It will go down as the fourth lowest team total ever in List-A cricket.
History was made in Al Amerat as Oman National Cricket team slumped to the lowest ever team score in a List-A fixture involving two international sides. In response, the visitors, Scotland finished the game off in just twenty deliveries as they won by ten wickets. Only 123 balls were bowled in the match overall.
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer won the toss and put Oman to bat first with thirty-year old right arm medium fast bowler Alasdair Evans claiming opener Jatinder Singh’s wicket on the very second ball of the match. Five ducks were Scored in the first innings with number 8 batsman Sandeep Goud remaining unbeaten on 0.
The highest scorer in the Oman innings was the experienced Khawar Ali who scored 15 off 33 balls and scored the only boundary in the Oman innings. Khawar accounted for 62.5% of the Oman score. Scotland debutant Adrain Neill and Ruaidhri Smith picked up four wickets apiece.
In response, the Scottish openers wasted no time as they scored 11 runs in the first over. Scottish skipper Coetzer scored a nine-ball 16 and hit three boundaries. Wicketkeeper Matthew Cross scored 10 runs off 11 balls as the Scotland team completed the chase with 280 balls to spare.
The lowest score in List-A cricket is 18 scored by West Indies Under 19 against Barbados in 2007. That squad had the likes of Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Devon Thomas, Veerasammy Permaul etc. who went on to play international cricket for the West Indies.
BRIEF SCORES: Oman: 24 (17.1 Overs) Khawar Ali 15, Mohammad Nadeem 2, Ruaidhri Smith 4-7, Adrian Neill 4-7 Scotland: 26-0 (3.2 Overs) Kyle Coetzer 16*, Matthew Cross 10*.
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