Canada v Oman, World T20 Qualifier, Group B, Stirling July 12, 2015

Maqsood assault gives Oman big win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oman 135 for 3 (Maqsood 86*) beat Canada 133 for 3 (Nitish 52) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

File photo: Nitish Kumar's 25-ball 52 for Canada went in vain © ICC/Helge Schutz

Zeeshan Maqsood's unbeaten 86 powered Oman to a seven-wicket win with 10 balls to spare against Canada in a Group B match of the World T20 Qualifier.

Set a target of 134 in a game reduced to 13 overs a side, Oman's openers Maqsood and Khawar Ali set the tone with a 65-run partnership in 4.2 overs. It was largely a Maqsood show as his 41-ball innings included nine fours and five sixes. Nitish Kumar, Jeremy Gordon and Cecil Pervez picked up a wicket each for Canada.

Canada's innings, after Oman opted to bowl first, was propped up by a 25-ball 52 from Nitish, who scored four fours and three sixes. He raised 69 runs for the third wicket in the company of Navneet Dhaliwal, who scored 28 off 20 balls. Rajeshkumar Ranpura, debutant seamer Mohammad Nadeem and Aamir Kaleem took a wicket each.