Pakistan earn record win over Hong Kong

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Pakistan have bowled out Hong Kong for a record-low 38 while achieving their biggest victory in a Twenty20 international at the Asia Cup.

Pakistan sealed the last berth in the Super 4 stage with Friday's whopping 155-run win and will face India on Sunday.

Shadab Khan bagged 4-8 with his sharp googlies and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz snapped up 3-5 as Hong Kong were dismissed in 10.4 overs, with their highest scorer being 'extras' with 10.

Mohammad Rizwan anchored Pakistan to 2-193 with an unbeaten knock of 73 off 57 balls after captain Babar Azam fell in the third over.

Fakhar Zaman made a watchful 53 and shared a 116-run stand for the second wicket with Rizwan.

Khushdil Shah provided a late flourish with a brisk unbeaten 35 off 15 balls that featured four sixes in the last over.

Pakistan's previous best T20 win was by 143 against the West Indies in 2018.

Hong Kong's previous lowest T20 all-out total had been 69 against Nepal in 2014.

The Super 4 opens on Saturday with the game between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.