Dharamsala: The first international match between Oman and Netherlands was washed out, without a ball being bowled, after persistent rain led to heavy puddles on the field in Dharamsala on Friday.
The result meant that Netherlands, who had launched themselves to the tournament proper in the previous World Twenty20 with a stirring run-chase, were knocked out, just two matches into their campaign this year.
Oman, coming off a proper high, having scalped Associate favourites Ireland on Wednesday, however, remained in the hunt for the Super 10s, with three points from two matches. The two sides shared points, after the match was abandoned at 4:48pm local time, an hour before the cut-off time.
It had rained during the morning and overnight as well, leaving the groundstaff with an uphill task. Rain, however, had relented at 2:45pm, which was just enough for the coin to go up.
Oman's Sultan Ahmed, the oldest captain in the tournament, opted to bowl, explaining that his decision was motivated by overhead conditions.