Last Updated on October 17, 2021 by Umar Khan
Oman after a great start. After1.3 overs, Oman has a double strike. Bilal and Kaleemullah have a wicket in their first overs. After nine-ball PNG yet to off the mark.
Oman is rocking. An excellent start for Host Oman. Who will win the match it is too early to say but the Oman team is rocking.
PNG has to recover from the early destructions. The remaining batters have to play well if they want to win the match.
PNG has to recover from the early destructions. The remaining batters have to play well if they want to win the match. And the captain did the same. They have recovered well. After 10.3 overs, PNG is placed well, scoring 74 runs. And another six. PNG is 80 runs at the end of 11.
Assad Vala, the captain and Amini has put a great partnership and stilling accumulating. At the moment, Assad Vala is 40 for 34 balls and Amini 34 for 26 balls.
C Amini is Run-out. Unfortunately, after a good recovery, PNG has grossed it. Amini is out for 34 runs facing 26 balls. A massive blow for PNG.
Assad Vala, the team captain, has made its Fifty in the ICC t20 World cup 2021. He is on 54 after facing 40 balls and still counting. After 13 overs, PNG is 97 for the loss of three wickets. PNG is looking good.
And Assad is caught at long-on. That’s it. A brilliant inning has come to an end—his 56 runs for just 43 balls. That’s the inning that gave his team a great chance to win the first match.
After Assad Vala departure, the team has proved a wall of sand against the bowling attack of Oman. Zeeshan Maqsood was the pick of the bowler or I should say He destroyed the whole PNG batting lineup with his outstanding bowling. He took 4 wickets in his 4 overs, giving away only 20 and got 4 crucial wickets. He took three wickets in one over has changed the complexion of the game.
PNG only managed to socre 129 runs in their allotted 20 overs. This is the half way stage.
In reply Oman looks very comfortable. At the start fo the inning both the openers were a bit shy and that was obvious because Oman has to chase down small target of 130 runs. So the Openers took their time.
Jatinder and Ilyas tried to save the wicket in the powerplay and after both of them opened up and played some glorious shots. Sixes and fours became their patern for the remainng 4 overs, At the halfway stage, Oman scored 88 runs without any loss which strengthened their hold on the match. Both the openers were 42 each at this stage.
Jatinder and Ilyas played a blinder. The star of the Jatinder who scored 73 for 42 balls unbeaten. And Ilyas has scored 50 for 43 balls.
Oman won the match in 13.4 overs by 10 wickets, leaving 38 balls to spare.