Batting first, Uganda’s innings failed to take off, with the bowlers making frequent inroads. The highest partnership Uganda had was a 20-run stand for the fifth wicket between Phillimon Selowa (21), the wicketkeeper, and Davis Arinaitwe (12), the captain. Richard Okia, coming in at No.7, top-scored with 31 off 29 balls, but Uganda was bowled for 105.
Afzal found good support in the forms of Munir Dar, who finished with 2 for 25, while Haseeb Amjad and Nadeem Ahmed picked up a wicket each.
Hong Kong got off to a solid start, with Irfan Ahmed (27) and Waqas Barkat (12) putting on 37 runs for the opening wicket off 5.2 overs. But, after some quick strikes by the Uganda bowlers, Hong Kong slipped to 69 for 6, still needing a further 37 runs off 33 balls. But Afzal found a good ally in Nizakat Khan (16*), as Hong Kong reached home with 11 balls to spare.
Roger Mukasa was the pick of the bowlers for Uganda, finishing with impressive figures of 4 for 23 off his four overs.