Oman Beat Hong Kong in T20 World Cup Qualifier

Oman vs Hong Kong, 13th Match:

Hong Kong: 102

Oman: 106/3 (17.3/20 overs, target 103)

Oman won the match by 7 wickets with 15 balls remaining.

Hong Kong lost all its wickets to Oman after reaching a total of 102 runs. Oman’s bowlers, Aamir Kaleem and Khawar Ali played a major role in restricting Hong Kong to such a low total. Oman achieved the target of 103 runs in 17.3 overs at the cost of 3 wickets, winning the match by 7 wickets with 15 balls remaining in the T20 World Cup Qualifier.

Oman Beat Hong Kong in T20 World Cup Qualifier

Hong Kong collapses:

Oman won the toss and decided to field first in the 13th match of the T20 World Cup Qualifier. Hong Kong sent Nizakat Khan and their captain Aizaz Khan to bat first for their team. Hong Kong’s captain Aizaz Khan was the first person to be dismissed. Fayyaz Butt bowled Hong Kong’s captain Aizaz Khan at the score of 8 runs for 11 balls in the fourth over of the match. Kinchit Shah, who came after Aizaz Khan, could only contribute 12 runs for his team before losing his wicket to Aamir Kaleem.

Haroon Arshad also lost his wicket after scoring just 3 runs. Hong Kong was 3 down on a total of 51 runs. Opener Nizakat Khan stood out with his 31 runs off 33 balls for a four and a six. Aamir Kaleem dismissed Nizakat Khan in the 11th over of the match. Waqas Barkat made 19 runs off 15 balls but the rest of Hong Kong’s batting line up could not go past single digits.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Scott McKechnie made 3, Simandeep Singh scored 8, Shahid Wasif contributed 4, Ehsan Khan struck 4, Nasrulla Rana remained not out with 5, and Kyle Christie got run out on the last ball of the match after scoring 2 runs. Hong Kong went from 51/3 to 102 all out, losing 7 wickets in the process.

Aamir Kaleem bowled brilliantly for Oman, taking 3 wickets for just 14 runs in his 4 overs at the economy rate of 3.50. Khawar Ali also claimed 3 wickets for his team after conceding 24 runs. Fayyaz Butt snatched 2 wickets for 16 runs in his 3 overs. Bilal Khan did not take any wickets but give away 19 runs in his four overs.

Oman’s Aqib Ilyas secure the win:

Oman required 103 runs to win the match against Hong Kong in the T20 World Cup Qualifier. Their bowlers did a great job restricting Hong Kong to just 102 runs but it was now on their batsmen to win the match for their team. Oman sent Khawar Ali and Jatinder Singh to bat first. Khawar Ali and Jatinder Singh shared a partnership of 31 runs before Khawar Ali lost his wicket after scoring 15 runs off 23 balls.

Jatinder Singh followed Khawar Ali after scoring 23 runs off 17 balls with 4 fours. Oman was 2 down for 42 runs at the beginning of the 8th over. Aamir Kaleem, who took 3 wickets for 14 runs against Hong Kong, lost his own wicket on a duck after wasting 6 balls.

Aqib Ilyas and Oman’s captain Zeeshan Maqsood batted sensibly and achieved the target with 17.3 overs. Aqib Ilyas remained not out after scoring 37 runs off 33 balls after hitting 4 fours. Oman’s captain Zeeshan Maqsood also remained undefeated after scoring 24 runs off 26 balls to secure the win for his team.

Oman’s Amir Kaleem was awarded the “Player of the Match” for his outstanding performance with the ball, where he took 3 wickets for 14 runs in his 4 overs for his team on his birthday.

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