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18-Mar-2012 17:12:00 GMT
ICC Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers 2011-12

USA Notches up First Win, Beat Oman

Dubai: The United States of America (USA) notched up its first victory in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 when it defeated Oman by 30 runs in a Group B match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Batting first after making the right call on the spin of coin, the USA collected 141 for seven with captain Sushil Nadkarni top scoring with a 59. In turn, Oman finished at 111 for seven as Japen Patil (three for) and Abhimanyu Rajp (two for 23) shared wickets.

However, Usman Shuja was declared man of the match for his figures of 4-1-9-1.

Nadkarni, whose 47-ball included three fours and four sixes, later said: "It's great to end the win drought in the tournament. We knew we could beat Oman and through some disciplined performance, we have managed to earn maximum points.

Brief scores
141 for 7 (Nadkarni 59, Siddiqui 2-19)
Oman 111 for 7 (Wategaonkar 30, Patil 3-29, Rajp 2-23)
Result USA beat Oman by 30 runs
MOM Usman Shuja (USA)

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