Marcus Stoinis Achieves A Rare Feat With His Brilliant All-Round Show Vs Oman

Marcus Stoinis was outstanding against Oman with both the bat and the ball [AP Photos]Marcus Stoinis was outstanding against Oman with both the bat and the ball [AP Photos]

Australia's T20 World Cup 2024 campaign got off to a perfect start on Thursday, June 6, with a convincing win over Oman, thanks to a stellar performance by all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.

With an undefeated 67 runs and 3 wickets for 19 runs, Stoinis was the star performer, helping the Australians to an easy win.

Australia easily crossed the finish line with Stoinis' game-winning effort, which stabilized their innings as they chased a goal of 165.

Marcus Stoinis aggressive batting and precise shot selection were a treat to watch, as he guided Australia to a commanding position.

This exceptional performance also etched Stoinis' name in the T20 World Cup record books. He became only the third player in T20 World Cup history to score 50+ runs and take 3 wickets in a single match.

The first player to achieve this feat was a West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo in the 2009 edition, followed by another Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who managed it twice in the 2012 edition.

Player Who Scored 50+ Plus Runs And Picks Three Wickets In T20 WC Match

Dwayne Bravo(WI)India
Shane Watson(AUS)Ireland513Colombo2012
Shane Watson(AUS)India723Colombo2012
Marcus Stoinis(AUS)Oman67*3Barbados2024

As Australia is on a quest to make history by becoming the first team to simultaneously hold all three major International Cricket Council trophies: the One-Day International and T20 World Cups, along with the World Test Championship.

Their next challenge is a highly anticipated match against defending champions England in Bridgetown on Saturday.