Hong Kong had a tough first round group in the tournament with their opponents being Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They were beaten by 39 runs in the game against Pakistan, but pulled off a memorable victory against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets.

They lost their second round games against South Africa and the West Indies by close margins, which meant they played England in the 5th place play off. England won the toss and put the home team into bat. 33 from Mark Fuzes and 32 from Munir Dar led them to a total of 92. England were never in the hunt, especially after the second over in which Irfan Ahmed took 2 wickets for just 7 runs, and they were dismissed for 45, Hong Kong winning by 47 runs.