Oman Under-19 rout Qatar for second successive victory

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Oman’s hunger for success in international cricket knows no bounds as it chases another ICC title with conviction. The Sultanate’s Under-19 boys handed Qatar a crushing 7-wicket defeat on Tuesday, registering its second successive win in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two being held in Thailand.

Oman has now shot to the top of Group A that also has Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Bhutan and Qatar. Group B comprises Hong Kong, Maldives, China, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Oman boys Amanpreet Singh Sirah and Kevin Stagy Kattokaran were virtually unplayable taking 4 for 6 and 3 for 6 respectively as Qatar was dismissed for a meagre 59 in the 26th over. Jeel Tanna and Yash Mehta took one wicket each.

Conscious of scoring another victory, Oman went about chasing the target slowly but steadily. Having lost both openers at 18 in the 5th over, Oman surpassed the target in the 20th over, scoring 60 for 3. Neev Poojari topscored with 18 not out off 53. Bismillah Khan claimed two wickets for Qatar.