PNG Vala, Amini struggle, Ilyas, Jatinder 50's Oman Shines in T20WC Opener - Sports history


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Sunday, October 17, 2021

PNG Vala, Amini struggle, Ilyas, Jatinder 50's Oman Shines in T20WC Opener

Host Oman Beats PNG by 10 wickets in T20 World Cup 2021 Openers.

Zeeshan Maqsood's left-arm spin set it up, and a strong opening stand in which both Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas hit unbeaten fifties completed a commanding ten-wicket win for Oman against PNG in the opening game of the T20 World Cup 2021.

PNG had shrugged off a nightmare start when they lost two wickets and remained scoreless for 11 balls, building a good recovery through Assad Vala and Charles Amini, but unravelled from a healthy looking 102 for 3 in 14 overs to 118 for 9 in just 20 balls, with Maqsood being the demolisher in chief.

Maqsood took three wickets in the 16th over, his second of the innings, to rip the heart out of PNG's innings. He ended with 4 for 20, even bowling the final over, as PNG were restricted to 129 for 9 on a good batting deck.

Jatinder ended the chase with a thumping six over midwicket to finish with an unbeaten 73 off 42 balls. Ilyas was more sedate, but did his role with 50* off 43, as Oman got to victory in a mere 13.4 overs, giving their net run-rate a significant early boost.

T20 World Cup: Oman Vs Papua New Gunnie, Score Card, results.

Oman 131 for no loss (Ilyas 50*, Jatinder 73*) 

PNG 129 for 9 (Vala 56, Amini 37 ---  Bilal 2-16, Kaleemullah 2-19, Maqsood 4-20) ...

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