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Oman vs England, 28th Match, Group B at North Sound, T20 World Cup, Jun 13 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
28th Match, Group B, North Sound, June 13, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(3.1/20 ov, T:48) 50/2

England won by 8 wickets (with 101 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/11
adil-rashid
Cricinfo's MVP
52.12 ptsImpact List
jofra-archer
Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav | Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Oman 47/10(13.2 overs)
11 (23)
4/11 (4)
England 50/2(3.1 overs)
24* (8)
1/10 (1)
12 (3)
1/36 (2)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
ENG52.12--03/122.7852.12
ENG47.13--03/122.5947.13
ENG41.42--04/112.4241.42
ENG31.1724(8)2431.17--0
ENG16.2912(3)1216.29--0

5.05pm: That's a wrap, folks. Only 16.3 overs of cricket in Antigua today - but no refunds, sorry. England will be more than happy with what they achieved in that small window, but the salvage operation isn't quite complete yet. For now, I'll point you in the direction of Andrew Miller's report, and remind you to set your clocks for the same time Saturday evening. Thanks for your comments, as always. From myself, Vish and Raghav, it's goodnight. Bye!

4.55pm: Time to hear from the captains, starting with Aqib Ilyas: "Nothing much to say, it was a big collapse. It was big exposure, but still there are positives. With Associate teams, we don't get to play bowlers who bowl at 140kph [often]. At the back of the mind, expecting a lot of pace, it is difficult. Some areas, the ball was there to hit, but they had fielders up in the ring. Batters didn't look uncomfortable but bad shot selection [cost us]. Hats off to them for putting pressure on the bowlers. They had to go for run rate. We have learned a lot, how we can get better. We competed in some areas. You learn where you stand, but we have to work hard."

And England's Jos Buttler: "Thought the tone was set by the bowlers, take early wickets and restrict them. Job done today, another game in two days' time. Bowled brilliantly, there was extra bounce. Topley with his height... I thought they bowled a good line and length. [Spin] Don't think anyone expected the wicket to play like it did, looked a really good surface. [Batting] Just looked to be positive, try to take advantage of the NRR. [Criticism] Been around long enough to know that people make comments. We know what's going on in the dressing room. We have another huge match to come. We can only control what we do, all focus is on that."

4.45pm: Quick and dirty does it for England. That was the cricketing equivalent of raiding Five Guys to satisfy a craving. Their net run rate has jumped into the positive, up to 3.08 - crucially already above Scotland's, with Namibia still to come. Win that one and they'll be back on track for the Super 8s (unless, of course, Scotland can roll Australia)

Adil Rashid is Player of the Match after his 4 for 11: "I thought we bowled exceptionally well, nice to bowl them out for 47. Always nice when you see your first one spin. When you get a wicket first ball it sets the tone. Some pitches are flatter, I try to adjust in the first over. It was spinning quite a bit, going wider with the wrong'un, sliders, set them up that way. Very happy today. One game at a time, we've got Namibia next, our job is to go out there and do our thing."

3.1
4
Fayyaz Butt to Bairstow, FOUR runs

short and swung away for the winning runs! Bairstow finishes with a strike rate of 400, England have got the job done in record time - and the World Cup defence is back on!

Fayyaz Butt on to bowl... but not for long

My colleague, Sampath Bandarupalli, has this: "Only other instance of first two legitimate balls of a men's T20I innings being sixes - by Spain against Isle of Man after a no-ball first-up while chasing 11 to win (where BBB is available)"

end of over 322 runs
ENG: 46/2CRR: 15.33 RRR: 0.11 • Need 2 from 102b
Jos Buttler24 (8b 4x4 1x6)
Jonny Bairstow4 (1b 1x4)
Bilal Khan 2-0-36-1
Kaleemullah 1-0-10-1

"If Scotland loses to Australia it'll automatically decrease their NRR. So there's no need to go all boom boom. But we don't mind either." Not if it's a tie and a Super Over, Sammy. But we quibble...

2.6
4
Bilal Khan to Buttler, FOUR runs

full, wide and slashed up and over, but bounces some way short of the cover boundary. So this chase is going to a fourth over!

One more of those would do it...

2.5
6
Bilal Khan to Buttler, SIX runs

banged in and blapped! Buttler goes up and over, with the wind out towards the longer boundary at deep midwicket. An 89m six, brings the target in sight

Tom: "Unfortunately Cricinfo commentary doesn't have variable font sizes to show the largeness of those two 'ifs' CharlieJ..."

2.4
4
Bilal Khan to Buttler, FOUR runs

slot ball, pace off, dumped through long-on! No timing whatsover on Buttler's flail across the line but still it sails away to the rope, just short of six

2.3
4
Bilal Khan to Buttler, FOUR runs

short ball, sits up nicely, spanked behind square! Buttler sits back and eases away his second boundary

2.2
Bilal Khan to Buttler, no run

low full toss, 127kph/78mph wide of off, Buttler slams it straight to cover

2.1
4
Bilal Khan to Buttler, FOUR runs

steps down and hammers through mid-off! Beats the man on the edge of the circle to his left and it races away

end of over 210 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 24/2CRR: 12.00 RRR: 1.33 • Need 24 from 108b
Jonny Bairstow4 (1b 1x4)
Jos Buttler2 (2b)
Kaleemullah 1-0-10-1
Bilal Khan 1-0-14-1

"Why all the calculations to surpass Scot NRR now? If Scot beat Aus (or it is a no result) Eng are out so and if Eng lose to Nam (or if it is a no result) they are out So there are 2 matches to go to surpass NRR." But why hang around, CharlieJ? The quicker they get their NRR up, the better - and they'll surely not get a better opportunity than this

1.6
4
Kaleemullah to Bairstow, FOUR runs

short and boshed! Pace off, I think, but Bairstow lumps it unceremoniously over cover point

YJB is next in

1.5
W
Kaleemullah to Jacks, OUT

short and skied to point! England have come out in a frenzy of shot-making, and Oman bag another. Good bounce from Kaleemullah, the ball got big on Jacks as he looked to swat over the off side, only managed a big top edge to the man in the ring

Will Jacks c Prajapati b Kaleemullah 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 7m) SR: 71.42
1.4
Kaleemullah to Jacks, no run

banged into the pitch outside off, 127kph/78mph and Jacks throws the hands, beaten past the top edge

1.3
Kaleemullah to Jacks, no run

length ball, hint of away swing, Jacks shuffles forward and looks to cart him down the ground... misses

1.2
Kaleemullah to Jacks, no run

goes full, Jacks swipes without moving his feet. Thick edged to short fine leg and there's no extra damage

1.2
5nb
Kaleemullah to Jacks, (no ball) FOUR runs

driven crisply down the ground! Jacks steps into an on-the-up thrash past mid-off, in the air but safe. And Kaleemullah overstepped, too

1.1
1
Kaleemullah to Buttler, 1 run

back of a length, Buttler pokes at it and gets an inside edge for one

Kaleemullah from the other end

end of over 114 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 14/1CRR: 14.00 RRR: 1.78 • Need 34 from 114b
Jos Buttler1 (1b)
Will Jacks1 (2b)
Bilal Khan 1-0-14-1

"Scotland must be pumped up now to beat Australia." There is that option, of course, Aziz

0.6
1
Bilal Khan to Buttler, 1 run

full with pace off, Buttler clips off his toes through square leg

0.5
1
Bilal Khan to Jacks, 1 run

touch shorter on the pads, worked out to deep midwicket for one

"Fire sale - everything must go! Balls, wickets...! Aiming to get it done in 3 overs?" I suppose eight sixes would be about the quickest route there, Neil

0.4
Bilal Khan to Jacks, no run

...and defends his first ball! What's this nonsense? It was a good length, 127kph on off stump, very respectable, to be fair

Will Jacks, an opener by trade, walks in

0.3
W
Bilal Khan to Salt, OUT

much better length, flattens off stump! Salt's stay is brief, six-six-out. But that part of the ledger doesn't matter for England's pursuit of a healthy NRR bump. Skidding on from over the wicket as Salt swings across the line, gets a thin inside edge that takes the ball smack into the top of off

Phil Salt b Bilal Khan 12 (3b 0x4 2x6 2m) SR: 400
0.2
6
Bilal Khan to Salt, SIX runs

pitched up and clattered for six more! Pace off from Bilal, too full and room to swing the arms again. Salt obliges, dumping the ball over the covers again. He's getting 'em in sixes...

0.1
6
Bilal Khan to Salt, SIX runs

full and launched! I think England are going for it... Salt opens the shoulders and drills his first ball over the extra cover rope

Bilal Khan has the ball in hand. Slip in, two boundary riders leg side

Here come the England openers, Jos Buttler and Phil Salt. They rarely need licence to tee off, but you imagine there won't be many sighters here. Even Buttler might concede they've earned the right to think about NRR

4.20pm: Oh man. Well, we've all had a shocker at some point. That Oman innings last just 80 deliveries - now, if England can get this done in 32 (that is 5.2 overs), they'll pump their net run rate above that of Scotland, with another winnable game against Namibia to come on Saturday

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
JC Buttler
24 runs (8)
4 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
1 four1 six
Control
88%
PD Salt
12 runs (3)
0 four2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
6 runs
0 four1 six
Control
67%
Best performances - bowlers
AU Rashid
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
4
ECO
2.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
JC Archer
O
3.2
M
1
R
12
W
3
ECO
3.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 2678
Match days13 June 2024 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 2, Oman 0
Language
English
Win Probability
ENG 100%
OMAENG
100%50%100%OMA InningsENG Innings

Over 4 • ENG 50/2

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Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND43071.137
USA42150.127
CAN4123-0.493
PAK31220.191
IRE3021-1.712
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS44082.791
ENG42153.611
SCOT42151.255
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OMA4040-3.062
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UGA4132-4.510
PNG3030-0.886
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BAN32140.478
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NEP3021-0.293
SL3021-0.777