Australia VS Oman, T20 World Cup 2024 Match 10 – FULL SCORECARD, COMMENTARY, SQUAD

Australia beat Oman by 39 runs
02
nd Innings Oman
Right then, Australia have got their campaign underway with a win and are building up nicely to that clash against eternal rivals England in a couple of days' time. The only downside was Mitchell Starc hobbling off the playing field but later on it was confirmed as just a cramp which is great news. We have had 10 matches so far and there are still a few teams who haven't yet taken the field, one of them being Pakistan who will play the next game of the tournament against an in-form USA side. That match will be played on Thursday, 6 June in Dallas, Texas and the match will begin at 9 pm IST (3.30 pm GMT) but you can tune in a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!
The victorious skipper of Australia, Mitchell Marsh says to begin the tournament with a victory is always a good thing. Says that the contribution of Marcus Stoinis was key for the side as he took the game deep and kept landing those big shots. Informed that it was just a bit of a cramp for Mitchell Starc and nothing to be worried about. Adds that they are looking forward to playing England next up and they are excited with the wickets being the way they are as a closer game between Oman and Australia is good for the game in the bigger picture.
The captain of Oman, Aqib Ilyas says the tournament is set up good and losing in the Super Over and doing then doing well against a big team is good. Adds that the credit goes to the bowlers and just that one over where Marcus Stoinis got a life and then got 26 off the over changed the game. Mentions that they have good spinners in the side and even the pacers bowl good but it's just that one fielding mishap happened. On his catch, he says that somewhile back, Zeeshan Maqsood took one stellar catch and he wanted to replicate that and wanted to do something magical against the Aussies. Adds that they changed their plans and tried to bowl away from the slot but it was a bit late and goes on to say that they have quality batters and it is just the big occasion that has got the better of them. Ends by saying that they are looking forward to the next game against Scotland who are a team they have played against quite a lot.
Marcus Stoinis is the Player of the Match for his fine all-round showing. He says that it is a nice start and they are happy to get the win and everybody got to bowl. Adds that he was looking to hit the ball hard along the ground and then he picked his bowlers and took them on. Mentions that it was a bit harder to face the spinners rather than the pacers as the ball was keeping up and down for them more. Adds that he bowled a lot of cross seemed deliveries as the balls were keeping low occasionally so he tried to mix it with the bouncers as well.
The Presentation ceremony…
Oman will look back at this game and they will think that they could have really pushed Australia down to the wire in this game but that's where the difference between the top teams and the rest of the pack lies, they make you pay even if you give them half a chance. Oman were brilliant with the ball for about two-thirds of the game and then with the bat as well, the middle order and even the tail managed to get some big hits away. They simply lost too many wickets in the Powerplay which pegged them back and from there on, it was always going to be a bridge too far. Ayaan Khan starred with a 36-run knock and Mehran Khan got a fine cameo of 27 runs from jsut 16 balls as Oman managed to avoid getting bundled out and scored a few useful runs towards the end.
Having put on 164 runs on the back of a scintillating knock from Marcus Stoinis and a gritty fifty from David Warner, Australia managed to pick up wickets in the Powerplay. Mitchell Starc was upbeat after a fine few performances at the backend of the Indian T20 League and picked up a wicket in the first over and set the tone for the rest of the bowlers. Marcus Stoinis followed his heroics with the bat by picking up a couple of quick wickets and the Adam Zampa followed it up with a couple of wickets of his own. Zampa did get hit for a few boundaries and so did Josh Hazlewood but by then the damage had been done. Stoinis finished with three wickets and became only the third player in a Men's T20 World Cup game to score a fifty and pick three wickets as Nathan Ellis closed out the innings with a couple of wickets to his name as well.
Australia are up and running in their quest to hold three major Men's international accolades at the same time having already bagged the World test Championship and the ODI World Cup last year but it was a hard-fought win against a gritty Oman side. It might look straightforward on paper given the 39-run victory margin but the Aussies had to dig deep, especially with the bat to get this win.
19.6
1
Nathan Ellis to Kaleemullah, Low full toss in middle, Kaleemullah edges this towards deep point for a single. Australia wins this by 39 runs.
19.5
1
Nathan Ellis to Bilal Khan, Yorker in middle, Bilal Khan drills this to long off and takes one.
19.4
Nathan Ellis to Bilal Khan, Good length outside off, Bilal Khan swings and misses.
Bilal Khan is the last man in for Oman.
19.3
W
Nathan Ellis to Shakeel Ahmed, OUT! TAKEN THIS TIME! Short-pitched wide of off, not a lot of pace to work with. Shakeel Ahmed cuts this and lands it dropping onto David Warner at deep point.Warner takes a good catch as this was dropping onto him.
19.2
1
Nathan Ellis to Kaleemullah, Full and wide outside off, Kaleemullah swings at it and gets an outside edge towards short third. Marcus Stoinis tries to gather this while backpaddling and gets a fingertip to it but drops it eventually. Batters take one.
19.1
1
Nathan Ellis to Shakeel Ahmed, Fuller one on off, Shakeel Ahmed rolls this to long off for one.
18.6
2
Marcus Stoinis to Kaleemullah, Back of a lenght around off, Kaleemullah lofts this over extra-cover and takes two. Mitchell Marsh looks to take it running backwards and puts his body on the line to catch this but the ball landed away from his reach.
18.5
2
Marcus Stoinis to Kaleemullah, Good length in middle, Kaleemullah slogs this into the empty pockets at deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Kaleemullah is the next batter in.
18.4
W
Marcus Stoinis to Mehran Khan, OUT! Splendid work in the field removes Mehran Khan from the middle. Low full toss in middle, Mehran Khan presents a full face of his bat and looks to clear the fence towards wide long on but Tim David had other ideas as he rund to his right gathers it in the playing area lifts it as his momentum takes him over the fence jumps back in and takes it cleanly. Tim takes a good rally catch and sees the back of Mehran Khan.
Is that a clean catch? Tim David seems to have done a stellar job on the boundary rope. The umpires however go upstairs and the replays confirm that David did everything right, he takes the catch inside the ropes and is able to lob it back in before crossing the ropes and then hops back in to take it safely. OUT!
18.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Shakeel Ahmed, Wide yorker on off, Shakeel Ahmed thumps this towards Glenn Maxwell at deep point for one.
18.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Shakeel Ahmed, WIDE! Fuller one way too wide otuside off, Shakeel Ahmed leaves it all alone.
18.2
4
Marcus Stoinis to Shakeel Ahmed, FOUR! CARVED AWAY! Short-pitched wide outside off, Shakeel Ahmed accepts the width on offer and cuts this over backward point for a boundary.
18.1
2
Marcus Stoinis to Shakeel Ahmed, On a length on off, Shakeel Ahmed slashes this towards sweeper cover and scampers back for two.
17.6
2
Nathan Ellis to Mehran Khan, Full and wide outside off, Mehran Khan slices this towards the right of sweeper cover for a couple.
17.6
1
Nathan Ellis to Mehran Khan, WIDE! Fuller one way too wide otuside off, Mehran Khan tries to get some bat on it but misses.
17.5
6
Nathan Ellis to Mehran Khan, SIX! Mehran Khan is working hard to bring some joy on the face of the Oman fans. On a length outside off, Mehran Khan drags this from outside off and depositis it over the fence towards the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.
17.4
1
Nathan Ellis to Shakeel Ahmed, Fuller one outside off, Shakeel Ahmed rolls this all along the carpet towards wide long off for one.
17.3
1
Nathan Ellis to Mehran Khan, On a length in middle, Mehran Khan lofts this over the bowler on his followthrough for a single.
17.2
1
Nathan Ellis to Shakeel Ahmed, Good length around off-stumps line, Shakeel Ahmed punches this towards long off for one.
17.1
1
Nathan Ellis to Mehran Khan, On a length around off, slower one. Mehran Khan smashes this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
16.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, Yorker on off, Mehran Khan guides this with a sliced bat towards deep point for one.
Mehran Khan is hit flush on the helmet but looks okay and give the thumbs up but a mandatory concussion check will now follow. Thankfully, everything seems fine and the game can continue.
16.5
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, Bumper bang on the top of the helmet, Mehran Khan takes his eyes off it and swings hardbut misses. The ball deflects off the helmet back to the keeper. The physio comes out for a mandatory concussion check.
16.4
1
Josh Hazlewood to Shakeel Ahmed, On a length around off, Shakeel Ahmed jumps down the track and slices this over cover-point for a single.
16.3
Josh Hazlewood to Shakeel Ahmed, Back of a length around off, Shakeel Ahmed dabs it towards backward point for no run.
16.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, LEG BYE! Good length going down leg, Mehran Khan looks to go big again but misses out. The ball deflects off his pads and the batters take one.
16.1
4
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, FOUR! Short-pitched in middle, Mehran Khan swings and connects well as he gets a boundary off this pull shot. Mehran Khan is into that zone of range hitting it seems with the way he is swinging.
15.6
Adam Zampa to Shakeel Ahmed, Flipper beats Shakeel Ahmed completely. Lands it a touch fuller but it bounces just over the middle-pole after sneaking past the outside edge of Shakeel Ahmed.
Shakeel Ahmed is the next man in.
15.5
W
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, OUT! ZAMPA HAS THE LAST LAUGH! Wrong'un in middle, Ayaan Khan was eyeing the stands again but he finds a top edge lobing in the hands of Josh Hazlewood behind the stums towards short fine leg and departs.
15.4
6
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, SIX! GIGANTIC! Tossed up into the hitting arc of Ayaan Khan and he slogs sweeps this way behind the fence and into the stands for a maximum towards deep mid-wicket region.
15.3
1
Adam Zampa to Mehran Khan, Tossed up around middle and leg, Mehran Khan sweeps this hrough square leg for one.
15.2
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Fuller on the pads, Ayaan Khan tucks this towards short fine leg and takes one.
15.1
6
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, SIX! HAMMERED! Tossed up in middle, Ayaan Khan rocks back and slogs this up and over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a maximum. Glenn Maxwell thought he had a chance to catch this but he was way too inside from the fence.
14.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up in middle, Ayaan Khan pushes this towards the left of Glenn Maxwell and takes one.
14.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mehran Khan, Fuller one around off, Mehran Khan cuts this to cover point for one.
14.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ayaan Khan, Short of a length around off, Ayaan Khan cuts htis thorugh backward point for one.
14.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ayaan Khan, WIDE! FUller one wide down the leg, Ayaan Khan misses the flick. Wade collects it well behind the stumps and removes the bails in a flash. Ayaan Khan did lose his footing for a moment but he was safely inside his crease by the time Matthew Wade removed the bails. Ayaan Khan survives a stumping scare.
14.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mehran Khan, Short of a length in middle, Mehran Khan pushes this towards long on for one.
14.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ayaan Khan, Off-break on off, Ayaan Khan flicks this towards mid-wicket for one.
14.1
Glenn Maxwell to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up on off, Ayaan Khan defend this off the front foot.
Uh, oh! Not good signs for Australia as Mitchell Starc hobbles on the deck after delivering that ball and seems to be in some pain. Not sure whether it is just a cramp or did Starc tweak something there. The physio is out to have a look. Australia might look to be cautious and just take Starc off for now. Starc is taken out of the attack and it will be Glenn Maxwell to finish his incomplete over.
14.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Ayaan Khan, WIDE! Fuller one wide down leg, Ayaan Khan misses the flick.
13.6
6
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, SIX! SMASHED! Pitched up around off, Mehran Khan clears his front leg and launches this over the fence straight down the ground towards long on for a maximum.
13.5
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, Back of a length angling into the batter and climbing a bit higher of the stumps, Mehran Khan looks to slog but misses. The ball deflects off his thigh pads back to the keeper.
13.4
2
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, On a length in middle and leg, Mehran Khan lofts this over mid-wicket and gathers a couple.
13.3
1
Josh Hazlewood to Ayaan Khan, Good length outside off, Ayaan Khan slices this towards third man region for another single.
13.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Mehran Khan, Short-pitched in middle, Mehran Khan pulls this towards deep square leg for a single.
13.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Ayaan Khan, Good length on off, Ayaan Khan dabs this to third man for one.
Mehran Khan is the new batter in.
12.6
W
Adam Zampa to Shoaib Khan, OUT! CASTLED! Fuller one on the popping crease and drifting in, Shoaib Khan advances down the track and yorks himself. Looks to block it at the end but misses it completely. The ball goes on and hits the stumps. Adam Zampa finally gets his 300th wicket in T20 cricket.
12.5
Adam Zampa to Shoaib Khan, Yorker in middle, Shoaib Khan blocks it out towards the leg side.
12.4
Adam Zampa to Shoaib Khan, Leggie outside off, Shoaib Khan reaches at it and looks to drive on the up but misses on its way into the gloves of Wade behind the stumps. Umpire raises his finger for caught behind but Shoaib Khan opts for another rebiew and he survives again as the BallTracker suggests no spike when the ball passes the bat. Surprisingly, Wade didn't go for the double whammy with the stumping as Shoiab's foot was certainly in the air.
12.3
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up around off, Ayaan Khan sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket for one.
12.2
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Leggie pitching on leg and sliding down leg. Ayaan Khan looks to play this off the backfoot and misses as the ball thumps into his pads.
12.1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up on off, Ayaan Khan defends this off the front foot.
11.6
Mitchell Starc to Shoaib Khan, Starc comes around the wicket and darts one angling into the batter off a good length. Shoaib Khan look to block this one but gets late to it. The ball skidds past the bat of Shoaib Khan and clatters into his front pad. Starc appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Shoaib Khan asks for a review and the ball tracker suggests it would have missed the stumps. The on-field umpire is asked to reverse his decision. A good review by Shoaib Khan.
Shoaib Khan is the new man in.
11.5
W
Mitchell Starc to Khalid Kail, OUT! TAKEN! As easy as it could be for Glenn Maxwell in the deep. On a length outside off, Khalid Kail slices this straight down the throat of Glenn Maxwell at deep point for a simple catch. Khalid Kail was looking to go over cover but the ball sliced off his bat and he found Maxwell in the deep.
11.4
Mitchell Starc to Khalid Kail, Full toss outside off, Khalid Kail swings at it and misses. This was a hit-me delivery but the batter completely missed out.
11.3
Mitchell Starc to Khalid Kail, On a length on off, Khalid Kail punches this on the bounce towards short cover.
11.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Khalid Kail, WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Khalid looks to get some bat to it but misses.
11.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ayaan Khan, Pitched up around off, Ayaan Khan thumps this into the surface and towards Travis Head at extra-cover. Head misfields this and the batters take one.
11.1
Mitchell Starc to Ayaan Khan, On a length around off, Ayaan Khan punches this to mid off for no run.
10.6
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Fuller one with a bit air to it in middle, Ayaan Khan sweeps this towards deep square leg for one.
10.5
1
Adam Zampa to Khalid Kail, Flights one around off, Khalid Kail dabs it in front of short third and takes a quick one.
10.4
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Fuller on off, Ayaan Khan pushes this to extra-cover and takes one.
10.3
1
Adam Zampa to Khalid Kail, Too full down leg, Khalid Kail scoops this towards fine leg for one.
10.2
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Short of a length in middle, Ayaan Khan moves to his leg and rolls this towards long on for another single.
10.1
1
Adam Zampa to Khalid Kail, Tossed up around the pads, Khalid Kail tucks it away towards leg for one.
Time for a drinks break. Australia have stamped their authority in this game with clinical bowling performance in the first 10 overs. The Aussies have not lt Oman batters settle in and have kept taking wickets regularly. Oman now needs to keep in mind about the NRR and they would be looking to take the game as deep as they could.
9.6
4
Nathan Ellis to Ayaan Khan, FOUR! That has been crunched! Slightly full and angling in from outside off, Ayaan Khan plants the front foot across and drives it beautfiully on the up and wide of mid off for a stellar boundary. One of the shots of the match for sure.
9.5
Nathan Ellis to Ayaan Khan, A slower bumper, well disguised and bowled a fair bit outside off stump. Ayaan Khan lets thris one through to the keeper in hopes of a wide but that is bowled spot on.
9.4
1
Nathan Ellis to Khalid Kail, Short of a length and outside off, Khalid Kail stays on the back foot and slaps it away to deep point for a run.
9.3
1
Nathan Ellis to Ayaan Khan, Good length, angling it onto the off stump, Ayaan Khan opens the bat face and guides it down to third man for a single.
9.2
4
Nathan Ellis to Ayaan Khan, FOUR! Streaky but will do for Oman at the moment. Hard length outside off, offering width, Ayaan Khan goes tentatively at it and gets a thick outside edge that runs down to third man for a boundary.
9.1
Nathan Ellis to Ayaan Khan, That one zipped through! Bowled from around the stumps and angled back in a long way from outside off. This one stays low and Ayaan Khan is beaten past the outside edge.
8.6
1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Flatter delivery, sliding on from around middle, Ayaan Khan backs away and cuts it well in front of square on the off side for a single.
8.5
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Pushed through a bit quicker and a tad fuller on middle and leg, Ayaan Khan gets pressed back but manages to block it out.
8.4
2
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Short and outside off stump, cut away off the back foot well behind point for a couple of quick runs.
8.3
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Flatter and on a shorter length at the stumps, Ayaan Khan tentatively blocks it off.
8.2
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Beaten! Brings out the googly does Adam Zampa bowling it a bit flatter and around off stump. Ayaan Khan looks to drive but is beaten past the outside edge.
8.1
Adam Zampa to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up full and around off stump, Ayaan Khan gets on the front foot and strokes it towards extra cover.
Adam Zampa is intorduced into the attack.
7.6
Marcus Stoinis to Khalid Kail, Hard length around off stump, Khalid Kail gets behind the line of the ball to make the block.
7.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ayaan Khan, Oh, dear! Ayaan Khan could have been run out twice on one ball but the Aussies let him off the hook. Back of a length and around off stump, Khan dabs it down in front of backward point and looks for one but is sent back. David Warner has a shy at the stumps at the keeper's end Khan was well out if Warner had hit. The batters then do go for the single as the fielder vacking up is quite far behind. Tim David now picks up the ball and misses the direct hit at the bowler's end.
Ayaan Khan walks out at 6 for Oman.
7.4
W
Marcus Stoinis to Zeeshan Maqsood, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Marcus Stoinis has done it again and is singlehandedly winning the game for his side. Stoinis digs this one in a bit and knowingly pushes it much wider of the off stump. The ball goes even further away after pitching and Zeeshan Maqsood goes chasing after it. Zeeshan doesn't move his feet and ends up getting it off the toe end of the bat to the left of the keeper. Matthew Wade dives across and takes a brilliant catch.
7.3
Marcus Stoinis to Zeeshan Maqsood, Oh, that was spicy from Marcus Stoinis! Stoinis goes a bit wide on the crease and puts in a bit more effort as he bangs it in on a hard length and angles it in. The ball shoots off the deck and Zeeshan Maqsood is caught on the left forearm.
7.2
Marcus Stoinis to Zeeshan Maqsood, Pitched up around the off stump, Zeeshan Maqsood gets on the front foot and punches it straight to covers.
7.1
Marcus Stoinis to Zeeshan Maqsood, Nicely bowled! Comes from around the stumps and bowls it on a good length in the channel, getting it to straighten off the deck. Zeeshan Maqsood has a little nibble at it but the ball beats the outside edge.
6.6
Glenn Maxwell to Khalid Kail, A touch fuller and turning in from outside off, Khalid Kail rocks back and cuts the ball down straight to backward point.
6.5
Glenn Maxwell to Khalid Kail, A bit quick and flat around middle, Khalid Kail plays it from the crease and to the right of the bowler.
6.4
4
Glenn Maxwell to Khalid Kail, FOUR! That is nicely played! On the shorter side and turning in from outside off, Khalid Kail just waits on the back foot and dabs it down between point and short third for a lovely boundary.
6.3
Glenn Maxwell to Khalid Kail, Over the wicket now to the right-hander and bowled shorter outside off, Khalid Kail cuts it to the left of point where Travis Head misfields. No run taken though.
6.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Zeeshan Maqsood, Nagging length outside off and turning away, Zeeshan Maqsood taps it with the turn towards point and picks up a single.
6.1
Glenn Maxwell to Zeeshan Maqsood, Bowled from around the stumps, quick and around the top of off stump, extracting extra bounce. Zeeshan Maqsood stays back and dabs it in front of point.
Glenn Maxwell is introduced into the attack and it is Khalid Kail walking out next to bat.
5.6
W
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! A lovely piece of bowling and Marcus Stoinis has the last laugh as he sends the Oman skipper back to the hut. Lovely length, just a bit full and on off stump, this one pitches and seams away off the deck. Aqib Ilyas is drawn forward but the ball isn't all that full and the seam movement means the outside edge is found. The ball nestles into the mitts of Matthew Wade behind the stumps and Oman have lost their third wicket at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, Nice and full outside the off stump, Aqib Ilyas leans ahead and plays it towards cover.
5.4
6
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, SIX! Aqib Ilyas giving Marcus Stoinis a taste of his own medicine and that has landed just beyond the pool. Short of a length and outside off, Aqib Ilyas shuffles across to the off side and pulls it away a bit flat and over deep square leg for a maximum.
5.3
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, Good length around the top of off stump, tight line and Aqib Ilyas can only blocks it towards mid off.
5.2
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, Nagging length in and around the off stump, Aqib Ilyas is late on the shot and gets an outside edge to short third. Aqib Ilyas once again looks to setal a single but is sent back as the fielder misses the direct hit at the keeper's end.
5.1
Marcus Stoinis to Aqib Ilyas, Starts off with a floated delivery and gets it right at the toes, Aqib Ilyas jams the ball down to mid on.
4.6
Nathan Ellis to Zeeshan Maqsood, Hard length, right around the top of off and middle, Zeeshan Maqsood gets well on the front foot and firmly blocks it to the off side.
Zeeshan Maqsood walks out at 4 for Oman.
4.5
W
Nathan Ellis to Kashyap Prajapati, OUT! LBW! Looked dead straight and the finger is raised after the appeal! There were two noises though and Kashyap Prajapati has taken the review. Nathan Ellis dishes out the quicker one again and bowls it full on middle, angling it back in. Kashyap Prajapati looks to clear the front leg and heave across the line but seems to be beaten on the inside edge. The third umpire is called in and there's no bat involved as Ball Tracking comes up with umpire's call on the wickets and the onfield decision will stand.
4.4
Nathan Ellis to Kashyap Prajapati, Another slower one but this is pitched up on the stumps, Kashyap Prajapati watchfully blocks it off.
4.3
Nathan Ellis to Kashyap Prajapati, Kashyap Prajapati is going nowhere at the moment. Nathan Ellis displaying all his skills as he brings out the sloeer bumper now and bowls it around off stump. This one comes in at helmet height and Kashyap Prajapati is well beaten as he looks to hook it away.
4.2
Nathan Ellis to Kashyap Prajapati, The quicker one now, bowled on a hard length around middle and gets it to shoot off the deck, Kashyap Prajapati is taken aback and gets hit on the gloves.
4.1
1
Nathan Ellis to Aqib Ilyas, Starts off with a back-of-the-hand slower ball, bowls it into the pitch and around off, Aqib Ilyas dabs it down in front of point and picks up a quick single.
Nathan Ellis replaces Mitchell Starc (2-0-17-1).
3.6
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, Beaten again! A bit full and in the channel around off, shaping away beautifully. Kashyap Prajapati plants his front leg across to guide it away but the ball goes past the outside edge.
3.5
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, On a good length and around off stump, Kashyap Prajapati stays back and nudges it down on the off side.
3.4
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, Beaten! Nice and full around the off stump, nipping away off the deck, Kashyap Prajapati looks to play at it but the ball zips past the outside edge.
3.3
1
Josh Hazlewood to Aqib Ilyas, Short again and around the hips, Aqib Ilyas whips it nicely and down to fine leg for just a single.
3.2
Josh Hazlewood to Aqib Ilyas, Slower delivery, on a length and outside off, Aqib Ilyas goes across the off stump and looks to scoop it away but is well beaten.
3.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, Banged in quick and short at the batter, hurrying on, Kashyap Prajapati whips it away down to deep backward square leg for one.
2.6
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, Wow, a comedy of errors out there in the middle and eventually, Aqib Ilyas survives. Full and shaping into the pads, Aqib Ilyas misses the tuck and the ball goes off the pads in front of square leg. Ilyas wants the run but is left stranded midway on the crease. Travis Head there picks up the ball but ends up just lobbing a throw at the keeper's end which Matthew Wade is unable to collect. Glenn Maxwell who is backing up pick up the ball and under-arms it on the stumps. The replays though show that Ilyas had made it back by then.
2.5
4
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, FOUR! Mid off was well wide but that is a lovely shot from Aqib Ilyas. Pitched up around off stump, Ilyas just leans on and strokes it with the full face of the bat down to the long off fence for a boundary.
2.4
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, That should have been put away! Full and wide outside off, a low full toss, Aqib Ilyas reaches out and slaps it straight to the man at cover-point.
2.3
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, Oh, that was the ball that can trouble any batter. Nice and full on the stumps, swinging back in so late, Aqib Ilyas does well to get bat first on that one as the ball ends up thudding on the pads.
2.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, WIDE! Drags the length back a bit and spills it down the leg side for another wide.
2.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Kashyap Prajapati, Leg bye! Good length around leg stump and skidding through, Kashyap Prajapati misses the flick and the ball goes off the thigh pad just to the leg side. The batters scamper across for a leg bye.
2.1
Mitchell Starc to Kashyap Prajapati, Pitched up around the middle stump, Kashyap Prajapati solidly blocks it off with a straight bat.
1.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, On a hard length and outside off stump, Kashyap Prajapati plays it late and just guides it past a diving Glenn Maxwell at first slip down to third man for one.
1.5
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, The inside edge saves him! Full and around off, getting it to shape back in, Kashyap Prajapati falls over a bit as he looks to flick and gets a big inside edge back onto the pads.
1.4
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, Back of a length and on a tight line around off stump, Kashyap Prajapati stands tall and taps it down to backward point.
1.3
Josh Hazlewood to Kashyap Prajapati, On a good length and in the channel outside off stump, Kashyap Prajapati watches it well and shoulders arms at it. You don't see that often in T20 cricket!
1.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Aqib Ilyas, Goes even fuller and bowls it outside off, Aqib Ilyas squeezes the drive of the outside half of the bat down to third man and picks up a single.
1.1
Josh Hazlewood to Aqib Ilyas, Starts from over the wicket and pitches the ball right up to the off stump, Aqib Ilyas stays watchful and plays it back to the bowler.
Josh Hazlewood will bowl from the other end.
0.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, End of a long and engrossing first over and Oman are 12/1 at the end of it. Full and wide outside off, thrashed away on the up wide of mid off for a single.
0.5
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, Good review! Another appeal for LBW and this time, the finger goes up. Aqib Ilyas has reviewed it pretty quickly. On a fullish lenght at 141.4 clicks and swinging back in from leg stump, Aqib Ilyas misses the flick and gets hit on the pads, this one seems to be shaping down the leg side. No bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that it was pitching outside leg stump and the onfield call is overturned. NOT OUT!
0.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, WIDE! That is wayward from Mitchell Starc as he now goes full and wide, slanting it well beyond the tramline outside off.
0.4
4
Mitchell Starc to Aqib Ilyas, FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Too full and wide outside off, looking for the magic delivery but this one doesn't swing back in. Aqib Ilyas goes after it and gets it square past cover-point as the ball trickles away into the fence.
Aqib Ilyas walks out to bat at 3.
0.3
W
Mitchell Starc to Pratik Athavale, OUT! LBW! A brute of a delivery from Mitchell Starc as he gets the fuller one to swing back in late from middle stump. Pratik Athavale looks to jam it out but seems to have got an inside edge onto the pads. A huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Was it pad first? There were two noises and eventually, Mitchell Marsh does take the review. The replays though show that it was pad first and Ball Tracking comes up with three reds. Pratik Athavale departs for a golden duck and Starc is underway in his very first over.
0.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Kashyap Prajapati, Much more like it from Mitchell Starc. Full on leg stump, swinging in late onto the toes, Kashyap Prajapati nudges it away in front of square leg and picks up a single.
0.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Kashyap Prajapati, WIDE! Overcorrection from Mitchell Starc as he gets it full and well down the leg side for a wide.
0.1
4
Mitchell Starc to Kashyap Prajapati, FOUR! Oh, that is a lovely, lovely shot to get the run chase underway! Nice and full, shaping back in from around off stump, Kashyap Prajapati covers the off stump and plays a checked drive through cover-point and the ball races away to the fence.
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st Innings Australia
We are back with the chase. The umpires make their way to the middle followed by the players of Australia who take their respective field positions. Kashyap Prajapati and Pratik Athavale walks out as the openers for Oman while Mitchell Starc will open the attack for Australia.
… The Run Chase …
Marcus Stoinis, the star with the bat for Australia is down for a chat. He says that he is happy with how they finished and it felt difficult to play normal cricketing shots on this wicket. Adds that the way David Warner played, it shows experience and he doesn't panic and can adjust to different conditions. Mentions that they were going to accelerate regardless of what happened in the 15th over.
The bowling from Oman was superb to start with as they stuck to their plans and bowled consistently in good areas. The bowlers were doing well up until the 14th over and it was that expensive 15th over from Mehran Khan that awakened the Aussies and they smashed 84 runs in the last 6 overs. Mehran Khan took a couple while Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah took one each. The target is a big one and the conditions make it look even bigger. Can Oman do the unthinkable and defeat the Aussies by chasing down this daunting total? We shall find out soon with the chase in a while.
After being put in to bat first, Australia started well with Travis Head looking to be the aggressor. The ball wasn't coming nicely onto the bat and Travis Head departed in the third over with the score at 19. Skipper Mitchell Marsh and David Warner did try to take the game deep with some sensible strokeplay but a double strike from Mehran Khan in the 9th over came as a handy blow to the Aussies. David Warner along with Marcus Stoinis knitted a much-needed and timely partnership of 102 runs in just 64 deliveries for the 4th wicket and helped the side post a good total on board. Marcus Stoinis in particular was brilliant with the bat as he took on the bowlers and hit 6 maximums scoring and scored 67 of just 36 deliveries. Marcus Stoinis took down Mehran Khan for 4 maximums in an over and that changed the momentum completely in the favor of Aussies. David Warner too played a good hand of 56 runs. Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh struggled to get going while Glenn Maxwell departed for a golden duck. Tim David got away a couple of handy boundaries to close the innings well.
A brilliant knock by Marcus Stoinis and a key partnership along with David Warner helps the mighty Aussies post 164 runs on board.
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 164/5
19.6
W
Bilal Khan to Tim David, OUT! RUN OUT! They had to go on the final ball but there was never a second run there. Bilal Khan bowls it full and at the stumps, gets it in the blockhole. Tim David hangs deep and digs it down to long on for one but Marcus Stoinis is quick to turn for the second. David turns but a tad slow and Ayaan Khan at long on picks the right end to throw as he fires it in at the keeper's end. Pratik Athavale has ample time to whip off the bails and just 8 runs come off the final over. Australia do manage to finish with a solid score of 164/5 on the board!
19.5
4
Bilal Khan to Tim David, FOUR! Nicely done! A bit slower and into the pitch around leg stump, Tim David waits on it and angles it well and gets stellar timing on it to get it behind deep square leg for a boundary.
19.4
Bilal Khan to Tim David, Top delivery! Full and just wide of the off stump, gets it right in the blockhole at a brisk pace as well, Tim David can't get any bat on it. A decent final over so far from Bilal Khan.
19.3
1
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Full and quick, aimed in at the toes, Marcus Stoinis clears the front leg and flicks it aerially and on the bounce to deep mid-wicket for a run.
19.2
2
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, High in the air and DROPPED! Takes pace off again and bowls it on a nagging length around middle and leg, Marcus Stoinis lofts it without any timing and just over mid off, Kashyap Prajapati comes charging in from the deep and almost overrusn it and fails to keep his balance as the ball pops out. A couple of runs are taken.
19.1
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Slower delivery, floated up full and around off stump, Marcus Stoinis drives it down to long on and denies the single.
Bilal Khan will bowl the final over.
19
over
19 | 17 Runs | HH: 156/4
18.6
4
Kaleemullah to Tim David, FOUR! Well waited and put away to the fence. Slower one, dragged down and angled just down leg, Tim David gets inside the line and swats it away wide of short fine leg for a boundary. A wicket in the over but 17 runs off it as well.
18.5
W
Kaleemullah to David Warner, OUT! TAKEN! Finally, Oman break the stand but the damage has been done. Kaleemullah steams in from over the stumps and bowls a heavy short ball, dug in quite short and around off stump. David Warner gets rushed as he looks to thrash it away on the off side and gets it high on the bat. The ball flies down to wide long off where Shoaib Khan gets across and reverse-cups it nicely. End of a gritty knock from Warner.
18.4
2
Kaleemullah to David Warner, Bowled short of a length and over leg stump, David Warner pulls it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up a couple of runs in the deep.
18.3
1
Kaleemullah to Marcus Stoinis, Slower delivery, bowled full and angled in at the toes, Marcus Stoinis manages to play it away uppishly through mid off for a single. The 100-run stand is also up between these two.
18.2
6
Kaleemullah to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Up, up and away! Goes full and bowls it on the off stump, Marcus Stoinis stays deep in the crease, covers the line and just lifts it dead straight for another biggie. That brings up 1000 T20I runs for Stoinis as well.
18.1
4
Kaleemullah to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Edged away! Full and wide outside off, too wide and Marcus Stoinis throws his hands at it. The ball flies off the outside edge and goes over short third for a boundary.
18
over
18 | 9 Runs | HH: 139/3
17.6
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Nagging length and pushed wide of the off stump, David Warner brinsg out the slog-sweep but fails to make a connection.
17.5
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, Risky single and a direct hit would have got Marcus Stoinis there. A yorker now, fired in on off stump, Stoinis backs away and squeezes it on the bounce to Zeeshan Maqsood at backward point before setting off for the run. Zeeshan gets a perfect bounce but fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
17.4
1
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Another quicker one, speared into the stumps, David Warner drills the ball down towards long on and picks up a single.
17.3
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, That shot has not worked out tonight for David Warner. Full and quick outside off stump, Warner attempts the reverse sweep but is well beaten.
17.2
6
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, SIX! FIFTY up for David Warner now too as he gets his first maximum of the night. Looking to bowl it quick and wide of the off stump, Warner skips down the track, gets beaten in flight a bit but manages to reach for it and lift it over wide long on for a maximum.
17.1
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter delivery, angled well back into the batter, Marcus Stoinis backs away and hits it down to long on for a single.
17
over
17 | 16 Runs | HH: 130/3
16.6
1
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Full and wide outside off, nails the yorker, Marcus Stoinis goes across again and gets cramped for room somehwat but jams it back with force. The ball defelcts to the leg side off the bowler's hands and they pick up a single.
16.6
7
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, NO BALL AND SIX! FIFTY for up for 'THE HULK,' Marcus Stoinis and these are ominous signs for Oman. A poor delivery really from Bilal Khan as he bowls a high full toss outside the off stump. Stoinis stays put and just goes across the off stump before whacking the ball over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Free Hit coming up as well. And would you believe it? The ball has smashed into one of the solar panels in the stands and has broken it as well it seems. New ball, please!
16.5
1
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Keeps taking pace off but digs it in this time, David Warner comes forward and lifts it over mid on for a single.
16.5
1
Bilal Khan to David Warner, WIDE! Another slower one, trying to go full and at the legs but spills it a fair bit down leg for a wide.
16.4
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Nicely bowled and good work behind the stumps from Pratik Athavale as well. Another slower one, bowled on a length around middle and angling back in. David Warner goes across to reverse-scoop but misses and the ball just goes past the leg stump, rolling away. Athavale dives across and saves some extra runs.
16.3
1
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Takes pace off, bowling it full and wide outside off, Marcus Stoinis reaches out and slices it straight to short third for a quick run.
16.2
4
Bilal Khan to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Oh, that is finesse from Marcus Stoinis. A full toss from around the stumps and bowled wide of the off stump, Stoinis just walks across and flicks it effortlessly through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.1
1
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Starts the new spell with a yorker-length delivery on off stump, David Warner stays deep in the crease and digs it out to long on for a single.
16
over
16 | 8 Runs | HH: 114/3
15.6
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, Excellent fielding! Sees the batter backing away and fires it very full and at the batter, Marcus Stoinis jams it powerfully to the left of the bowler but Shakeel Ahmed makes a fine diving stop off his own bowling.
15.5
2
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, On a dragged length and outside off, Marcus Stoinis backs away and flat-bats it off the toe end of the bat to the left of long on for a couple of quick runs.
15.4
1
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Fired into the blockhole around middle and leg, David Warner jams it out to wide mid on and turns the strike over.
15.3
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, Tosses it up a bit and bowls it around off stump, Marcus Stoinis makes room to go big but mistimes the loefted drive down to long on for another single.
15.2
1
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Quick and short outside off stump, cut away square through the off side by Warner for one more.
15.1
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis, A bit shorter and bowled into the batter, Marcus Stoinis rocks back and lofts it down to wide long on for just a single.
15.1
2
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, No ball! Things falling apart here a bit for Oman. Quicker and fuller around leg stump, David Warner gets the sweep off the pads and the ball rolls towards short third for a run. Shakeel Ahmed has overstepped and it will be a Free Hit!
15
over
15 | 26 Runs | HH: 106/3
14.6
6
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Wow, four sixes in the over and Marcus Stoinis has turned the game on its head in the space of 6 deliveries. Length ball around off stump, easy power from Stoinis as he hits through the line and the ball goes off the toe end of the bat but over long on for another maximum. 26 off that over!
14.5
6
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! As flat a maximum as you'll see! Full and on middle, Marcus Stoinis clears the front leg and swats it flat to the left of long on and the ball travels all the way over the ropes. 20 off the over already!
14.4
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Marcus Stoinis will feel he missed out there! Full and on off stump, in the slot as well but Stoinis punches it into the deck and straight back at the bowler.
14.3
6
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! That is massive from Marcus Stoinis! Pitched up again and right in the slot on the stumps, Stoinis with a lovely swing through the line and the ball gets smoked a long way back over long on for a biggie.
14.2
6
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Uh, oh! Ayaan Khan takes the catch in the deep but ends up falling back on the ropes. Pitched up around off stump, Marcus Stoinis lofts it towards long off where Ayaan backtracks and reverse-cups it nicely but fails to keep his balance and that ends up being the first maximum of the innings.
14.1
2
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, In the air but falls safely! Hard length outside off stump, Marcus Stoinis throws his hands at it but ends up splicing it over cover-point or a couple of runs.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 80/3
13.6
1
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Tossed up full on the off stump, driven off the front foot down to long off for a single.
13.5
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Drags it quite short bowling it over off stump, David Warner rocks back and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a run.
13.4
1
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Oh, was there an outside edge on that one? There certainly was but that was hardly a chance for the keeper. Nice and full on off and middle, the leg-break grips and rips, Marcus Stoinis looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge quickly to the right of the keeper. The ball goes off Pratik Athavale's webbing towards third man and they get a single.
13.3
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Quicker one, fired in full on the stumps, driven away through mid on for a single.
13.2
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Flighted ball around off stump, David Warner looks to drive it through covers but can't pierce the gap.
13.1
1
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Leg bye! Slower and drifted into the legs, Marcus Stoinis plays all around it and gets it off the pads just behind point for a leg bye.
13
over
13 | 12 Runs | HH: 75/3
12.6
4
Zeeshan Maqsood to David Warner, FOUR! Overcompensating with the fuller delivery but this is tossed up a bit too much and outside off, David Warner thrashes the cover drive into the gap and picks up another boundary.
12.5
4
Zeeshan Maqsood to David Warner, FOUR! A boundary after almost five overs! Fired in this time and angled just down the leg side, David Warner flicks it away wide of the man at short fine leg and picks up a much-needed boundary.
12.4
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Marcus Stoinis, Bowled on the shorter side on the stumps and sticking in the deck, Marcus Stoinis waits for it and tucks it in front of mid-wicket for one run.
12.3
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to David Warner, Quick single! Short and around off, deliberatly dragged back as David Warner looked to come forward and he knocks it in front of point for a quick single.
12.2
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Marcus Stoinis, Drags the length right back and bowls it around off stump, Marcus Stoinis stands tall and pounches it to deep cover for one more.
12.1
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to David Warner, Flatter trajectory, full and sliding on the legs, David Warner stays compact and nudges it through mid-wicket for a single. They look for two but won't get it.
12
over
12 | 3 Runs | HH: 63/3
11.6
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, The wrong'un to end another fine over from Aqib Ilyas. Bowls this quicker and around off, getting it to turn back in sharply, Marcus Stoinis blocks it off the back foot.
11.5
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Another leg-break that turns from around off stump, Marcus Stoinis eases it away on the off side.
11.4
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Oh, that is a beauty! Slower through the air, a tad full on off stump and turning away sharply, Marcus Stoinis leans on to cover drive but is beaten past the outside edge as the ball keeps a bit low as well.
11.3
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, A bit quicker and flatter around off stump, tapped away square on the off side for another single.
11.2
1
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, The googly now to the right-hander, on a length and turning in from outside off, Marcus Stoinis leans on and punches it through covers for another single. Something needs to give here for Australia.
11.1
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, The in-between length, sliding it onto middle stump, David Warner goes back and across and taps it straight to covers for a quick single.
11
over
11 | 4 Runs | HH: 60/3
10.6
1
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Length ball around off stump, punched away on the up and down to long off for one more run.
10.5
Mehran Khan to David Warner, A half-hearted appeal from the bowler for LBW but no one else seems interested. Fuller and around off stump, David Warner tries to reverse-scoop it away but misses and gets it off the pads just past the keeper.
10.4
1
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, That nagging length again around off, coming on quite slowly yet again, Marcus Stoinis gets it off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket for a run.
10.3
1
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Comes from around the wicket to the left-hander and hurls a fuller delivery onto the stumps. David Warner stays low and pushes it through mid on for just another single.
10.2
1
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Good length in and around the off stump, Marcus Stoinis stands tall and punches it with a straight bat down to long off for a single.
10.1
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, On the fuller side and outside off, slanting away, Marcus Stoinis mistimes the drive on the up and towards short cover.
Drinks break! Well then, this has been an unexpected outing with the bat so far for Australia but credit must go to Oman as they have bowled tight lines and the fielding in general has been top notch. With 3 wickets down and the scoring rate being less than run-a-ball, this stand between David Warner and Marcus Stoinis will be very crucial for both sides. Can Oman pile on the pressure and keep the mighty Aussies down to a sub-par score? We shall find out.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 56/3
9.6
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Too full on the popping crease around off, David Warner jams it back to the bowler. Aqib Ilyas fields well with a diving effort to his right and he is pumped up.
9.5
2
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Flatter and fuller on off, David Warner goes back in his crease and punches this through extra-cover for a couple.
9.4
1
Aqib Ilyas to Marcus Stoinis, Leggie on off, Marcus Stoinis pushes this through mid off for a single.
9.3
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Fuller on off, David Warner taps it in front of the square on off and takes one.
9.2
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Tossed up on off, David Warner cuts this but finds the fielder at point.
9.1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Tossed up going down leg, David Warner looks to play the reverse scoop over point but misses and gets hit on the gloves. Aqib Ilyas appeals but the umpire was unmoved. Aqib Ilyas asks for a review but the ball has clearly struck the glooves and Oman loses a review.
9
over
9 | 2 Runs | HH: 52/3
8.6
1
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Good length outside off, David Warner punches this towards deep cover for one.
8.5
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Good length angling into the batter, David Warner looks to nudge this toward leg but misses and gets hit on the pads.
8.4
1
Mehran Khan to Marcus Stoinis, On a length around off, Marcus Stoinis presents a full face of his bat and rolls this to long off for one.
Marcus Stoinis walks in to face the hat-trick delivery.
8.3
W
Mehran Khan to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! CAUGHT! GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME! Aqib Ilyas removes Glenn Maxwell on a golden duck with an absolute stunner. Seam up on a length outside off, Glenn Maxwell goes for the expensive drive and lofts this uppishly to the left of Aqib Ilyas at extra-cover. Aqib Ilyas flew parallel to the surface and grabs a stunner with both hands to remove Glenn Maxwell on the first ball.
Glenn Maxwell is the new batter in.
8.2
W
Mehran Khan to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! On a length much slower and aorund off, Mitchell Marsh looks to take on the long on fielder and clear the fence but miscues it off the cue end and lofts this towards Shoaib Khan at long on for his dismissal. The Aussie skipper departs after a sluggish knock of 14.
8.1
Mehran Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Full and wide outside off, Mitchell Marsh looks to go big but ends up chopping this onto his pads for no run.
8
over
8 | 7 Runs | HH: 50/1
7.6
1
Aqib Ilyas to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller on off, Mitchell Marsh rolls this through cover for one.
7.5
4
Aqib Ilyas to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! SWEPT AWAY! Tossed up in middle, Mitchell Marsh takes a long stride in front and sweeps this like a tracer bullet past the deep square leg fielder for four.
7.4
Aqib Ilyas to Mitchell Marsh, Tossed up around off, Mitchell Marsh attempts the sweep but gets it off the inside edge rolling the ball towards short fine for no run.
7.3
Aqib Ilyas to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and flatter outside off, Mitchell Marsh looks for the drive but gets beaten.
7.2
1
Aqib Ilyas to David Warner, Tossed up on off, David Warner punches this thorugh cover-point for one.
7.1
1
Aqib Ilyas to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller on off, Mitchell Marsh pushes this thorugh cover for one.
7
over
7 | 6 Runs | HH: 43/1
6.6
Mehran Khan to David Warner, David Warner escapes a close call. On a length wide outside off, David Warner stretch to reach at it but misses. Pratik Athavale gathers it well behind the stumps and removes the bails in a flash asking for a stumping. The umpire brings it upstairs but David Warner does well to keep his balance and keep his foot down at all times to save himself from being stumped out.
Is that stumped? That was brilliant work from Pratik Athavale behind the stumps and David Warner might be in trouble here. The third umpire is called in and the replays show that Warner dragged his back foot ahead but it never got lifted and stayed grounded when the bails came off. NOT OUT!
6.5
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Pithced up outside off, David Warner drives this towards Zeeshan Maqsood at extra-cover for another dot.
6.4
Mehran Khan to David Warner, Good length around off, David Warner cuts this to the fielder at point for no run.
6.3
4
Mehran Khan to David Warner, FOUR! PUNISHED! On a length outside the off-stump line. David Warner jumps at it and lofts this over point for a boundary.
6.3
2
Mehran Khan to Mitchell Marsh, NO BALL! Mehran Khan has overstepped and it is going to be a free hit to follow. On a length in middle, Mitchell Marsh tucks this towards deep square for one.
6.2
Mehran Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Brialliantly fielder at extra-cover by Aqib Ilyas. A touch fuller outside off, Mitchell Marsh drives this right from the middle of his bat but Aqib Ilyas was equally up to it as he fields well to save a certain boundary.
6.1
Mehran Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Good length on off, Mitchell Marsh punches this on the up towards extra-cover for no run.
6
over
6 | 5 Runs | HH: 37/1
5.6
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Fuller and in middle, David Warner rolls it back towards the bowler for no run.
5.5
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Shakeel Ahmed is darting these in. Quicker one going away with the arm, David Warner looks for the slog and misses. Luckily for Warner the ball kept going away from the stumps and missed the off-pole.
5.4
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Short of a length outside off, Mitchell Marsh gives himself room with a trigger movement to his leg and punches this through extra-cover for one. The fielder did get a bit of hand to it and saved a certain boundary.
5.3
4
Shakeel Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Nicely placed for four. Short of a length on off, Mitchell Marsh pushes this through the gap between mid off and cover for four.
5.2
Shakeel Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker one in middle, Mitchell Marsh pushes this towards mid off for no run.
5.1
Shakeel Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Arm delivery skidding onto the batter, Mitchell Marsh looks for the sweep and misses.
5
over
5 | 7 Runs | HH: 32/1
4.6
4
Kaleemullah to David Warner, FOUR! A Warner special to end the over. Pitched up outside off, David Warner moves to his off and ramps this over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
4.5
2
Kaleemullah to David Warner, Back of a length on off, David Warner dabs this wide of backward point and grabs a couple.
4.4
1
Kaleemullah to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length around off, Mitchell Marsh pushes htis to point for no run but a misfield allows the single.
4.3
Kaleemullah to Mitchell Marsh, On a length around off, a bit slower this time as Mitchell Marsh was advancing down the track. Marsh ends up blocking this one.
4.2
Kaleemullah to Mitchell Marsh, Godo length outside off, Mitchell Marsh pushes this towards mid off for no run.
4.1
Kaleemullah to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length outside off, Mitchell Marsh punches this towards the off-side for no run.
4
over
4 | 6 Runs | HH: 25/1
3.6
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker and flatter yet again in middle, Mitchell Marsh pushes this towards the square leg region and takes one.
3.5
1
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Arm delivery in the line of stumps, David Warner tucks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
3.4
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Fuller and flatter in middle, David Warner punches this to cover for no run.
3.3
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Quicker and flatter on off, David Warner cuts this towards point for no run.
3.2
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, Floats a quicker one angling away from the batter. David Warner gets beaten to the pace on it.
3.1
4
Shakeel Ahmed to David Warner, FOUR! Short of a length in middle, David Warner picks it up early and goes back in his crease and smashes this away from the fielder at deep square for four.
3
over
3 | 6 Runs | HH: 19/1
2.6
Bilal Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Good length on top of off, Mitchell Marsh dabs this to short third for no run.
2.5
Bilal Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length outside off, Mitchell Marsh blocks this off the front foot.
Skipper, Mitchell Marsh walks in at number 3.
2.4
W
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, OUT! TAKEN AT MID OFF! On a length swinging away from Head outside his off-stump. Travis Head looks to take on the mid off fielder and drives uppishly to the right of Khalid Kail at mid off. The ball doesn't get the elevation Travis Head was expecting and it ends up at a comfortable height to catch this for the fielder. Khalid Kail does well to hold onto this one.
2.3
4
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, FOUR! Short-pitched in middle at a gentle pace, Travis Head swivles and pulls this flat and all along the carpet to the left of Shoaib Khan at deep square leg for four. Shoaib Khan looks to cut it down but the ball races away from him.
2.2
1
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Hits the hard length around off, David Warner punches this towards deep cover for one.
2.1
1
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, On a length in middle, Travis Head swings wildly at it and gets it off the inside of his bat towards deep square leg for one.
2
over
2 | 7 Runs | HH: 13/0
1.6
1
Kaleemullah to Travis Head, ALMOST DRAGGED ON! Back of a length outside the off-stump line. Travis Head looks for the cut but gets an inside edge just past the leg pole for a single towards short fine leg.
1.5
Kaleemullah to Travis Head, Back of a length on leg, Travis Head pushes this back to the bowler.
1.4
1
Kaleemullah to David Warner, LEG BYE! On a length around leg, David Warner misses ths flick and tucks it off the front pad for a single towards the leg side.
1.3
Kaleemullah to David Warner, Back of a length pitching outside leg and skidding onto the batter. David Warner gets undone by the low bounce on this as the ball strikes him on his front pad. Kaleemullah appealed for it but the umpire is unmoved.
1.2
4
Kaleemullah to David Warner, FOUR! This is some stroke by David Warner. Back of a length around off, David Warner hops up on his toes and slaps this through covers for four. A lot of bottom hand to it.
1.1
1
Kaleemullah to Travis Head, On a length around off, keeping a tad low. Travis Head looks to play towards the off side but gets an inside edge towards square leg for one.
Kaleemullah to operate from the other end.
1
over
1 | 6 Runs | HH: 6/0
0.6
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Good length pitching on leg and straightening after pitching. David Warner blocks this high off his bat for a dot to end the first over.
0.5
1
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, Short and wide outside off, going further away from the left-hander. Travis Head slashes hard and cuts this to deep point for one.
0.4
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, Well bowled again. On a length bang on off, Travis Head punches this to cover for no run.
0.3
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, Good response from Bilal. On a length shaping away from the batter, Travis Head looks to cut this but gets beaten.
0.2
4
Bilal Khan to Travis Head, FOUR! If these are signs of things to come then it is going to big a long outing for Oman. PItched up wide outside off, Travis Head swings and connects well as he drills this wide of the extra-cover fielder for four.
0.1
1
Bilal Khan to David Warner, Starts with a one down leg, David Warner nudges this gently through the empty pocket towards square leg for a single to begin with.
Done and dusted with the pre-match proceedings and it is now time to get the play underway. The two umpires are already out in the middle and the players of Oman can be seen in a huddle. It will be the southpaw duo of David Warner and Travis Head to open the innings for Australia. Bilal Khan has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Ley't play…
We are ready for the pre-match formalities as both teams now walk out for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Oman first followed by the Australian national anthem.
PITCHSIDE – Mel Jones and Matthew Hayden are pitchside and they say that the surface looks dry and the spinners will love bowling here. Adds that there is going to be turn on offer and there will also be a lot of up and down movement. This is going to be a tough wicket for the keepers. Mentions that 150-160 looks a par total on this surface.
The skipper of Australia, Mitchell Marsh says they were looking to bowl first as well. Adds that it is great to get this experienced group of players back together. Mentions that he will be looking to bowl as well this time and try to be a complete all-rounder. Informs says that Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis and Pat Cummins are not playing this game.
The skipper of Oman, Aqib Ilyas informs they will be batting second. Says that the wicket here is similar as it was in their first game. Mentions that the bowlers did well for them and are confient that they will be able to restric the Aussies to a low total. Mentions that they have a couple of changes as Pratik Athavale replaces Naseem Khushi and Shoaib Khan is in as well.
Oman (Playing XI) – Kashyap Prajapati, Pratik Athavale (WK) (replaces Naseem Khushi), Aqib Ilyas (C), Zeeshan Maqsood, Khalid Kail, Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan (replaces Mohammad Nadeem), Mehran Khan, Shakeel Ahmed, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Australia (Playing XI) – David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (C), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
TOSS – The coin flip has landed in favor of Oman and they have decided to BOWL first.
Oman on the other hand have already played a game where they lost to another Associate nation in Namibia. The game went down to the super over but the team in red fell short on that occasion. Oman will be looking to better their performance against Namibia but facing Australia is a different game altogether. The side needs to play out of their skins to make a game out of it let alone win it. With almost negligible chances of winning this on paper, the side might look to play a carefree brand of cricket and that may prove fruitful for them. In this David versus Goliath game let's see what comes as the end result. Toss and team updates to follow…
The mighty Aussies will start their campaign against the minnows Oman. Australia will be led by Mitchell Marsh in this tournament. The side has a perfect blend of experienced players and those who are explosive in nature. The team is full of match-winners and no team knows how to win an ICC event better than the mighty Aussies. The side will rely on the services of David Warner, Travis Head and skipper Mitchell Marsh with the bat at the top while all-rounders like Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis will play a vital role in maintaining the team's balance. The bowling department will be relying on the much more than capable shoulders of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. The Aussies look ever so dangerous yet again and they would be eyeing a perfect start to yet another ICC major. 
Hello and welcome to all our viewers. Australia takes on Oman in game no. 10 of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
… MATCHDAY …
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is in full swing, and with twenty teams competing, it's been quite the event. Match number 10 is shaping up to be an exciting showdown between Australia and Oman from Pool B. The Kensington Oval in Barbados is all set to host its first game of the tournament. Australia is aiming for another trophy and is coming off a strong performance in their warm-up game against the Windies. Despite losing, they put up a fierce fight chasing a massive total of 258. Mitchell Marsh will lead the team, with David Warner and Travis Head forming what could be the most destructive opening pair in the competition. With Marsh and Josh Inglis solidifying the middle order, Australia’s batting line-up looks particularly threatening. Adding to their firepower are Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell, two explosive all-rounders who can dominate with both bat and ball. This combination makes Australia a formidable force in the competition. Tim David is also in the mix, ready to deliver crucial clutch knocks towards the backend of the innings and significantly inflate the scoring rate exponentially. Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and the in-form Mitchell Starc are the marquee pacers with Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar as the two frontline spinners. On the other hand, Oman is coming off a thrilling warm-up game against Namibia that went into a super over despite the game being a low scoring affair, though they eventually ended up on the losing side. Despite the loss, the game showcased Oman's fighting spirit. Oman enters the competition with a competitive batting line-up featuring Zeeshan Maqsood, Khalid Kail, and Naseem Khushi. Their all-rounder options include skipper Aqib Ilyas, who not only bats in the top order but also contributes crucial overs as a spinner Along with Ayaan Khan and Shakeel Ahmed as additional spin options, Oman has a well-rounded bowling attack. Their frontline pacers include Mehran Khan, Bilal Khan, and Kaleemullah, providing a solid mix of pace and spin to challenge their opponents. Although Australia are the unarguable heavyweights in this competition, Oman wont back off to give a stern challenge to the Aussies. Will Australia do the inevitable or will Oman have a surprise to unfold? Who do you think will win this clash?