Oman’s winning streak continues, drub Hong Kong by seven wickets

Sports Sunday 20/October/2019 20:35 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman’s winning streak continues, drub Hong Kong by seven wickets

Muscat: After two Oman fast bowlers made short work of UAE in its first encounter on Friday, two Oman spinners forced Hong Kong into submission as the Sultanate scored their second successive victory in ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Oman now top Group B with 4 points from two games while PNG heads Group A.
Oman continued their habit of winning the toss, bowling first and forcing the opposition on the back foot by taking early wickets. Hong Kong met the same fate, finding itself in deep trouble at 65 for 5 in 12 overs before being dismissed for 102 in 20 overs. Man of the match Amir Kaleem was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 14 while leggie Khawar Ali bagged 3 for 24. Pacer Ahmed Fayyaz Butt claimed two early wickets.
One drop AqibIlyas was once again Oman’s batting hero, topscoring with a gutsy 37 not out while captain Zeeshan Maqsood played a typically solid knock of 24 not out. Opener Jatinder Singh contributed 21 off 17.
In the day’s other games, Singapore beat Bermuda by 5 wickets, Canada trounced Jersey by 53 runs while PNG thrashed Namibia by 81 runs.
Brief scores: Hong Kong 102 all out in 20 overs (Nizakat Khan 31 – 1x4, 1x6, Waqas Barkat 19 – 1x4. Amir Kaleem 3-14, Khawar Ali 3-24, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt 2-16) thrashed by Oman 106 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Aqib Ilyas 37 not out – 4x4, Zeeshan Maqsood 24 not out – 4x4, Jatinder Singh 23 – 4x4, Khawar Ali 15 – 1x4, 1x6) by 7 wickets.