Canadian cricketers lose by 9 wickets to Oman in ICC T20 World Cup qualifier

The highest two groups in every of the 2 teams advance to the knockout spherical. The 2 finalists will qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this 12 months.

The Canadian males now face a troublesome process in transferring on. After a relaxation day Sunday, Canada performs Nepal whereas the Philippines tackle Oman on Monday on the eight-team qualifier

Canada, which has by no means certified for the T20 World Cup, might want to win to advance to the knockout spherical.

“We all know it’s a huge recreation. The great factor is we’re not out of the match but so we’ll strive our greatest,” mentioned Canadian captain Navneet Dhaliwal.

Oman received the toss and elected to subject first on the Oman Academy floor in Al Amerat.

Canada completed at 155 for six after its 20 overs.

Opener Rayyan Pathan hit 4 fours earlier than being run out within the fifth over for 26. Matthew Spoors, who hit a century in his T20I debut on Friday, exited quickly after on 11 runs. Dhaliwal was caught for one run within the subsequent over to depart the aspect at 43-3.

Ravinderpal Singh (46) and Saad Bin Zafar (20) steadied the ship with a 42-run stand. And Dillon Heylinger offered some sting within the Canadian tail, slamming a six and two successive boundaries within the 18th over to remain unbeaten on 21 off 10 balls.

Chasing a victory goal of 156, Oman misplaced opener Jatinder Singh within the fifth over with the full at 30. Maqsood joined Prajapati to share a 129-run unbroken partnership that secured the win with 12 balls to spare at 159 for one.

Prajapati was unbeaten for 74 off 56 balls, with 5 boundaries and 4 sixes. Maqsood’s 76 off got here off 44 balls, with six boundaries and 5 sixes.

“Catches win matches is an age-old saying. We dropped some huge catches, of their opener (Prajapati),” mentioned Dhaliwal. “If we had taken these possibilities, the match might have gone in a different way. We solely have ourselves accountable. I feel Oman bowled very well, so credit score goes to them. However we have been fairly pleased with the full we put up.”

Eire and Oman certified for the match by advantage of being eradicated within the first spherical of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021, whereas Nepal and the U.A.E. booked their slots through their rankings within the ICC MRF Tyres Males’s T20I Crew rankings.

The opposite groups superior by regional qualifying tournaments with the U.S. and Canada ending 1-2 on the 2021 ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in November in Antigua.

The ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B is scheduled for July 11-17 in Harare with Hong Kong, Jersey, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Uganda, the U.S. and host Zimbabwe collaborating.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Feb. 19, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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