Asia Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts After India Thump Hong Kong And Qualify For Super 4

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Asia Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts After India Thump Hong Kong And Qualify For Super 4

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Asia cup 2022: From start to the end, Tema India completely dominated Hong Kong on Wednesday to register an emphatic 40-run victory in Dubai. With this win, following the one on Pakistan from Sunday, Rohit Sharma’s team have now gone into the Super 4 round, joining Afghanistan who qualified for Super 4 yesterday after wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

It was the Suryakumar Yadav show for India that hogged the limelight for all good reasons. SKY hammered 68 runs in 26 balls and dominated the 98-run third-wicket stand with Virat Kohli. In his sizzling innings, Suryakumar walloped 6 fours and as many sixes, four of which came in the last over itself.

Virat Kohli registered his first half-century in international cricket since the IPL 2022 ended. Kohli scored 59 runs off 44 balls, lacing 3 sixes in his entertaining knock. India skipper Rohit Sharma had given India a rapidfire start, whacking 21 runs in 13 balls.

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But it was KL Rahul’s outing that raised questions, frustration and concern about his intent - Rahul batted for 39 balls to score 36 runs. Given the opposition and good conditions, this was a poor outing by any standards, let alone KL Rahul’s standards.

In reply by Hong Kong, Babar Hayat, the number 3 batter, top-scored for Hong Kong with 41 runs in 35 balls and Kinchit Shah scored 30 off 28 balls, in their side’s total of 152.

Arshdeep Singh gave India their first breakthrough, dismissing opener Yasim Murtaza in the second over of the game. Indian bowlers controlled the proceeding from thereon and the required run rate soared for Hong Kong.

While Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were on the money, returning with figures of 1/15, Avesh Khan had another terrible game, returning with 1/53. Even though undertaking the conditins, this was a disappointing show from Avesh, further raising concerns about India’s back-up pace bowling options to Bumrah and Harshal.

Fans on Twitter celebrated India’s win, hailing Suryakumar and Kohli’s performances while lamenting the one from KL Rahul.

Here are some of the best reactions from the India-Hong Kong game: