THE calculators came out yesterday at the Nairobi Aga Khan Club as Hong Kong swept to a convincing win over Fiji in their preliminary Group D match in the ICC Trophy tournament. Having bowled out Fiji for 126, Hong Kong sped to victory in 17 overs with skipper Pat Fordham once again excelling with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 50, and Riaz Farcy 48. Victory was always on the cards yesterday. But what matters most now is the run rate as Hong Kong are taking no chances if Denmark beat Bermuda in the final Group game. If this scenario happens, all three teams will finish with the same number of points, and the run rate will decide which two qualify for the quarter-finals. If Bermuda beat Denmark, Hong Kong will have nothing to worry about, provided they win their final Group game against West Africa tomorrow. This scenario would leave Bermuda and Hong Kong on top of the Group with four and three wins respectively. Denmark would have two wins, against also-rans Fiji and West Africa. Before yesterday's two Group D games, Hong Kong v Fiji and Denmark v West Africa, the top three teams in the Group D standings were Bermuda (eight points with a run rate of 3.46), Denmark (four points, 4.11) and Hong Kong (four points, 3.46), with all teams having played three games. Hong Kong's bid to boost their run rate suffered a blow when Fordham lost the toss. ''It would have been great if we had won the toss,'' said a disappointed Fordham afterwards. After a cautious start, with the openers putting on 20 runs in nine overs, Hong Kong made the breakthrough with medium-pacer Farcy getting one to lift and take the edge of Satya Raju's bat to give solitary slip Steve Atkinson the catch. That opened the way. And in stepped Stewart Brew, who took a hat-trick against Denmark and was on one against Bermuda to strike once more. In the third ball of his second over, Brew dismissed Jason Rouse, caught by John Garden at square leg, and then in his last two balls bowled Steve Campbell and Cecil Browne to send Fiji tumbling to 32 for four. But he was denied a hat-trick. Wickets continued to fall regularly and with Fiji on 77 for nine, tactics came into play with Fordham deciding to give Atkinson a bowl, with the fielders called in - so as to gift Fiji some runs. ''I can't remember when I bowled last,'' said Atkinson afterwards. True to form, Atkinson was hit for 37 runs in an over which comprised of four wides, fours no balls and seven boundaries. This increased the target Hong Kong had to chase, which in turn would help increase the run rate. And they did just that, reaching it in cavalier style in the 17th over - to boost the run rate, which now stands at 4.79. Hong Kong: Stewart Brew, Mark Eames, Steve Atkinson, Riaz Farcy, Pat Fordham (captain), Jonathan Orders, John Garden, Paul Creswell, Yarman Vachha, Tim Davies, David Cross.