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03-Jul-2023 16:30:00 GMT
2023 ICC World Cup Qualifier

Vikramjit, Barresi help Netherlands thump Oman

Netherlands 362 for 7 (Bikramjit 110, Barresi 97, Bilal 3-75) beat Oman 246 for 6 (Ayaan 105*, Shoaib 46, Dutt 3-31) by 74 runs on the DLS method

Harare: Scott Edwards' men overcame the Oman challenge with ease at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

Ayaan Khan's (105*) scintillating hundred stood out in the Oman batting effort, but eventually, the mammoth Dutch target proved far beyond their reach. Aryan Dutt (3/31) was the pick of Netherlands bowlers.

In the first innings, a stupendous century from Vikramjit Singh and an aggressive 97 off 65 from Wesley Barresi along with cameos from Bas de Leede and Saqib Zulfiqar, helped Netherlands to a commanding position.

With this win the Dutch keep their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup qualification chances alive.

Faced with a daunting target of 363 after early rains reduced the match to 48-overs-per-side, Oman got off to a secure yet unthreatening start.

Jatinder Singh (17) and Kashyap Prajapati added 34 off 41 balls for the first wicket, before the former was run out. Ryan Klein had the stand-in captain Aqib Ilyas soon after for four.

Oman were lucky to have lost only Prajapati (25), by the time they reached the 100-run mark in the 19th over, as the Dutch shelled a number of chances.

Netherlands had their fourth success when Aryan Dutt cleaned up Mohammad Nadeem in the 20th over.

It was the fifth wicket partnership between Ayaan and Shoaib Khan which finally brought some energy to the Oman innings. Their stand reached its 50-run mark off 48 deliveries.

Ayaan reached his half-century with a six in the 27th over.

Ayaan achieved the personal landmark of a maiden ODI hundred in the 41st over. The game was eventually called off in the 44th over due to bad light.

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