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T20 World Cup 2024 OMA vs SCO: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Brandon McMullen in action against Oman at the 2024 T20 World Cup (x.com)Brandon McMullen in action against Oman at the 2024 T20 World Cup (x.com)

Scotland batters blazed through Oman bowlers to pull off a sensational victory at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua in match number 20 of the ongoing 2024 T20 World Cup.

Here’s the timeline of how OMA vs SCO panned out in Antigua:

OMA vs SCO Highlights: Oman Lose Naseem Khushi, Captain Ilyas In The Powerplay

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Oman lost opening batter Naseem Khushi and captain Aqib Ilyas both cheaply inside the powerplay overs. While Khushi spooned an easy catch to Mark Watt off Chris Sole in the third over of the match, Ilyas clobbered a couple of boundaries and a six from just five deliveries before getting plumbed in front by Scotland fast bowler Safyaan Sharif.

Despite losing two early wickets, Oman managed to list 53 runs by the end of the powerplay overs.

OMA vs SCO Highlights: Mark Watt Accounts For Two Oman Wickets In Middle Overs

Scotland’s left-arm spinner Mark Watt orchestrated a couple of Oman wickets in the middle overs, including one of a runout to dismiss Khalid Kail. A couple of overs prior to Kail’s exit, Watt deceived Zeeshan Maqsood with extra bounce as Oman slipped to 71-4 in 8.5 overs.

OMA vs SCO Highlights: Athavale Hits 50, Ayaan Khan Steers Oman To Respectability

Amidst tumbling top-order wickets in the first half of the innings, opening batter Pratik Athvale steadied Oman’s faltering batting effort with a composed half-century. The 27-year-old shared a cautious 43-run partnership with Ayaan Khan for the fifth wicket to take his team past the 100-run mark.

Athavale was eventually holed out at deep midwicket off the bowling of Chris Greaves with a 40-ball 54 to his name. Ayaan (41*), meanwhile, clubbed a few in the death overs to take Oman to a competitive 150-7.

OMA vs SCO Highlights: George Munsey Decimates Oman’s New-Ball Attack

Chasing 151 for a win, Scotland opener George Munsey took the attack to Oman bowlers from the outset by launching four sixes and a couple of boundaries in his whirlwind 20-ball 41. After his opening partner Michael Jones fell to Bilal Khan in the third over of the run-chase, Munsey shared 65 runs in less than five overs with number three batter Brandon McMullen.

Munsey’s opening blitz ensured Scotland raced to a 50-run powerplay start at the top of the order.

OMA vs SCO Highlights: Brandon McMullen Mows Down Oman With Style

A rampaging George Munsey was dismissed by Mehran Khan while Scotland captain Richie Berrington was knocked over by his opposite number Aqib Ilyas in quick succession. Following their sudden departures at 110-3 at the halfway stage of the innings, number three Brandon McMullen raced to a scintillating half-century and finished at an unbeaten 61 from just 31 balls.

The young batting all-rounder packed nine boundaries and two sixes, and also launched the decisive hit as Scotland romped home to victory in just 13.1 overs with seven wickets in hand.