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226dThe Report by Vishal Dikshit

Joy for underdogs Oman, Ireland stunned

Oman pulled off a stunning upset against a side that is known for upsetting bigger sides in global tournaments, shocking Ireland with a two-wicket win in Dharamsala

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Wilson
GC Wilson
38(34) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 4 0 4 12 1 1 8
Zeeshan Maqsood
38(33) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 7 21 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

M Ansari
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AR McBrine
AR McBrine
O3
M0
R15
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Andrew Miller

11.06pm Well, we've seen some scenes tonight. The catch of the tournament (surely) coupled with a glorious bout of biffing from Maqsood, a stunning piece of fielding from Gary Wilson that might, on another day, have saved the day for Ireland. And a famous, famous win for the ex-pats of Oman, who have launched themselves into the big time in the Dharamsala night.

And if you happen to be in the UK, Ireland, West Indies or Australia, here is that catch in all its glory. If you're not, apologies, but we'll have some global highlights up on the site later tonight.

Will Porterfield, as expected, acknowledges the dew was a factor, but says it is not excuse. While Sultan Ahmed, Oman's skipper, rightly admits he is "speechless".

Don't forget to read Vishal Dikshit's match report, and tune in later to read Siddharth Monga's tale of the tape, and Melinda Farrell's video musings ... from Andrew Miller, thanks for your comments, and goodnight.

11.05pm Aamer Ali, the Man of the Match, says, through a translator, "God was with us and we were trying to get boundaries every over. We have done a lot of hard work before coming to the World Cup, and finally it has paid off." I'll say!

Al: "Well played Aamer Ali. A triumph for us speccy types world over. We'll remember your name even if Cricinfo just has a blank where your name should have been, right through your innings!" He's like the bank clerk who went to war ... David Steele eat your heart out!

11pm Good chuffing Lord ... what have we just witnessed! Oman have scalped the king of the Associates, Ireland, in a sensational twisting, turning, nail biter! From 69 for 0, to 90 for 5, to 139 for 7. To victory! Utter jubilation on the outfield, but not for Ireland, who endured a shocker in the closing overs, the dew doubtless playing a part in their seamer's inability to land their yorkers and close out the match. But let's not forget they won the toss, and chose to bat first. And how costly will that be in a tough, tough group?

19.5
5nb
Sorensen to Ansari, 5 no balls, another full-toss, beats the batsman, nutmegs the keeper, Oman have won!
19.4
W
Sorensen to Amir Ali, OUT, oh lummie! Sorensen gets it right this time, a full length ball, a backaway-and-swipe, and up goes the finger! Amir has taken his team to the brink, but his team-mates will have to take it home ...

Amir Ali c †NJ O'Brien b Sorensen 32 (34m 17b 5x4 1x6) SR: 188.23

Anand: "Cricket is a great leveller. Oman got back the five runs that was denied to them by a great fielding effort through a bad bowling effort!" Huge conflabs in the Ireland brains trust, but the field remains the same ...

19.3
1
Sorensen to Lalcheta, 1 run, swinging into a pre-meditated pull. But they were on auto-run. It's 3 from 3!
19.2
4
Sorensen to Lalcheta, FOUR runs, a wide full toss, and that is slashed through third man for another boundary! The dew is surely a factor now! No no-ball this time (just) but my goodness, It Is On!

The fielders are lurking for the single ...

19.1
1b
Sorensen to Amir Ali, 1 bye, the free hit hits the off stump, but they scamper another single! Great follow-up, but that would have been better first-up, natch ...
19.1
5nb
Sorensen to Amir Ali, (no ball) FOUR runs, that's a total honker! A head-high full-toss, an automatic no-ball, but Ali manages to flash it through fine leg as well! Five off no balls so far, and a free hit!

So, 14 to win. It's utterly feasible if Ali connects with a couple ...

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    Oman pulled off a stunning upset against a side that is known for upsetting bigger sides in global tournaments, shocking Ireland with a two-wicket win in Dharamsala

Oman 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69Khawar AliZeeshan Maqsood
2nd9Jatinder SinghZeeshan Maqsood
3rd8Adnan IlyasJatinder Singh
4th3Jatinder SinghMehran Khan
5th1Jatinder SinghAamir Kaleem
6th47Jatinder SinghAmir Ali
7th2Sultan AhmedAmir Ali
8th13Amir AliAV Lalcheta
9th5AV LalchetaM Ansari

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017