Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by 8 wickets - in pictures

It proved another cakewalk for Pakistan, like their two previous victories against Hong Kong, by 173 runs in the 2004 Asia Cup in Colombo and by 155 in Karachi four years later. This was a perfect warm-up for Pakistan ahead of their high-profile showdown with arch rivals India, also in Dubai on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong batsmans Kinchit Shah (2R) plays a shot as Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed (L) looks on during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Pakistan cricketer Usman Khan Shinwari appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Hong Kong cricket team captain Anshuman Rath during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Hong Kong cricket team captain Anshuman Rath (L) and Nizakat Khan runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali (2R) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Hong Kong batsman Christopher Carter during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Hong Kong batsmans Aizaz Khan is dismissed by Pakistan cricketer Usman Khan (unseen) during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Hong Kong cricketer Ehsan Khan (C) celebrates with teammate Scott McKechnie (R) after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman (L) during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq (L) and Shoaib Malik (R) shake hands after Pakistan won the match by 8 wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.
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Hong Kong batsmans Ehsan Nawaz (L) runs out by Pakistan Cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed (C) during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Hong Kong and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 16, 2018.