Oman 138-4 (Jatinder 65) beat Netherlands 135 (Myburgh 41, Ansari 4-15, Rampura ) by six wickets
Jatinder Singh's unbeaten 65 guided Oman to a shock, six-wicket win over Netherlands, after a four-wicket haul from fast bowler Munis Ansari and Netherlands' spectacular batting collapse had left them with a target of 136.
Netherlands' innings crumbled in the last two overs of their innings when they lost five wickets in 10 balls for the addition of only one run, folding from 134 for 5 to 135 all out. Ansari struck three times in the 19th over, getting the wickets of Mudassar Bukhari, Pieter Seelar and Michael Rippon. The three wickets added to Ansari's earlier dismissal of Roelof van der Merwe, helping him finish with 4 for 15 in his third T20 match. Fast bowler Rajeshkumar Ranpura picked up the final two wickets within four balls of the last over to dismiss Netherlands for 135 and finish with career-best returns of 3 for 30.
Netherlands would have rued the collapse given the start they had. Their openers - Stephan Myburgh and Wesley Barresi - put on a 51-run stand in 46 balls, striking six fours and a six between them. However, Barresi's dismissal in the eighth over stalled Netherland's progress. Wickets fell at regular intervals as partnerships and boundaries were hard to come by. Max O' Dowd played a fine cameo - 32 off 21, and Netherlands were soon looking at a 150-plus score, but he could only watch the collapse from the other end.
Oman lost Zeeshan Ahmed in the third over in the chase, but a 38-run second-wicket stand between Zeeshan Maqsood and Jatinder Singh got Oman back on track. Although Netherlands did bounce back with three relatively quick wickets, Jatinder steered the chase with an unbeaten 56-ball 65 as Oman reached the target with an over to spare.