Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes 2017

By Bill Cox, Epoch Times
October 28, 2017 Updated: October 28, 2017

HONG KONG—Six of the top 8 World ranked One Day Cricket countries are participating in the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club, this weekend Oct 28 and 29. The other two teams in the 8 team tournament are Hong Kong, and England’s famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Six of the eight team captains at Hong Kong Cricket Club on Friday Oct 27, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

Day one has been a full day of cricket in beautiful sunshine with teams split into two groups playing round robin matches. Final positions at the end of play on Day-1: shows Pakistan top of Group A, winning all three matches to finish with 6 points, followed by South Africa (4), Hong Kong (2) and MCC (0). New Zealand Kiwis topped Group B with 2 wins and a better run rate than Bangladesh also holding 4 points, Australia is 3rd (2) and Sri Lanka 4th also on 2 points.

Pakistan Captain and opening batsman Sohail Tanvir hits a six during their match against MCC in the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club on Saturday Oct 28, 2017. Pakistan finished as top team after the round robin matches on Day 1 of the two day tournament. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
Pakistan supporters watch their team climb to the top of the standings after the Day 1 round robin matches in the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes at KCC on Saturday Oct 28, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

The format for tomorrows matches (Day 2) is Pakistan play MCC, New Zealand play Hong Kong, Bangladesh play Australia and South Africa play Sri Lanka. The top four teams will play in the Cup Semi-finals and the bottom 4 teams will play in the Plate semi-final, with winners of respective semi-finals moving to Cup and Plate finals.

Shanan Stewart batting for New Zealand Kiwis prepares for a big hit in their match against Australia on Day 1 of the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes at KCC on Saturday Oct 28.2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

Leading run scorer is the Australian Captain John Hastings that has scored maximum runs (33) in each of their three matches.

Australia’s Captain, all-rounder and leading run scorer after the round robin matches, John Hastings bowling against New Zealand Kiwis on Day 1 of the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes at KCC on Saturday Oct 29, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
A view of the scoreboard showing Australia winning against New Zealand in the final match of Day 1 of the Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes on Saturday Oct 28, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)