Singapore beat Hong Kong in ACC Premier League
After reaching the final of the ACC Trophy, Hong Kong would have been hoping to do well in this years ACC Premier League tournament. But problems with availability and visa issues meant that the side they took to Singapore was severely weakened from that final, with only three players playing in this game and the ACC Trophy final.
Singapore batted first and scored 224 in 70 overs. It would have been a much lower total had it not been for a fine unbeaten 122 from Chaminda Ruwan, which featured 11 fours and 6 sixes. The next highest score was 28. No Hong Kong batsman really got a start in their first innings, but they still got close to Singapore's total with 191.
In their second innings, Singapore looked to be struggling at 139/6 with Jawaid Iqbal taking three wickets, but a 102 run partnership between Christopher Janik (65) and Pramodh Raja (46) enabled them to declare at 241/6, setting the visitors a target of 275. Hong Kong couldn't get close to that target, and batted even worse in their second innings than they did in their first, and were dismissed for just 116, giving Singapore the 158 run win.
This may have been a weakened Hong Kong side, but Singapore will be very pleased with this result.