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Warner and Stoinis Steer Australia's Ship After Early Turbulence vs Oman 

David Warner and Marcus Stoinis lead Australia's recovery vs Oman [X]David Warner and Marcus Stoinis lead Australia's recovery vs Oman [X]

June 5, in a group B encounter in match 10 of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup, Australia faced Oman at the Kensington Oval in Barbados as the veteran David Warner and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis steered the Aussie ship to a potentially match-winning total, scoring a fifty each.

After being put in to bat first by the Oman skipper, Aqib Ilyas, Australia got off to a turbulent start on another 'not too easy' wicket to bat on in the ongoing tournament. Pakistan-born, Bilal Khan scalped the in-form Travis Head early on as the southpaw was caught while driving one down the ground at 12(10).

Skipper Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell were dismissed on consecutive deliveries as well for 14(21) and a golden duck respectively.

Stoinis joined Warner in the middle at 50/3 in 8.3 overs with the ball gripping and turning for the Oman bowlers. The duo started the recovery work slow, adding just 30(33) before the start of the 14th over.

The explosive all-rounder, who was recently axed from central contracts took the matter into his own hands and he struck 26 off the 15th over from Mehran Khan including 4 sixes, while also getting caught by Ayan Khan on the cover boundary before the fielder unfortunately lost his balance and falling on the rope.

Meanwhile, unlike his regular and explosive style, the 37-year-old opener stuck to an end and anchored the innings.

The duo completed their century stand of 102(64) before Warner getting dismissed at 56(51) with 7 balls still remaining. Stoinis finished the innings unbeaten 67 off 36 after completing fifty in 27 balls.

Australia ended up with 164/5 on the board, putting themselves in the pole position, thanks to the big stand between the two experienced campaigners. At the time of writing, Oman find themselves 14/1 in 2 overs after Mithcell Starc's first over wicket.