Hong Kong face a daunting task when they meet Pakistan in what will be their last appearance at the eighth Asia Cup. This is the last game in the preliminary round and after the 116-run loss to Bangladesh on Friday, this is most certainly the curtain call. It is an once-in-a-lifetime chance of playing against Pakistan in a one-day international. 'Undoubtedly this is the biggest day of our cricketing lives. It doesn't get any bigger than this,' said Hong Kong captain Rahul Sharma. It certainly doesn't. Facing up to Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Sami or bowling to Inzamam-ul-Haq and the rest of a talented array of strokeplayers is mind-boggling. It is the ultimate David versus Goliath story. Only in this case David is missing his slingshot and has both hands tied behind him. Hong Kong's chances of pulling off an upset in the six-nation tournament, was lost by brittle batting against Bangladesh. Not even a miracle can win the day against the powerful Pakistan lineup. They have explosive batsmen, from opener Imran Farhat right down to wicketkeeper Moin Khan, a bowling attack that is hostile and a new coach who is eager to turn Pakistan from a would-be team of talented individuals into the real thing. Pakistan cricket authorities brought in Bob Woolmer, with his laptop, after the country's recent losses to India in both the Test and one-day series. Hong Kong will be up against it, especially the batsmen who have been disappointing all year long. Coach Robin Singh puts it down to poor technique. They can get away with it in the Sunday League, but in the rarified atmosphere at this level, they have been found wanting. 'The biggest problem is that everyone in the team plays across the line. Very few of the Hong Kong batsmen play down the line. This is a different kind of cricket,' said Singh. Pakistan and Sri Lanka secured comfortable victories over Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan eased to a 76-run victory in their first game while hosts Sri Lanka swamped the UAE by 116 runs.