Tuesday 29 September 2020

Oman qualifies for T20 World Cup finals

DUBAI, October 31, 2019

In a play-off match in the T20 World Cup Qualifier yesterday (October 30), Oman's cricketers overcame Hong Kong to book themselves a ticket to the T20 World Cup finals in Australia next year, a media report said.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Oman were quickly in trouble, slumping to 42 for 6 wickets. A sterling performance by Jatunder Singh, top scorer with 67 runs, then took them to a modest total of 134 for 7, reported Emirates news agency Wam.

This proved to be enough, however. Hong Kong lost 5 wickets for 18 runs.

Scott McKechnie gave some backbone to the Hong Kong innings, bringing a possible victory in sight. He scored 44 before he was out with his side on 102 for 8.

With the run rate slowing and a ninth wicket down at 111, Hong Kong fell 13 runs short, on 122 for 9 wickets.


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