Khawar Ali's Hat-trick Downs Netherlands by 7 Wickets in Oman Pentangular Series
Khawar Ali first dismissed Tonny Staal and then followed up with wickets of Colin Ackermann and Paul van Meekeren on the first three balls of the 10th over.
Netherlands 94/10 (15.3 Overs; Max ODowd24(18), Tonny Staal19(18); Zeeshan Maqsood4/7, Khawar Ali4/16)
Oman 95/3 (15.1 Overs; Aqib Ilyas44(41), Khawar Ali20(26); Seelaar2/20, Meekeren1/11)
Result - Oman won by 7 wickets
Batting first, Netherlands started off decently with a 21-run opening partnership. They were at 42 for the loss of one wicket in the 6th over and were looking set for a big total. However, little did anyone know at that point about what was in store.
It was in the 10th over that Khawar Ali first dismissed Tonny Staal and then followed up with wickets of Colin Ackermann and Paul van Meekeren on the first three balls, picking up a hat-trick and breaking the back of the Netherlands batting order.
While Aamir Kaleem and Mohammed Nadeem had given Netherlands early strikes, Zeeshan Maqsood ran through the team's lower order to dismiss them for just 94.
TOSS Netherlands captain @seelaar8 won the toss and decided to bat first ??— Cricket??Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) October 9, 2019
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Khawar Ali then came back to open the innings and had a 64-run partnership with Aqib Ilyas to seal the fate of the match. All-rounder Pieter Seelaar picked up two wickets for Netherlands but the 94-run score was not really defendable.
Oman are unbeaten in the pentangular series till now and this win will send their message loud and clear in the cricketing community.
Oman- Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas, Suraj Kumar, Fayyaz Butt, Mohammad Nadeem, Khurram Nawaz, Naseem Khushi, Mehran Khan, Aamir Kaleem, Bilal Khan, Khawar Ali
Netherlands- Tobias Visee, Max ODowd, Pieter Seelaar, Fred Klaassen, Shane Snater, Scott Edwards, Colin Ackermann, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Antonius Staal, Roelof van der Merwe