Oman score 150-7 vs Scotland in T20 World Cup game

Oman’s Ayaan Khan makes his grounds to score a run against Scotland during their T20 World Cup cricket match. (AP pic)

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Oman scored 150-7 off 20 overs in their T20 World Cup clash against Scotland in Antigua on Sunday.

Oman, beaten in their opening two Group B games against Namibia and Australia, won the toss and opted to field in bright conditions at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound.

The move paid off with opener Pratik Athavale hitting 54 off 40 balls to get the innings going, with Naseem Khushi adding 10 and Aqib Ilyas 16.

Zeeshan Maqsood fell cheaply for three runs before Khalid Kail was run out 10 runs later to leave the Omanis wobbling at 71-4 after 8.5 overs.

But Ayaan Khan steadied the ship with an unbeaten 41 off 39 deliveries with support from Mehran Khan, who added 13.

Safyaan Sharif was the only Scottish bowler with multiple wickets, but the seamer’s brace came for an expensive 40 runs.

Brad Wheal bowled an economical spell of 1-19 off four overs while spinner Mark Watt’s four overs went for 25 runs with one wicket.

Scotland are currently second in the group standings behind Australia, following a victory over Namibia in their second match which came after their opener against England was washed out.

A Scottish victory on Sunday would pile the pressure on England, who are without a win from their opening two matches.


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