Hong Kong hammer Canada in Cup qualifying

Last updated 18:15 17/01/2014

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Hong Kong have hammered Canada by nine wickets in their World Cup qualifying match at Rangiora today.

Canada, who have experience at World Cups, were outgunned by their less accomplished rivals, scoring 171 all out in 48 overs before a quickfire Irfan Ahmed ton let Hong Kong breeze to victory inside 26 overs.

Ahmed finished 100 not out, from just 85 balls, with skipper Jamie Atkinson unbeaten on 63 from 63 balls.

Haseeb Amjad took 3-42 from nine overs for Hong Kong while opening bowler Tanwir Afzal had the miserly figures of 1-11 from 10 overs, including five maidens.

Hong Kong join the United Arab Emirates at the top of group A with two wins from two, while Canada have two losses from their two matches.

Canada 171 all out in 48 overs (T Bastiampillai 29; H Amjad 3-42, W Barkat 2-12, A Khan 2-37) lost to Hong Kong (173-1 in 25.2 overs ( I Ahmed 100no, J Atkinson 63no) by nine wickets.

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