ICC World T20: Oman beat Ireland by 2 wickets

Live Cricket Score of ICC T20 World Cup qualifier between Ireland vs Oman from Dharamsala.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2016 12:29 am
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Thriller in Dharamsala! Talk about this venue the entire day had been around the India-Pakistan match but as the day comes to a close, it has shifted to Oman’s surprise 2-wicket win over Ireland. After being put to chase a tricky 155 against ‘mighty Associates’ Ireland, Oman go on to reach the target with a ball to spare. Aamer Ali the hero at the death for little Oman with 32 runs from 17 balls. 

SCORECARD, COMMENTARY AND STATS

AS IT HAPPENED:

2311 hrs IST: Not bad Oman, not bad at all!

2305 hrs IST: Oman’s big wins

2258 hrs IST: Worst way to lose for Ireland – five no ball! And Oman win it by 2 wickets. That’s an upset!

2257 hrs IST: OUT! Aamer Ali goes! Slight edge and keeper takes it. 3 from 2.

2256 hrs IST: Single. 3 from 3.

2255 hrs IST: FOUR! That’s another bad delivery. Full toss and gave batsman room to hit and it goes for a boundary. 4 from 4.

2254 hrs IST: From the free hit, Aamer Ali is bowled but it won’t count. They complete one run. 8 from 5.

2253 hrs IST: FOUR AND NO BALL! UH OH! That’s a terrible start for Ireland. Sorensen loses the ball from his hand and it’s over the waist height. Flicked away for a four.

2251 hrs IST: Superb way to end the over. Slower ball and into the block goal. Oman are 141/7 need 14 from the last over. Looks tricky!

2249 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Swing and a miss and Sultan Ahmed is run out by the keeper after a mix up. 16 required from 8 balls.

2247 hrs IST: And bowled! Jatinder Singh is clean bowled. Ireland are still in it. 18 required from 11 balls. Four wickets in the bag.

2246 hrs IST: 18 runs required from 12 balls.

2245 hrs IST: Same for any of you?

2243 hrs IST: Fantastic fielding! Wilson saves a sure shot six by leaping high and pushing the ball back into the field. Batsmen can only finish one run. That’s crucial five runs saved.

2236 hrs IST: From 69/0 after 8.3 overs, Oman were reduced to 90/5 after 14 overs. Now at, 132/5 after 17 overs. Game on!

2209 hrs IST: OUT! Maqsood, like Khawar, drags that back and again it is Kevin O’Brien with the wicket. Oman have lost both openers – both set players – now.

2204 hrs IST: The real question at this key juncture…

2200 hrs IST: OUT! Khawar is bowled. He chops the ball back onto the stumps. After hitting another massive six, Oman lose first wicket. In frustration, he nearly takes off bowler Kevin O’Brien’s feet as he walks back.

2156 hrs IST: SIX! Khawar Ali sends the ball back 84 metres with spin being introduced.

2150 hrs IST: Oman are in cruise control! At the end of Power Play, there are 44/0.

2143 hrs IST: FOUR AND FOUR! Khawar Ali joins Maqsood in raking up boundaries. Smashes the latter four past Tim Murtagh. Neatly struck!

2137 hrs IST: After heroics on the field, Maqsood is proving his worth with the bat. Oman are off to a good start. He’s got 20 runs and all in boundaries…

2128 hrs IST: Oman start off well in their chase. 9 runs from the first over.

2124 hrs IST: FLYING MAQSOOD!

2105 hrs IST: After losing way in the middle, Ireland put up 154 on the board.

2101 hrs IST: OUT! Malinga.. err.. Ansari clean bowls Kevin O’Brien! Kevin’s body language after the dismissal suggests he didn’t get a good look at that fast ball!

2059 hrs IST: Going back to relive that Maqsood catch. It was sublime!

2052 hrs IST: SIX! That has traveled 93 metres! Poynter with a massive hit over long-on as it sails into the stands. Two overs left, Ireland are 134/4.

2043 hrs IST: OUT! Gary Wilson has his stumps removed. Great over for Oman by Ansari. Two wickets coming from it. Ireland are 118/4.

2038 hrs IST: OUT! O’Brien tries to pull a short delivery away but it takes a top edge and it is an easy catch for Mehran. Ireland are 112/3.

2032 hrs IST: 100! Niall O’Brien brings up Ireland’s 100 from 13.4 overs. Good over for the Irish – 11 runs coming off it. Ireland are 102/2 after 14 overs. How many will they score?

2024 hrs IST: OUT! Porterfield goes for a big one but misses the ball completely and keeper Sultan Ahmed removes the bails in a flash.

2016 hrs IST: At the half way stage, Ireland are 73/1. They have wicket in hands but need to up the ante for a respectable total.

2011 hrs IST: Isa Guha all praise for Maqsood. And he deserves it!

1958 hrs IST: OUT! INCREDIBLE TAKE! Maqsood springs up and catches the ball at short cover. Superb hang time to go up and keep the ball in his left hand. Ireland lose Stirling for 29 and first wicket falls at 48.

1954 hrs IST: Munis Ansari comes on to bowl. He has a Lasith Malinga-esque bowling action. But the result from his bowling is nothing like the Sri Lankan pacer. First three balls – FOUR, SIX and FOUR.

1950 hrs IST: FOUR! Stirling is relentless right now. Ireland are 31/0 and Stirling has 27 of them – six of them in boundaries.

1947 hrs IST: Someone’s watching…

1941 hrs IST: CRACKING FOUR! Stirling dances down the track and hits Lalcheta for a sweetly struck boundary. The sound of that willow was spectacular!

1939 hrs IST: Good second over for Ireland now. Two boundaries coming off Stirling’s bat and 12 runs in the over.

1933 hrs IST: Great start for Oman. First over, first maiden. Left arm spinner Ajay Lalcheta bowls six dot balls to skipper Porterfield.

1909 hrs IST: The teams…

1902 hrs IST: TOSS: Ireland have won the toss and are batting first.

1845 hrs IST: Toss in 15 minutes.

Build-up

Associates hoping to find their place in the World

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The practice ground at the HPCA stadium, half-indoor, half outdoor, adjacent to the main entrance, is so tiny and enclosed that an entire squad of Ireland players and their retinue of support staff could give it a Sunday bazaar-like feel.

Oman – A team of Indian and Pakistani immigrants

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With nine Pakistan-born players and five Indian-born players, Oman resembles a mini sub-continent team.

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