Hong Kong lose Twenty20 opener

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 November, 2009, 12:00am

Hong Kong's campaign to add the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 title to the one-day crown they hold got off to a terrible start when they lost by one-wicket to Saudi Arabia in their opening game in Abu Dhabi. A run-a-ball 53 by opener Roy Lamsam and a quick-fire 28 from Irfan Ahmed was insufficient as Hong Kong were stunned by the Saudis, whose last pair scraped home with three balls to spare. Hong Kong could only manage 132 for six wickets. A dozen teams are taking part in the second ACC Twenty20 tournament. Hong Kong are in group A with Afghanistan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and China. The other group comprises Nepal, Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.