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Oman complete second consecutive upset

Oman 144 for 7 (Jatinder 40, Nabi 3-28) beat Afghanistan 104 (Maqsood 4-23, Mehran 4-24) by 40 runs

Oman completed their second upset win in as many days with a convincing 40-run win against Afghanistan on the back of a strong bowling performance. Oman are currently placed second in Group B after three straight wins, behind Afghanistan who have played an extra game.

Oman lost Zeeshan Maqsood of the second ball after being put in to bat, but Zeeshan Ahmed and Jatinder Singh, who hit an unbeaten 65 in Oman's six-wicket win against Netherlands, consolidated with a 49-run stand. Oman's batsmen continued to form steady partnerships before Jatinder was bowled by Mohammad Nabi for 40 in the 17th over. However, 35 runs were scored of the last four overs as Oman finished with a competitive 144 for 7. Nabi was Afghanistan's best bowler and picked up figures of 3 for 28.

The Afghanistan openers, Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi, started slowly before Shahzad was dismissed for 28. Afghanistan were on course at 61 for 1 in the 10th over but Mehran Khan and Maqsood tore into the middle-order with four-wicket hauls. Wickets fell in clumps and the required run-rate kept climbing to make the chase exponentially harder. Afghanistan were eventually bowled out for 104 by the 18th over.

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st32Javed AhmadiMohammad Shahzad
2nd29Javed AhmadiAsghar Afghan
3rd9Samiullah ShinwariAsghar Afghan
4th18Mohammad NabiSamiullah Shinwari
5th1Mohammad NabiNajibullah Zadran
6th0ShafiqullahNajibullah Zadran
7th2Gulbadin NaibNajibullah Zadran
8th12Gulbadin NaibMirwais Ashraf
9th1Gulbadin NaibAftab Alam
10th0Shapoor ZadranGulbadin Naib