Calcutta: Hong Kong created an upset in their World T20 warm-up match, on Wednesday, defeating Zimbabwe by four wickets in Chittagong.
Zimbabwe set up a decent total of 153 for seven, courtesy some lusty hitting by Elton Chigumbura (45 ..; 28b, 7x4, 1x6) towards the end of the innings. However, Hong Kong rode Mark Chapman’s unbeaten 53 (4x4, 3x6) to overhaul the target in 20 overs. Tanwir Afzal also chipped in with an unbeaten 37.
The duo stitched together an unbroken partnership of 70 runs.
In other matches, Ireland defeated Nepal by five wickets, Afghanistan drubbed the Netherlands by 35 runs (D/L method) and Bangladesh beat the UAE by four wickets.
Afghanistan 150/7 in 20 ovs (M. Nabi 40; A. Malik 3/28). Netherlands 86 in 12.3 ovs (A. Alam 4/25, H. Hotak 3/16). Afghanistan won by 35 runs
UAE 142/7 in 20 ovs (K. Khan 44). Bangladesh 146/6 in 18.5 ovs (T. Iqbal 43). Bangladesh won by 4 wickets
Zimbabwe 153/7 in 20 ovs (E. Chigumbura 45 ..; I. Ahmed 3/25). Hong Kong 159/6 in 20 ovs. Hong Kong won by 4 wickets
Nepal 137/7 in 20 ovs (G. Malla 47). Ireland 141/5 in 19.1 ovs. Ireland won by 5 wickets