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ICC World T20: Hong Kong post modest 127/7 against Scotland
Nagpur, March 12, 2016
Hong Kong ended up with a modest 127 for seven from their 20 overs against Scotland in the last match of Group B in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here this evening.
Skipper Tanwir Afzal won the toss and opted to bat first but the match soon appeared to be going Scotland's way, with both the openers dismissed under 30 runs within the power play overs.
Babar Hayat, who came in at number three, looked to be in fine touch when he sent three of the first five balls bowled to him to the fence. But his 10-ball 15 came to an end when he tried to take on the slow-left-arm Con de Lange only to be caught at mid-wicket by the substitute Calum Macleod.
A 49-run-partnership for the fourth wicket between Mark Champan and Anshy Rath pushed the score up to 82/4 in 14.3 overs from 33/3. But, a bit of brilliance with the ball by Mark Watt who bowled outside off-stump to a pre-meditated sweep got the set batsman out with a fine catch by Kyle Coetzer at fine-leg.
Chapman, who had become just the 10th player to score a century on his ODI debut with 124 runs against the UAE, sparkled again today, making 40 runs off 41 balls. His innings was calm, composed and his temperament was just unbeatable. His innings included two shots to the boundary, one along the ground and one clearing the fence.