ICC T20 WCQ: Oman End Nigeria’s ICC T-20 World Cup Hopes

Coming on the back of two consecutive defeats, the Yellow Greens needed to bounce back against Oman to stand a chance of picking up one of the six qualification tickets to the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.

Nigeria national cricket team won the toss for the first time and elected to bat and posted a paltry score of 71 runs all out in 19.5 overs.

Daniel Ajekun and Suleimon Runsewe were the only sparks in the Yellow Greens batting line up with 16 and 14 runs respectively. Captain Ademola Onioyi could only manage 10 runs and Isaac Okpe ended with 12 runs to round off an unimpressive 1st innings.

Aamir Kaleem got 4 wickets conceding 14 runs in 4 overs, while Bilal Khan got 3 wickets conceding 7 runs in 3.5 overs for Oman.

Oman made light work of the run chase as they powered to 64 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in just 5 overs. 

Jatinder Singh fell short of his half century after hitting 48 runs from just 22 balls with a strike rate of 218.18 emerging as the star performer for team Oman.

The Okpe brothers and Suleiman Runsewe had the consolation wickets taking 1 a piece to bring the game to an end.

Oman eventually scored 72 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 7 overs.

Oman win by 7 wickets and the Yellow Greens stay bottom of Group B and can now not qualify for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.