ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023: Oman’s surprise victory, beat Ireland by 5 wickets

Two matches were played today in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 being held in Zimbabwe. In the third match of the tournament, Sri Lanka defeated UAE by 175 runs, while in the fourth match, Oman cricket team defeated Ireland by 5 wickets in a big upset. Batting first, Ireland posted a solid 281/7. Chasing this huge target, Oman won in the 49th over.

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Oman won the toss and decided to bowl first. Ireland’s openers started well but both the batsmen went back to the pavilion in two consecutive balls. Harry Tector played an important inning of 52 runs in the middle order and took Ireland’s score to 150, but in the 38th over, Ireland’s score was 186 for 5 wickets and after that George Dockrell played a tremendous unbeaten inning of 91 runs, giving Ireland a strong lead. reached the score. Dockrell scored 91 off 89 balls which included 7 fours and 2 sixes. Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt took two wickets each for Oman.

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Chasing this difficult target, Oman got off to a bad start. Opener Jatinder Singh returned to the pavilion for 1 run, but after that all the batsmen played excellent innings, Kashyap Prajapati scored 72, Aqib Ilyas scored 52 and captain Zeeshan Maqsood played excellent half-century innings of 59 runs. In the end, Mohammad Nadeem played the responsibility of finishing the match along with Ayan and Shoaib Khan. Nadeem scored 46 not out, Ayan scored 21 and Shoaib played match-winning innings of 19 runs. Josh Little and Mark Adair took two wickets each for Ireland.

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