Moments of The Day: Bowlers Ensure Scottish Victory
Player of the match award went to yet another bowler, Josh Davey, with another 3+ wickets in an innings. Along with the emotional Safyaan Sharif, the form a good fast bowling partnership. Add spin of Mark Watt & Michael Leask, and Oman was squeezed for runs.
Captain comes to the party. Kyle Coetzer had come in with scores of 0 & 6. In a pressure match, he delivered, making sure the match does not go all the way to the end.
Watch out for Scotland’s top order. Today they all fired: Munsey (20), Coetzer (41), Cross (26*), and Berrington (31*)
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Oman Fail To Hold Their Nerve
Oman were 79-3 but could not deliver the finishing punch and ended with a paltry 122. Oman has been a wonderful host for the first leg of the tournament, and it is a shame that they had out to leave the stage with only 3 games. Hopefully they play more cricket again.
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first.
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat, Oman
Umpires: Ahsan Raza & Chris Gaffaney
What Actually Happened
Winner: Bangladesh won by 26 runs
Scores: Bangladesh 153/10 – Oman 127/9
Player of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan
42 (29) & 3/28
Bilal Khan – 3/18
Mustafizur Rahman – 4/36
Mohammad Naim – 64 (50)
Jatinder Singh – 40 (33)
Moments of The Day: Naim, Shakib Key In Bangladesh’s Must-Win Victory
Mohammad Naim’s selection bring changes in fortune. Under dire circumstances, Bangladesh tried to change everything. Pushing Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah down the order and bringing Mahedi-Nurul-Afif up the order. Although this did not work, Naim’s selection over Sarkar did wonders. His 64 (50) set the platform for a decent total.
Shakib Al Hasan is back to form in a World Cup again. He was not the highest wicket taker today nor was he the highest run scorrer, but he kept Bangladesh together with contributions from both sides.
A word on Bilal Khan – 4-0-18-3 today. He is providing Oman the swing and wickets at the front and is a joy to watch. Hope we get to see more of him.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: The Collapse
At 81-2, Oman were in the game but ended with only 127/9 with collapse at 105/7. The net run-rate could be important at the end of this group.
Moments of The Day: Amini-Vala’s Fluency, Maqsood’s Over, and the Ilyas-Jatinder Show
Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah set the tone for Oman. PNG never really recovered from the maiden wicket over & the 1-run wicket over. Tony Ura & Lega Siaka were both bowled for ducks.
Assad Vala & Charles Amini turn it on for PNG. Left-arm batters are a joy to watch. Put two of them together, and it is even better. Captain Vala and Amini regularly danced down the track and hit lofted shots to muster a 81 (60) partnership.
Then a W, 1, W, 0, W, 0 over by opposing captain Maqsood caused a collapse from which PNG never recovered.
Honorable Mention: 131-run partnership from Aqib Ilyas (50*) and Jatinder Singh (73*) as Oman coasted to victory; Jatinder Singh does the Shibhar Dhawan ‘Gabbar; celebration after a catch.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: The Run Out
PNG had recovered from 0/2 and were coasting at 81/2. Then came the hara-kiri moment—ran from the non-striker’s end a, Nadeem picked the ball, and direct hit. Amini was looking so good…as
Tweets of the Day
Despite not having the best days on the field, it was a huge moment for Papua New Guinea nevertheless. Here are some tweets and threads that made this day special for the players and the fans in the backdrop of the beautiful mountains behind Oman’s stadium.
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Jatinder Singh – 73* runs (Oman, 1 Match)
Zeeshan Mahmood – 4 wickets (Oman, 1 Match)
Jatinder Singh (Oman), George Munsey (Scotland) – 2 catches
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Net Run Rate
2. Papua New Guinea
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