flat outside off, another ugly heave finds long-off. That will be it for Oman, their tournament comes to an end because Bangladesh are the other team to qualify for the main draw
11.35pm Clinical Bangladesh were unstoppable today, and have stood out head and shoulders above the rest in this group. Led by Tamim, and cameos from Shakib and Sabbir, Bangladesh posted an above-par 180. Oman struggled in the chase, losing wickets regularly before rain made regular appearances and disappearances to shorten the game continually. In the end, Oman faced a task they could not keep up with and succumbed to a 54-run loss. Oman can take a lot away from this tournament, though. That win against Ireland will give their game a lot of confidence.
Tamim is the Player of the Match: "Next stage is very important for us. Pakistan game very important. I hope I can continue the form. I just try to be calmer, don't watch to rush the shots. Finally got a hundred, that was due. PSL was very important because I carried the form here after playing against some very good players. If we can play to our potential, anything can happen.
Mashrafe Mortaza: "Looking forward to the next big four matches. Thanks to Tamim, last three matches he has been scoring. Can't make any mistakes in the main draw. We played fearless cricket, that was a big decision but our coach has been giving us confidence. If you want to perform, you have to play fearless cricket.
Sultan Ahmed: "Today's game we tried our best. Tamim's innings was the difference. We have had a good summer, that's why we have come to this level."
and another one goes. Short down leg, should have been put into the stands but Lalcheta swats it into the leg side, doesn't keep it down or time it well enough. Backward square leg comes in to complete a good take
tossed up on middle, heaved down to long-on. Rather ugly
another flat delivery on middle, pulled powerfully on the bounce to midwicket
flat, googly outside off, skids onto beat the bat
full toss on leg, clipped to long-on for a run
flat down leg to start, wide called. Ansari doesn't bother moving
Joker: "Apart from all these rain interruptions, Bangladesh gained most batting overs among all 4 teams in this group (48 overs), that too losing all the tosses. They will surely take that."
very slow on off, a thick inside edge makes its way to fine leg
Muhammad Asif: "11 ball 11 sixes needed, come on OMAN"
very slow on off, Lalcheta lunges forward to defend, bat and pad close together
worked away to square leg
Shakib has four. Another one that is slow on middle, Sultan gets down and switches his stance, the reverse paddle lobs up for point to take. Oman in danger of getting all out
slow and wide outside off, beaten
very very high in the air and another one goes. The wily Shakib slows another one up, expecting a big hit, and catches Mehran in his trap. Mehran advances and slogs it high in the air, long-on pouches easily
Hasan: "I'm afraid associates will continue to play like associates until given a good cricketing calendar"
slogged to square leg,off a good length
slower delivery outside off, once again the ball carries a long way off an edge. Third man cleans up
well-directed bouncer on middle. Mehran struggles against the pace and is struck on the helmet, and to fine leg.
and that should be it. Drags his length back on off, and Jatinder looks to swivel-pull into the leg side but the ball hurries onto him, takes the leading edge and flies through the rarefied air, down to third man.
great shot. Picked his spot, got a delivery in the slot to aid his stroke and Jatinder belts the ball over mid-off. Well done
manha: "washed out commentary feedback like washed out WC games. Three of my last comments washed out I guess... Go rain Go"
good length outside off, chopped down to third man for a run
Oman need 69 off three overs.
nicely bowled again, slow and wide. A thick outside edge rolls towards point