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T20 World Cup: Oman off to winning start, beat PNG by 10 wickets

Oman chased down a target of 130 in just 13.4 overs as opener Jatinder Singh remained unbeaten on 73 off 42 balls in the win.

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Al Amerat, Oman Published on: October 17, 2021 18:48 IST
Oman's Aqib Ilyas in action against Papua New Guinea in Al Amerat on Sunday.
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Oman's Aqib Ilyas in action against Papua New Guinea in Al Amerat on Sunday.

Oman beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in the opening Group B match of the T20 World Cup first round here on Sunday. Sent into bat, PNG lost both their openers for no score before skipper Assad Vala smashed 56 off 43 balls while Charles Amini made 37 off 26 balls as the duo added 81 runs for the third wicket.

But thereafter, PNG witnessed another batting collapse as they lost their next six wickets for 37 runs. Skipper Zeeshan Maqsood (4/20) was pick of the bowlers for Oman while Bilal Khan (2/16) and Kallemullah (2/19) shared four wickets between them. Maqsood was declared 'Man of the Match'.

In reply, Oman chased down the target in just 13.4 overs as opener Jatinder Singh remained unbeaten on 73 off 42 balls.

Brief Scores:

Papua New Guinea: 129 for nine in 20 overs (Asad Vala 56, Charles Amini 37; Zeeshan Maqsood 4/20)
Oman: 131 for no loss in 13.4 overs (Jatinder Singh 73 not out, Aqib Ilyas 50 not out).

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