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Oman stun Netherlands, UAE open their account

UAE players celebrating a wicket during the encounter against Canada in Stirling.
UAE players celebrating a wicket during the encounter against Canada in Stirling.

Jatinder Singh played a blinder of innings after Munis Ansari restricted the Netherlands batting line up to take Oman to their second win in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in Edinburgh.

Oman 138-4 (Jatinder 65 no) beat
Netherlands (Myburgh 41) by six wickets
20th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in Edinburgh 

The innings started well for Netherlands after being asked to bat first with the opening pair of Stephan Myburgh (41) and Wesley Barresi (21) adding 51 in 46 deliveries.

However, the dismissal of Barresi slowed down their progress, until Max O' Dowd (32) played a cameo during his 21-ball knock, to take Netherlands to 134 for five in 18 overs.

This is when Netherlands self-destructed, losing the last five wickets in a span of 10 deliveries, adding just one run.

Ansari picked up three wickets in the 18th over, while Rajeshkumar Ranpura (3-30) managed two in the final over, including the wicket of O'Dowd.

Chasing 136 for a win, Zeeshan Maqsood (29) looked to continue from where he left against Canada adding a quick 22 with Zeeshan Ahmed (9) in 14 deliveries.

But the real danger for Netherlands came in the form of Jatinder (65 not out) as he added an unbeaten 56 for the fifth wicket with Sultan Ahmed (24 not out) chasing down the target in 19 overs.

Jatinder was named man of the match for his 56-ball knock, which included five boundaries. 

United Arab Emirates 136-5 (Shahzad 56) beat
Canada 132-9 (Hiral 45) by five wickets
21st match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Stirling 

The second game of Group B on Tuesday saw United Arab Emirates managing a last over victory against Canada in Stirling.

UAE won the toss and elected to bowl first. They straightaway had Canada in trouble at five for two dismissing both the openers.

The innings was steadied by a 58-run stand for the third wicket between Hiral Patel (45) and Nitish Kumar (19).

However, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals with only Navneet Dhaliwal (39) offering some resistance to take Canada total to 132 for nine in the 20 overs.

Mohammad Shahzad (56) kept the chase on course as he added 40 runs for the third wicket with Shaiman Anwar (17) to take UAE to 79 for two in the 12th over.

Despite UAE losing three quick wickets, Swapnil Patil (27 not out) and Abdul Shakoor (18 not out) held their nerve to take their team home with five balls to spare.

Scotland 142-3 (Cross 45) beat
Kenya 141-5 (Karim 46) by seven wickets
22nd match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Edinburgh

In the final game of Group B on Tuesday, Scotland got their campaign back on track with a seven-wicket win over Kenya in Edinburgh.

Opting to bat first, Kenya got off to a blistering start with Irfan Karim's (46) 26-ball knock taking Kenya to 70 for two in the eighth over.

However, things went wrong with Karim's dismissal, as the Kenyan innings collapsed and they managed just 71 runs in the last 75 deliveries, reaching 141 for five in the 20 overs.

Scotland were never in any trouble during the chase with Matthew Cross (45 not out), Richie Berrington (34 not out) and George Munsey (35) contributing, as they reached the target in the 15th over. 

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group A

P W L Pts
1 Ireland 3 3 0 6
2 Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 3
3 Namibia 3 1 1 3
4 Nepal 3 1 1 3
5 Jersey 2 1 1 2
6 Hong Kong 2 0 1 1
7 United States of America 3 0 3 0

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group B

P W L Pts
1 Afghanistan 4 3 0 7
2 Kenya 4 2 1 5
3 Scotland 4 2 2 4
4 Oman 3 2 1 4
5 Netherlands 4 2 2 4
6 United Arab Emirates 4 1 3 2
7 Canada 3 0 3 0

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