T20 World Cup: Oman thrash Papua New Guinea in event’s opening sport

ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, Al Amerat Cricket Floor, Muscat
Papua New Guinea 129-9 (20 overs): Vala 56 (43), Amini 37 (26), Maqsood 4-20
Oman 131-0 (13.4 overs): Singh 73* (42), Ilyas 50* (43)
Oman received by 10 wickets

Oman thrashed Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets within the opening sport of the Males’s T20 World Cup in Muscat, Oman.

Having been put in, Papua New Guinea had been 0-2 earlier than recovering to 102-3, however one other collapse restricted them to 129-9, with captain Assad Vala top-scoring with 56.

In reply Jatinder Singh made 72 off 42 balls, and Aqib Ilyas a 43-ball 50, as Oman cruised dwelling with 38 balls left.

Scotland play Bangladesh within the second sport in Group B from 15:00 BST.

Papua New Guinea – who had misplaced their earlier 10 video games in white-ball cricket and had been making their World Cup debut, leading to tears throughout the nationwide anthems – misplaced each openers for geese, earlier than Vala shared a PNG-record stand of 81 with Charles Amini.

Amini was run out on the non-striker’s finish as he regarded to take a fast single, and that sparked a collapse of seven wickets for 37 runs, with Oman captain and spinner Zeeshan Maqsood claiming 4-20, one of the best figures by an Oman bowler in T20 cricket.

Singh and Ilyas – who had by no means batted collectively for Oman earlier than – hit 12 fours and 5 sixes as they grew to become simply the third males’s group to win a T20 World Cup sport by 10 wickets.

Hearken to ball-by-ball commentary of Bangladesh v Scotland within the second group B sport on BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports activities Further, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport web site and app from 15:00 BST on Sunday, 17 October.

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