Scotland finally managed to break the global event jinx. Matt Machan hit a six to register a 8-wicket win over Hong Kong.
The chase has been reduced to 10 overs. And Scotland now need 76 runs.
Finally, the first innings completed. Hong Kong struggled to make 127, losing seven wickets in the process. Mark Chapman top scored with 40 off 41 deliveries.
— ICC (@ICC) March 12, 2016
After playing 19.3 overs, with Hong Kong at 120/7, rain arrived. Play stopped.
Hong Kong skipper Tanwir Afzal wins the toss, and he opts to bat first.
Hong Kong: Jamie Atkinson (WK), Ryan Campbell, Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Anshuman Rath, Tanwir Afzal (C), Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Kinchit Shah, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed.
Scotland: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Matt Machan, Richie Berrington, Preston Mommsen (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans.
PREVIEW: This is about pride. Having exited the tournament after playing two matches each, both the camps -- Hong Kong and Scotland -- would like to end the India tour on a winning note.
Still, the fixture is one of those lope-sided ones, with Scotland starting as the favourites. The Preston Mommsen-led outfit has failed to perform to their potential, and an improved performance today against Hong Kong will do a lot of good to the team, and also register their first win ICC tournaments since their debut at the 1999 World Cup.
For Hong Kong, of all the expats playing and representing the national team, cricket is still in its nascent stage. Yes, they have been in the midst of cricket business for a long time. But competing in a world cup is still a big achievement. But their story doesn't end their. A maiden win in the biggest stage, will just be the start.
Live scorecard of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 qualifying match between Hong Kong and Scotland, being played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur.