ICC World T20 2021, Oman vs PNG: Oman surpasses Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in Qualifier 1
The 2021 ICC World T20 is underway in Oman with the Qualifiers, as the host has surpassed Papua New Guinea by ten wickets in the opening game.
It was a top performance by Oman. It hammered Papua New Guinea by ten wickets in the opening game of the Group B Qualifiers of the ICC World T20 2021 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Muscat on Sunday.
Winning the toss, Oman skipper Zeeshan Maqsood elected to bowl. PNG was off to a jittery start, losing openers Tony Ura (0) and Lega Siaka (0) by the second over, with nothing on the board.
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Nevertheless, skipper Assad Vala (56) and Charles Amini (37) followed it up with an 81-run stand for the third wicket before the latter was run out in the 12th over. While Vala scored his second Twenty20 International century, he was dismissed by medium-pacer Kaleemullah in the 15th, 21 runs later.
By 113, PNG lost a couple more, Norman Vanua (1) and Sese Bau (13). Later, none of the incoming batters could get into the double figures, as it finished on 129/9. While Oman put six bowlers into the attack, spinner Maqsood claimed a four-for, with pacer Bilal Khan being the most economical of all.
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In reply, it was a one-sided show from the Oman openers, with Aqib Ilyas (50) and Jatinder Singh (73) chasing the total down in ease by the 14th over and winning by ten wickets. Seven PNG bowlers were pressed, with nine gaining success, while pacer Nosaina Pokana was the best with his economy.
Brief scores: PNG 129/9 (Vala- 56, Amini- 37; Maqsood- 4/20) lost to Oman 131/0 in 13.4 overs (Ilyas- 50*, Jatinder- 73*; Atai- 0/9) by ten wickets.
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