Ireland v Oman, WT20 qualifier, Group A, Dharamsala March 9, 2016

After women's day, Oman's day

There was a game between South Africa and Australia on in Cape Town even as the lower-profile match between Ireland and Oman twisted and turned in Dharamsala.

Some of Oman's cricketers may not fit the stereotype of the muscled modern athlete, but boy they showed they can play.

The nail-biting win over Ireland was the latest in a growing list of scalps.

The congratulatory messages poured in soon after the victory...

... as did the one-liners.

Others compared Oman's record with more familiar Associates...

... while some said this highlighted the progress Associates have made.

There might be plenty of people going gaga after the success, but Oman's captain wasn't among them.

Siddarth Ravindran is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. Twitter @SidRavindran

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  • VoteForRoastPotatoes on March 10, 2016, 13:03 GMT

    Totally preffered this over Aus vs SA who seem to play each other every weekend.

  • arcaneguy on March 10, 2016, 3:44 GMT

    we need a big 24 team or 20 team World T20 with no round1 qualifying stage... it should be a complete World Cup with all 20 or 24 teams battling it out from round 1... this will grow the game around the world...

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