Australia started their World Cup mission by defeating Oman

The previous day, Oman captain Aqib Elias said, they will play considering Australia as a normal opponent. Keep pressure with spin bowling. Today, according to that, the Middle East country started. But in the end, Oman could not stop the hot favorite Australia. The Aussies started their World Cup mission by losing by 39 runs against a relatively weak opponent.

Oman set a target of 165 runs to win in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday morning (Bangladesh time). The Middle Eastern country managed to score 125 runs for 9 wickets after struggling a bit towards the end.

Oman could have put the fight into one more draw, had they not lost quick wickets early on. Oman lost 6 wickets for 56 runs. Then Akib Ilyas’ team crossed the quota of 100 runs with a pair of 32 and 28 runs respectively in the seventh and eighth wickets.

Ayan Khan scored maximum 36 runs (30 balls) for the team. Mehran Khan scored 27 runs off 16 balls. Captain Aqib scored 18 runs off 18 balls.

Australia had a slow start after losing the toss and batting. Aussies scored only 50 runs in the first 8 overs. There was 1 wicket then. Travis Head (12 off 10 balls) returned to Sajghar on the fourth ball of the third over.

Australia then lost 2 more wickets in the second and third balls of the ninth over without adding any runs. In other words, Aussies did not have 3 wickets for 50 runs. Skipper Michel Marsh (14 off 21) and Glenn Maxwell (0 off 1) are out.

After that, Stoinis and Warner increased the pace by picking up runs. Both of them nodded fifty. Hank Warner’s 26th fifty in T20 career. He scored 56 runs (4 boundaries and 1 six) from 51 balls before being caught by Shoaib Khan off Kalimullah.

Stoinis played an unbeaten innings of 67 runs. This right-handed hard hitter scored 2 boundaries and 6 sixes in just 36 balls. This is Stoinis second fifty in T20 career. In the end, Tim David was run out by scoring 9 runs off 5 balls.

Mehran Khan took 2 wickets for Oman. Bilal Khan and Kalimullah took one wicket each.