An opening stand of 174 was not enough for Hong Kong to claim a shock win over India in the Asia Cup as they were beaten by 26 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan's 14th one-day international century laid the groundwork for India's 285-7 in their 50 overs, though they lost five wickets and made just 48 in their final 10 overs.
Hong Kong, who had won the toss and inserted India, were 174 without loss after 34 overs but once captain Anshuman Rath (73) and fellow opener Nizakat Khan (92) were out, no one was able to take on the challenge of knocking off the required runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal (3-46) and Khaleel Ahmed (3-48) were the pick of the India bowlers in a Hong Kong innings that ended on 259-8.
India win, but not before they were given an almighty fright by Hong Kong, who lost by just 26 runs. What a performance from them!#INDvHK LIVE https://t.co/E9VsZbcD4e #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/8H6FftjjDi— ICC (@ICC) September 18, 2018
Dhawan (127) was involved in two big partnerships with Ambati Rayudu (60) and Dinesh Karthik (33) but India's middle order were unable to push them past 300 in the final few overs.
MS Dhoni, playing for his country for the first time since a disappointing tour of England, was out for a three-ball duck, while number eight Shardul Thakur was also sent back without scoring.
Nizakat and Rath, who is leading his country at just 20, made an excellent start against an India attack that featured Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
But when those two fell in successive overs, only Ehsan Khan (22) was also able to score more than 20 as Hong Kong fell just short of a surprise victory.
"We are proud, but it's bittersweet," Rath said afterwards.
"We should've probably won it but lost few too many wickets in the middle during key times. Credit to the India bowlers for sticking with their plans.
"Going into the tournament we had no pressure, and we wanted to play with a smile on our faces. It would've been nice if we rolled over the best team in the world, but I'm super proud of the boys."
|Solskjaer hails ´massive´ result against Chelsea after PSG loss|
|Two-time Open 13 champion Simon avoids upset against Hoang|
|Sarri worried by results, not fans´ jeers|
|Mickelson, Tiger learn WGC-Mexico Championship groupings|
|Serena aiming to surpass Court´s major record this year - Mouratoglou|
|Solskjaer trusts us, we trust him – Pogba|
|Vettel revels in ´unbelievable´ start to F1 testing, Williams woe continues|
|Man United visit Wolves in FA Cup last eight, Swansea to host Man City|
|Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after 2019 season|
|Nurnberg 0 Borussia Dortmund 0: Stalemate leaves Bayern within striking distance|
|Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2: Solskjaer´s men bounce back to reach FA Cup quarter-finals|
|Wozniacki explains ongoing struggle with viral illness after Dubai withdrawal|
|Petkovic drops just one game against Bogdan in Budapest|
|Barcelona have learned from Roma humiliation - Valverde|
|Djokovic and Biles take top Laureus honours|
|Leeds United fined £200,000 by EFL following spying controversy|
|Tiger Woods wins Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award|
|Gundogan marvels at Man City team-mate David Silva|
|Djokovic can match Nadal and Federer in major honours - Becker|
|Ribery doubtful for Liverpool trip after daughter´s birth|
|Webb outlines commitment to Toulon after president´s outburst|
|Griezmann: Champions League home final gives us extra motivation|
|Salihamidzic and Bayern not daunted by ´special´ Anfield atmosphere|
|Serena returns to WTA top 10 for first time as a mother|
|Saunders to fight Isufi for vacant WBO super-middleweight belt|
|West Ham reveal plans to improve London Stadium atmosphere|
|Wasps sign Minozzi and announce it with ´Super Mario´ mash-up|
|Unwell Wozniacki pulls out of Dubai Tennis Championship|
|Dananjaya returns to Sri Lanka squad for South Africa ODIs|
|Henderson targets Premier League and Champions League double|
|Hogg ruled out as Townsend adds six to Scotland squad|
|Cancellara backs Cavendish to claim more stage wins|
|Tyson Fury agrees lucrative deal to be co-promoted by Top Rank|
|Leeds United suffer blow with Roofe injury|
|Klopp fears Bayern Munich are ´more dangerous than before´|
|Rosberg: Hamilton favourite again and pressure on Vettel|
|Klopp assessing Lovren ´minute by minute´ ahead of Bayern|
|Paratici confirms Juventus enquiry over Icardi|
|I am still contracted to my team - Savea responds to Toulon owner´s bizarre outburst|
|Carter sad for retiring Lambie but excited to make Racing return|
|Harvey to step down as EFL CEO|
|IAAF calls on five experts as Semenya challenges hyperandrogenism rule via CAS|
|Shaqiri has silenced doubters at Liverpool, says Barnetta|
|I´ll try to keep racking them up - Durant wants more after All-Star MVP|
|Coman back but no Boateng for Bayern Munich´s trip to Liverpool|
|Kaepernick may not want to return to the NFL - Allen|
|Foden dwelling on one mistake over decisive Newport double|
|LeBron focusing on Lakers´ playoff push after All-Star Game|
|Liverpool are favourites against Bayern Munich - Kimmich|
|Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes|
|Liverpool v Bayern Munich: James desperately needs a career boost at Anfield|
|Clash with ultras, stripped of captaincy - a timeline of Icardi´s fractured Inter relationship|
|Ospina will remain at Napoli next season, says Ancelotti|
|Antetokounmpo shines, Nowitzki and Wade can still play – takeaways from NBA All-Star Game|
|Top highlights from Team LeBron´s victory over Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game|
|Durant earns All-Star Game MVP honours|
|Team LeBron rally past Team Giannis|
|PSG can reach Champions League final without Neymar – Cafu|
|Holmes edges out Thomas to win fifth PGA Tour event|
|Hamlin wins crash-filled Daytona 500|
|Marotta: Inter have never doubted Icardi|
|Guardiola was questioned too – Zola says Sarri needs time|
|Icardi has no intention to leave Inter - Nara|
|Tuchel hails ´exceptional´ PSG mentality|
|Mbappe: PSG team better than my goals record|
|Opelka claims maiden ATP title in New York|
|Mbappe makes Ligue 1 history with wonderful volley|
|Saudi takeover of Manchester United dismissed|
|Stroman unhappy with Blue Jays´ lack of veteran leadership|
|Sanchez is far from finished at the top level, insists Solskjaer|