Oman edge past USA, secure WCL 2 berth in Namibia


A well-crafted century from one down batsman Aqib Ilyas put Oman on the road to victory before the tail-enders took the hosts past USA with three balls to spare in a thrilling ICC World Cricket League Division 3 encounter at Amerat.

With this win Oman has secured promotion to World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia next April.

The USA had won all three matches prior to the clash with Oman, while Oman had won every match chasing.

Winning the toss and sending USA in to bat, Oman strike bowler Kaleemullah removed the opposition’s top three batsman with a with a sensational opening spell bowling.