The Hong Kong Dragons had to play twice on day three of the East Asian Men's T20 Championship, taking on Japan in the morning and China in the afternoon.

Japan won the toss in the morning game at Kowloon Cricket Club and chose to bat first. A second wicket partnership of 113 between Naotsune Miyaji and Masaomi Kobayashi provided the backbone to their innings, with Kobayashi hitting 63 from just 37 balls before he was out.

Miyaji batted throughout the innings to finish unbeaten on 73, but no other Japanese batsman reached double figures. Dragons captain Adrian Lee was the pick of the bowlers with 3-40 as Japan scored 178-6 from their 20 overs.

The Dragons were unable to chase down their target, with Siegfried Wai's 49 the only innings over 30. They were restricted to 147-7 from their 20 overs, Kohei Wakita taking 3-17 to help Japan complete a 31 run win.

In the afternoon, at the same ground, the Dragons this time batted first after winning the toss. Only three of their players were able to reach double figures as they scored 118-9 from their 20 overs, Jonathan Foo top scoring with 27.

That proved to be enough to secure the win though, as China were only able to muster 102 from their 20 overs. Li Kai Ming, who has played for the Hong Kong senior side, was the pick of the bowlers with 4-14.


Hong Kong Dragons lost to Japan by 31 runs
Kowloon Cricket Club, 1 November
Japan 178-6 (20 overs, N Miyaji 73*, M Kobayashi 63, Adrian Lee 3-40)
Hong Kong Dragons 147-7 (20 overs, Siegfried Wai 49, K Wakita 3-17)

Hong Kong Dragons beat China by 16 runs
Kowloon Cricket Club, 1 November
Hong Kong Dragons 118-9 (20 overs)
China 102 (20 overs, KM Li 4-14)