DUBAI, in a play-off match in the T20 World Cup Qualifier tonight, Oman’s cricketers overcame Hong Kong to book themselves a ticket to the T20 World Cup finals in Australia next year.
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.
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.
Source: Emirates News Agency