OMA vs PNG Highlights today Sunday, 17-10-2021 – 1st Match, First Round Group B, ICC Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup from Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1).
Oman have won the toss and will field.
Zeeshan Maqsood says it is a dry pitch and he wants his spinners to make use of it while it is hot in the afternoon. He expects the surface to get better as it gets cooler later on.
Assad Vala says they would have liked to have chased themselves.
Oman team: 1 Jatinder Singh, 2 Khawar Ali, 3 Aqib Ilyas, 4 Zeeshan Maqsood (capt.), 5 Kashyap Prajapati, 6 Naseem Khushi (wk), 7 Mohammad Nadeem, 8 Ayaan Khan, 9 Sandeep Goud, 10 Bilal Khan, 11 Kaleemullah.
Papua New Guinea team: 1 Assad Vala (capt.), 2 Tony Ura, 3 CJ Amini, 4 Lega Siaka, 5 Norman Vanua, 6 Sese Bau, 7 Simon Atai, 8 Kiplin Doriga (wk), 9 Nosaina Pokana, 10 Damien Ravu, 11 Kabua Morea.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match number – T20I no. 1307 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Match
After PNG Innings.
Charles Amini: I enjoyed it very much. We were looking at around 160. The wicket is a pretty good one. We fell short. Our captain Assad and I thought we would rebuild, we knew we could cover up runs later. Losing me at that crucial period slowed down our run-rate. I think just silly errors we made from our batsmen. Oman bowled well but we made errors. The journey so far has been unreal, I’m excited to show our bowling. We’re both excited and nervous. Have to bowl out of skins to defend it but we have the bowlers for it.
Post Match Presentation
“It wasn’t a good start with the bat, losing two wickets with no runs. But we fought back very well to get in a position to put on a good total. That collapse, in the end, was very disappointing. On that wicket, 129 was never going to be enough. We were looking at 160-plus to give ourselves a chance. When Charles got run out, then myself getting out, we lost our way. I think a lot of credit goes to Maqsood and his boys.”
Zeeshan Maqsood is the Player of the Match and the winning captain. He says:
“Very happy. It is a crucial time for us. They were batting very well when I got the wickets. because we got the wickets, they couldn’t put on a big total. I just try to keep it tight and not give away loose balls. We knew the wicket was playing very well, we needed to make sure we didn’t give away loose balls and easy boundaries.
That run-out by Nadeem turned it around for us. These are our home conditions, we knew even 140 could be chased easily. The wicket plays very well in the second half. Thanks to the supporters and family members at home and everywhere. Our fielding wasn’t great and we need to come back strong.”