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

(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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