skittled for 38 in 10.4 Overs. Mohammad Nawaz took 3/5, while Shadab Khan took 4/8. Shahnawaz Dahani grabbed one wicket, while Naseem Shah claimed two.
Earlier, Pakistan scored 193/2, led by Mohammad Rizwan's highest score of 78 not out and Fakhar Zaman's 53. Pakistan was given the opportunity to bat first, and after captain Babar Azam was quickly dismissed by Ehsan Khan in the Powerplay, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman led a sluggish recovery. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman then stitched a 116-run stand for the second wicket. Khushdil Shah then led the last push, hitting an unbeaten 35 from 15 balls, including five sixes, towards the end.
In response, Hong Kong were bundled out for 38, thus handing a resounding 155-run victory to Pakistan, who become the fourth team to qualify for Super Four.
Brief scores: Pakistan 193/2 in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 78*, Fakhar Zaman 53, Khushdil Shah 35*; Ehsan Khan 2-28) beat Hong Kong 38 all out in 10.4 overs (Shadab Khan 4-8, Mohammad Nawaz 3-5) by 155 runs.