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World T20 Qualifiers Round up | Oman, Singapore maintain their unbeaten start

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World T20 Qualifiers Round up | Oman, Singapore maintain their unbeaten start

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Oman made sure Hong Kong failed to win yet again as they go to the top of Group A with two wins from two games while Singapore continue their dream run by beating Bermuda to go joint top in Group B along with Netherlands. Papua New Guinea pipped Namibia to register in two wins from two games.

Oman vs Hong Kong

The Omani bowling attack was again at its best as Oman managed to restrict Hong Kong to a mere 102. The powerplay was again controlled by the new-ball pair of Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt. Aamir Kaleem was the star of the show by bagging three wickets for just 14 runs.

HongKong bowler Kyle Christie was economical in his bowling with eight run s from his three overs. But just tight overs were never going to win Hong Kong the game. Aqib Ilyas again top=scored for Oman with a sensible 37 run innings and strung a matured partnership with Zeeshan Maqsood to make sure Oman reach the target within 18 overs and without any hiccups and prevent any chance of a fightback from Hong Kong.

Canada vs Jersey

Being put into bat by Jersey, Canada got off to a sublime start, thanks to a half-century opening stand between captain Navneet Dhaliwal and Rodrigo Thomas. Things looked shaky for Canada as both the openers were dismissed in a space of three balls. But Nitish Kumar had some other plans. He hit a magnificent 83 runs off 36 balls that took the game away from Jersey. Canada posted a daunting 176-5 in their 20 overs.

The target which was already daunting for Jersey was made even more difficult by the new ball pair of Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heyliger as they were reduced to 53-4. Jonty Jenner was the lone fighter with a 32-ball 56 but it led to no avail as Jersey succumbed to 123 all out in 17 overs, hading the Canadians a 54-run win.

Papua New Guinea vs Namibia

Papua New Guinea's strong opening partnership of Ura and Asad Vala rose to the occasion again, adding 125 runs for the first wicket. Jan Frylinck's 3-18 kept the run-scoring from the batting side in check but could not stop them from scoring a mammoth 197-7 in their 20 overs.

Namibia never really got going in their reply, slumping to 46-4. Asad Vala led with the ball with his figures of 3-19 as Namibia were all out for just 116, handing Papua New Guinea an 81-run victory.

Singapore vs Bermuda

Batting first, Bermuda were in a spot of bother at 29-3 in 8 overs. But veteran Janeiro Tucker led the fightback in typical counterattacking style with an unbeaten 34 ball 50. Kamau Leverock's late cameo of 18 runs from 6 balls propelled Bermuda's total to 149.

Needing 150 runs to win, Singapore got off to a bad start with in form Surendran Chandramohan getting trapped LBW in the first over itself. With only 41 runs off 7 overs, Bermuda looked to be in complete control of the game. Inspiration was needed and indeed it was provided by Param and Manpreet Singh's 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket, taking the scenario down to 30 runs required from three overs. Janak Prakash joined Param to deliver late blows to Bermuda as Singapore beat them with three balls to spare.

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