1 min read

Australia Set Oman a Run Target of 165 in T20 World Cup Opener

June 6, 2024
Australia run Target Oman

Australia posted a total of 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their first T20 World Cup 2024 match against Oman in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Despite losing the toss and experiencing a shaky start, Australia managed to set a challenging target thanks to solid batting performances from openers David Warner and Marcus Stoinis.

Ad below

Warner struck a well-made 56 runs with six and six fours before being dismissed. A mini-collapse threatened to derail the Australian innings, but Stoinis stepped up to the crease and played a captain’s knock. The all-rounder remained unbeaten on a powerful 66, laced with six maximums and two boundaries.

Contributions from Mitchell Marsh (14), Travis Head (12), and Tim David (10) ensured Australia reached a defendable total.

Oman’s bowlers did well to restrict the scoring rate at times, with Mehran Khan taking two wickets. Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah also chipped in with a wicket apiece.

Now, the pressure shifts to Oman. Can they chase down this target of 165 and pull off an upset against the five-time champions?

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.