Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | OMAN: 150/5 | RR: 7.89

  • Zeeshan Siddiqui51 (32b)
  • Craig Williams4-0-23-0
  • Gerrie Snyman3-0-23-1

Rifat Islam Pla: "Well played Oman.This is a historical moment for Oman cricket team."

Nicolaas Scholtz: We lost a bit of momentum in the last five overs of our innings, we went a bit too hard, too early and they bowled well. We were 10 short, 149 was par.

Sultan Ahmed, Oman captain: Very important win for us. We are going to party tonight.

With the win, Oman have been granted T20I status. Another reason to celebrate.

Oman played the slow bowling expertly well, not allowing Namibia to string together dot balls, and thereby kept the required run-rate in check at all times. There was a bit of pressure in the middle but Zeeshan's innings took them through to a memorable victory.

Zeeshan Siddiqui is the Man of the Match. "Our plan was to keep the required run-rate below 8. We wanted to play positive cricket. Our plan has worked and we are very happy. I'm not taking any pressure and the results are there to see."

Humdaan : "Great win by Oman. Would love to see their composure in India!!!!!"

18.6
4
Williams to Zeeshan Siddiqui, FOUR runs, what a shot to take Oman through to the World T20. Flat-batted over mid off for six, and Oman's camp rush on to the field in elation. Namibia are disconsolate. Well played Oman, and well played Zeeshan Siddiqui. Namibia, therefore, will not be travelling to India. Oman's celebrations have not stopped yet, and rightly so. They are the lowest-ranked team to qualify for a senior World Cup.

Irfaan: "Siddiqui deserves a half-century and MOM ..."

18.5
1
Williams to Aamer Ali, 1 run, overpitched and hit to mid-off and they scamper through, a direct hit would have had him though. Oman will not mind it one bit
18.4
1
Williams to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, slower ball on middle, driven down to sweeper easily. Easy singles for Oman, Namibia have to try bringing everyone in.
18.3
1
Williams to Aamer Ali, 1 run, short outside off, emphatically pulled down to long-on, on the bounce unfortunately for Namibia

Akash Gupta: "Dear associates, thank you for such exciting matches. I am from India and am looking forward to seeing all of you in action next year!!"

18.2
1
Williams to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, tucked to midwicket, they can easily run through, fielders have to be tighter and closer

Namibia getting some fielders in the ring now

18.1
1
Williams to Aamer Ali, 1 run, low full toss on middle, drilled down to long on. Takes them one closer

8 runs required. Dejected faces in Namibia's camp. Craig Williams to bowl. Relatively straightfoward for Oman now, this will be a massive win.

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | OMAN: 141/5 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 4.00)

  • Zeeshan Siddiqui45 (29b)
  • Gerrie Snyman3-0-23-1
  • Sarel Burger4-0-30-1
17.6
4
Snyman to Zeeshan Siddiqui, FOUR runs, Great shot once more, quality stroke, gives himself a bit of room, clears his front foot and smashes it on the ground past cover, no chance for the sweeper
17.5
6
Snyman to Zeeshan Siddiqui, SIX runs, what a shot this time, match-changing shot. Little bit of air, he comes downa nd lofts it effortlessly over long-off for a massive six. What a timely shot
17.4
1
Snyman to Aamer Ali, 1 run, darted in outside off, very quick, flayed to the sweeper

Can Oman hold their nerve?

17.3
W
G Snyman to Mehran Khan, OUT, another wicket, wild slog from Mehran. Gets a thin inside edge and rattles the stumps. Too wide outside off to hoick to leg, poor shot selection

Mehran Khan b G Snyman 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.2
1
G Snyman to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, driven down to long off for one
17.1
0
G Snyman to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, off his thigh pad, darted on leg, just kisses his thigh pad

20 to win off three overs, Namibia need to string a few dot balls together

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | OMAN: 129/4 (20 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 6.66)

  • Mehran Khan0 (1b)
  • Zeeshan Siddiqui34 (25b)
  • Sarel Burger4-0-30-1
  • Christiaan Snyman2-0-19-0
16.6
0
Burger to Mehran Khan, no run, good length on middle again, worked to midwicket again who is once again quick on the ball. No run there this time though
16.5
W
Burger to Zeeshan Siddiqui, OUT, fuller and tucked to midwicket, the fielder is quick on the ball and throws it swiftly to the keeper who takes it well, and whips off the bails quickly to find the batsman well short. Another needless run out for Oman, can Namibia find a way through now?

Jatinder Singh run out (NRP Scholtz/†Kotze) 33 (46m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 106.45

16.4
1
Burger to Jatinder Singh, 1 run, slower ball again, 99 kph, driven to deep cover for another single
16.3
4
Burger to Jatinder Singh, FOUR runs, great shot! Quicker ball and wide, asking to be hit, Jatinder obliges. Cuts it past short third man
16.2
2
Burger to Jatinder Singh, 2 runs, slower ball again on middle stump, chipped neatly over cover for two, expertly played
16.1
1
Burger to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, short and outside off, hit in the air to deep point

Oman 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41Khawar AliZeeshan Maqsood
2nd13Jatinder SinghZeeshan Maqsood
3rd13Jatinder SinghAamir Kaleem
4th62Jatinder SinghZeeshan Siddiqui
5th1Zeeshan SiddiquiMehran Khan
6th20Zeeshan SiddiquiAmir Ali