Temporary scores: India 285/7 (Shikhar Dhawan 127, Ambati Rayudu 60; Kinchit Shah three/39; Ehsan Khan 2/65) beat Hong Kong 259/eight (Nizakat Khan 92, Anshuman Rath 73; Yuzvendra Chahal three/46, Khaleel Ahmed three/48, Kuldeep Yadav 2/42) by 26 runs
- India recorded their second win towards Hong Kong, who they final met and gained towards within the 2008 Asia Cup. This was their 485th win general in ODI cricket.
- Khaleel Ahmed turned the 222nd ODI participant for India, who handed the Rajasthan left-arm pacer his worldwide debut. Nizakat Khan was his first worldwide wicket, his three/48 on debut having an enormous hand in India overcome Hong Kong’s problem and guide their place within the Tremendous 4.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s 14th ODI century was essential to India beating Hong Kong, who stunned many with their resilience and self-discipline with bat and ball. Dhawan has turn out to be the fourth-fastest general, and the second-fastest Indian, to rack up 14 ODI lots of.
- Ambati Rayudu, who performed his first match in additional than two years, scored his seventh ODI half-century (a 70-ball 60), and his 116-run, second-wicket partnership with Dhawan gave India a strong basis for an enormous whole batting first.
- Chasing 286 for a win, Hong Kong set the cat among the many pigeons with a shocking 174-run, first-wicket partnership between Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath. That is now the very best partnership for any wicket for Hong Kong in ODI cricket!
- Nizakat was the aggressor within the opening partnership, giving Hong Kong the early momentum with clear ball-striking, which caught the Indian bowlers off guard. He went on to make his third ODI half-century (a 117-ball 92) and gave his crew a robust likelihood of chasing down 286 along with his aggressive batsmanship and talent to seek out the stability between discovering the boundary and rotating the strike.
- On the different finish, Rath, the captain, was an excellent foil. He began off slowly however began connecting effectively as his innings progressed. He made his seventh ODI half-century (a 97-ball 73) and seemed to be guiding Hong Kong to what could have been their greatest win, till he uppishly drove Kuldeep Yadav to Rohit Sharma at cowl.
- Captaining India in an ODI for the fourth time, Rohit recorded his third win.