Oman Women's team opens UK cricket tour on a winning note
May 21, 2019 | 9:43 PM
by Shahzad Raza
Oman Women's Team after beating Wanstead CC.

Muscat: Oman Women’s Cricket Team opened its UK tour with a thrilling 5-wicket win over hosts Wanstead CC in the first T20 game at Wanstead Cricket round in London.

Deciding to field first after winning the toss, Oman kept things tight from the word go, restricting Wanstead to 120 for 2 in 20 overs. Oman bowler Shajina Rajesh broked the opening stand of 80 runs when she dismissed Saba for 31. The other opener Zainab Khan was then run out by FizaJaved when she was batting well at 38 off 34.

Mindful of the trying local conditions, Oman got off to a cautious start before losing some quick wickets and was struggling at 78 for 5 before an unbroken 44-run sixth wicket partnership between Saya Channa (18 off 13) and FizaJaved (15 off 8) guided them to an exciting last-over victory. Opener Jayadhanya Gunasekar top-scored with a patient 23 off 43.

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