South Asia | Sports: Oman stun Ireland on debut as Bangladesh hold nerve to win

Sports: Oman stun Ireland on debut as Bangladesh hold nerve to win

March 9, 2016 11:39 PM (UTC+8)

 

(from Reuters)

Oman celebrated their first appearance at an International Cricket Council event by stunning more fancied Ireland by two wickets in a World Twenty20 match in Dharamsala on Wednesday.

A cricket fan removes a glass cover displaying the men's and women's World Twenty20 trophies after they arrived in Kolkata
A cricket fan removes a glass cover displaying the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 trophies after they arrived in Kolkata

A team made up of mostly expats from India and Pakistan, Oman chased down Ireland’s total of 154-5 with two balls to spare after needing 14 runs off the last over.

It all went wrong for paceman Max Sorensen who served up two no-balls for bowling high full tosses as Ireland’s hopes of making it to the main draw from Group A faded.

Bangladesh avoided Ireland’s fate earlier in the day as the Asian test-playing nation staved off a spirited fightback from the Netherlands to kick off their campaign with a tight eight-run victory. Read More

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