The Hong Kong men's team have played a T20I series in Qatar this past week, with Hong Kong returning home victorious after the deciding game ended in a super over.

The series was closely fought throughout, with Hong Kong drawing first blood, scoring 172-8 in the first match thanks to Martin Coetzee's 74. Qatar fell just ten runs short in their reply with Muhammad Tanveer's 66 from 48 balls not enough to avoid defeat.

Coetzee was in the runs again in the second T20I, scoring 102 - his maiden T20I century - from 63 balls as Hong Kong racked up 197-5 from their 20 overs. Tanveer played a match winning innings this time, clubbing an unbeaten 80 from 46 balls to help Qatar secure a four wicket win with five balls to spare.

The final game was a lower scoring affair. Qatar recovered from 56-8 to score 125 thanks to Himanshu Rathod scoring 47 from 38 balls before he was the last man out from the last ball of the innings. Coetzee scored 31 from 21 balls at the top of the order in Hong Kong's reply, with contributions also coming from Yasim Murtaza (29) and Zeeshan Ali (29 not out).

With Hong Kong needing just 2 from the last over, a masterful display of death bowling from Rathod saw them score just one, with Rathod taking two wickets with the last two balls, ending the game in a tie.

A super over was played, with Babar Hayat hitting 21 - including two sixes - when Hong Kong batted. Ehsan Khan held his nerve in Qatar's over, taking a wicket and conceding just three runs to secure victory for the visitors.

Hong Kong will next be in action on Saturday when they take on Nepal in a one-off T20I. Nepal then stay for a T20I tri-series that also involves Papua New Guinea.