Trio power HK to Qatar victory

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2008, 12:00am

A superb display of power-hitting from Munir Dar and Najeeb Amar, plus the cool head of Ilyas Gull lifted Hong Kong to a whopping 176-run victory over Qatar in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Hong Kong were struggling at 79 for seven in the 23rd over, before Gull (56) and Najeeb (45) got together in a superb rescue effort. That was continued by Dar, who hammered 89 off just 52 deliveries including six sixes and eight fours. Opening bowler Irfan Ahmed grabbed five of the first six batsmen as Qatar were bowled out for 100 in the 19th over. Najeeb took three wickets.