OMAN 131/0 (13.4 ov, Jatinder Singh 73*, Aqib Ilyas 50*, Charles Amini 0/31)

That is game one done. Join us for the second match, a mouthwatering contest between Scotland and Bangladesh coming up soon. Thanks for joining us for this one. Goodbye

5pm 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.”

Assad Vala: “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. In think a lot of credit goes to Maqsood and his boys.”

4.56pm A comprehensive win for Oman there. Finishing it inside 14 overs gives them a net-run-rate boost too should it come down to that. PNG on their debut were rocked early, but they came back from 0 for 2 only to lose their way again in the middle overs. They just lost too many wickets soon after the Vala-Amini partnership. That target of 130 was too low for Oman on this small ground. Jatinder and Ilyas, though, batted superbly to take them home in style. This is the third-highest chase without a wicket lost in all men’s T20Is, and also the biggest partnership for Oman for any wicket in men’s T20Is

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