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Hong Kong beat Scotland in first ever ODI on home soil

Hong Kong in action in World Cricket League at Mission Road

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 January, 2016, 10:25am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 February, 2016, 1:43pm

After their four-day clash fell victim to the cold snap, Hong Kong beat Scotland by a comprehensive 109 runs in the first of two one-day internationals in the Braidwood Cup series on Tuesday at Mission Road.

It's the first time the team have played an ICC-sanctioned ODI at home. Hong Kong were an impressive 259 all out after 49.1 overs and then bowled out Scotland for 150 in 39.1 overs.

After a dire start - KD Shah was caught and bowled for a duck with the third ball, and Babar Hayat (8 runs) swiftly followed - Jamie Atkinson helped steady the ship with 21 before Nizakhat Khan and teenage opener Anshuman Rath put on a terrific partnership.

They were both just short of a century, Rath run out on 97 and Khan caught on 94.

Rath had two 6s and eight 4s, Khan 11 4s and three 6s.

Scotland wickets fell steadily and the visitors never really recovered from losing three wickets for 17 runs after almost 10 overs. The next World Cricket League ODI is on Thursday.