HONG KONG captain Pat Fordham would have spent a sleepless time last night thanks to a mix of ecstasy and agony. What with the adrenalin still pumping after leading his side to an 81-run win over Papua New Guinea and the anxiety of having to wait until today to know Hong Kong's fate at the International Cricket Council Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. It was a heady concoction strong enough to keep even the soundest of sleepers tossing and turning in bed. The nightmare scenario facing Hong Kong today is Bermuda defeating Scotland, resulting in these two teams qualifying from Group D into the last eight. If Scotland win, Hong Kong will progress as the second side in the group. 'It is out of our control now. All we can do is wait and see,' said Fordham, who yesterday led from the front as he has done on many a past occasion for the territory. He was in cracking form. His broad bat resonated sweetly as he crashed the ball to all corners of Club Kilat. Fordham smote four sixes and five fours in an innings which in cliched terms is normally described as a 'captain's knock'. It had all the ingredients - courage, determination and fighting spirit. When he came to bat, the territory were struggling at 128-4 with 17 overs left. It had been worse earlier in the day. Having opted to bat - as most sides here are doing when they win the toss - Hong Kong were soon in trouble having lost Kamran Raza (second over), Stewart Brew (eighth) and Riaz Farcy (13th). Farcy, was unlucky to be adjudged lbw and with his dismissal, the runs ceased to flow. It was left to Mark Eames and Rahul Sharma to set about building the innings and they did this in admirable fashion, adding 85 runs in 22 overs. Eames, who has been a steadying influence in the middle order, departed for 33 in the 33rd over trying to force the pace. Fordham walked in with Hong Kong desperately looking for runs. He started slowly, being bowled a maiden by left-arm medium pacer Toka Gaudi. But that was just probably lulling the Papuans into a false sense of security. He exploded in the next over of Gaudi's, lifting the seamer over the mid-wicket fence for the first six in Hong Kong's innings. One ball later, he cut him savagely through the covers for a boundary. Playing his trademarks cuts and pulls, Fordham kept the scorers busy. As wickets fell, he refused to let up the tempo rattling a quickfire 71 in 58 deliveries. He was dismissed in the penultimate over, but the job had been done. In the last 10 overs, Hong Kong added 75 runs, 49 of these coming in the last 30 balls. Hong Kong got off to a superb start when bowling with Farcy once again taking two wickets in his first over. He did it against Italy and yesterday emulated that feat. With Brew also getting into the act in his second over, PNG were three for seven by the third over. They never recovered although there was brief resistance from John Ovia who top-scored with 62. The end was ushered in by Brew who, returning for his second spell, was on a hat-trick dismissing Ipi Morea clean bowled and then cleverly getting Tuku Raka with his slower delivery. Two good run outs by 12th man Mike Swift and Alex French capped a good day for Hong Kong in the field. Now they have to wait and wonder what lies in store for them today.