Sri Lanka in Oman, 2 T20I Series, 2021

Oman vs Sri Lanka - 2nd T20I

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date & Time: 09 October 2021

Sri Lanka 163/5

RR: 9.31 | Sri Lanka beat Oman by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Pathum Nissanka lbw Kaleemullahlbw Kaleemullah262930
Dinesh Chandimal c Ayaan Khan & b Fayyaz Ahmedc Ayaan Khan & b Fayyaz Ahmed18812
Charith Asalanka c Fayyaz Ahmed & b Zeeshan Maqsood (C)c Fayyaz Ahmed & b Zeeshan Maqsood (C)5400
Avishka Fernando lbw Mohammad Nadeemlbw Mohammad Nadeem331803
Bhanuka Rajapaksa not out not out 352102
Dasun Shanaka c Naseem Khushi (W) & b Mohammad Nadeemc Naseem Khushi (W) & b Mohammad Nadeem0200
Chamika Karunaratne not out not out 352603
Lahiru Kumara
Akila Dananjaya
Maheesh Theekshana
Binura Fernando
Extras 11 (b 1, lb 3, w 4, nb 3)
Total 163 (5 Wkts, 17.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
25-1 (Dinesh Chandimal,2.4), 40-2 (Charith Asalanka,4.2), 87-3 (Pathum Nissanka,9.2), 89-4 (Avishka Fernando,10.1), 89-5 (Dasun Shanaka,10.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kaleemullah3.3 0 31 1 9.39
Bilal Khan3 0 25 0 8.33
Fayyaz Ahmed3 0 30 1 10.00
Zeeshan Maqsood4 0 38 1 9.50
Ayaan Khan1 0 13 0 13.00
Mohammad Nadeem3 1 22 2 7.33

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Aqib Ilyas is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH.

Earlier in the day, Oman were put into bat and they responded well by scoring 159 runs. Sri Lanka started the chase well but lost wickets in cluster in the middle overs. There was heavy dew on the ground which made things difficult for Oman bowlers and they failed to defend the score. As a result, Sri Lanka sealed the series 2-0.

Oman did leak some runs at the start of the innings but they came back well and chipped wickets at regular intervals. The spinners did go for plenty of runs but Mohammad Nadeem and Kaleemullah bowled well and kept Sri Lanka's batters in check. At one point, they were certainly in the driver's seat but they were not able to keep up the good work and the match drifted from the hosts. Oman bowlers fought hard but the excessive dew on the field didn't help them at all.

Sri Lanka did come out to bat with intent as Dinesh Chandimal got off to a great start but he could not carry on and was dismissed for 18. His opening partner, Pathum Nissanka also batted well but just as he was looking up the ante he perished and it was up to Sri Lanka's middle-order batters to tale their team through. The visitors had a collapse in the middle overs where they lost 3 wickets in a space of 8 balls and were in deep trouble. It was Chamika Karunaratne and Bhanuka Rajapaksa who got together and they ensured that there were no further hiccups. In the end, Sri Lanka managed to cross the line, thanks to some sensible batting by these two.

Sri Lanka have sealed the series 2-0 and they would be very pleased with this effort going into the T20 World Cup. Oman gave it their all but in the end they fell short and they would be a touch disappointed as at one point they had a good chance to run away with this game.

17.3
6
Kaleemullah to Chamika Karunaratne, SIX! There is the winning hit! Chamika Karunaratne has played a good knock to see his side home. This is the slower ball, around off and middle, Chamika Karunaratne gets low, waits for the ball to arrive and then thumps this one over deep square leg, over the leaping fielder for a biggie. SRI LANKA WIN BY 5 WICKETS! 
17.2
1
Kaleemullah to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, On a fullish length, way outside off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa reaches out and punches this one through point. They take one. 3 more needed! 

Kaleemullah is back now.

17.1
2
Kaleemullah to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Fuller this time, around off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa steps out and smacks this through mid off and complete two runs. 4 more needed now. 
16.6
6
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, SIX! Great shot. Just 6 more needed now! Short-of-a-length delivery, width offered outside off, Chamika Karunaratne stands tall and flat-bats this one over the long off region for a biggie. 
16.5
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, On a length, around off and middle this time, Bhanuka Rajapaksa works this past mid-wicket for one. 
16.4
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, Short of a length, around off and middle, Chamika Karunaratne looks to pull but miscues this towards short mid-wicket for a single. 
16.3
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, This is hurled short and on the body, pulled down to fine leg for one. 
16.2
2
Mohammad Nadeem to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, A couple now! Fuller again, on off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa works this through mid on and runs hard to come back for the second. 
16.1
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, Fuller, around middle, played through mid on for a run. 
15.6
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Chamika Karunaratne, Loopy ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne defends it to backward point for another single.
15.5
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, A single now, as this is worked to long on.
15.4
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Chamika Karunaratne, Full and on off. Chamika Karunaratne pushes it to cover for a single.
15.3
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Flatter and outside off. Rajapaksa cuts it to backward point for a run.
15.2
6
Zeeshan Maqsood to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, SIX! BANG! Bhanuka Rajapaksa makes the most of the Free Hit. Quicker, full and outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa leans in and powers it over the long off fence for a maximum.
15.2
0
Zeeshan Maqsood to Chamika Karunaratne, NO BALL AND BYE! There is a lot of dew on the ball and the bowler could not keep the ball in control. The ball goes over the batter's head, it even passes the keeper. The umpire signals a no ball. The ball sneak a bye. Free Hit to follow.
15.1
0
Zeeshan Maqsood to Chamika Karunaratne, Floated, full and on off. Chamika Karunaratne defends it to cover.
14.6
2
Bilal Khan to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Full toss and on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
14.5
1
Bilal Khan to Chamika Karunaratne, Full and on off. Karunaratne pushes it to mid off for a run.
14.4
0
Bilal Khan to Chamika Karunaratne, Fuller and outside off. Chamika Karunaratne looks to push it out but misses. The ball rolls out off the pads. Khan appeals but the umpire says no.
14.3
1
Bilal Khan to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Yorker, on middle and leg. Bhanuka Rajapaksa digs it to long on for a single.
14.3
6
Bilal Khan to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, NO BALL AND SIX! A full toss, above waist height, on the bodyline. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hangs back and smokes it over the square leg fence for a maximum. No ball called and a Free Hit is coming up. 
14.2
0
Bilal Khan to Chamika Karunaratne, LEG BYE! Touch short, on the bodyline. Chamika Karunaratne looks to pull it away but misses. The ball hits the body and rolls to the leg side. The batters collect a leg bye.
14.1
1
Bilal Khan to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Low full toss, on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa pushes it towards long on for a single.

Bilal Khan comes back into the attack.

13.6
1
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, A length ball, on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa guides it to third man for a single.
13.5
2
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, A length ball, on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.
13.4
1
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Bangs in another short ball, on middle. Chamika Karunaratne hangs back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
13.3
0
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Short ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne looks to hook it away but misses.
13.2
2
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Good-length ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
13.1
3
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, In the air...Safe! A length ball, outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa lifts it towards long on. The ball lands safely. The batters pick three before the fielder cuts it off.
12.6
0
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, Full and on off. Chamika Karunaratne pushes it to mid off.
12.5
2
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, A length ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket. The man in the deep misfields and the batters pick up two in total.
12.4
6
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, SIX! All the way! A full-length ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne gets under it and lifts it over the long off fence for a maximum. 
12.3
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, On a length, on off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa taps it to cover and takes off for a single.
12.2
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, CLOSE! A length ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne pushes it to the off side. The bowler chases, collects the ball, but he misses his shy at the striker's end. If the wickets were hit, the batsman was a goner.
12.1
0
Mohammad Nadeem to Chamika Karunaratne, A length ball, on middle. Karunaratne tucks it to short mid-wicket.
11.6
3
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Short, around middle and leg, pulled behind square on the leg side. The man in the deep slides near the ropes and pulls it back. There is an overthrow too as the batters take one more. Three taken in total. 62 needed in 48 balls! 
11.5
1
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, A touch short, outside off, slashed hard through point for a run. 
11.5
0
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, WIDE. Full toss, way outside off, the shot is missed by BR. Wided. 
11.4
1
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Slower delivery, around off, knocked to long on for one. 
11.3
2
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne finally gets off the mark! Fuller in length, outside off, driven crisply through covers and a couple of runs are taken. 
11.2
0
Fayyaz Ahmed to Chamika Karunaratne, Back of a length, around off, CK dabs this one towards point. 
11.1
1
Fayyaz Ahmed to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Bhanuka Rajapaksa rotates the strike as he pushes this to point. They look for two but they do not go for it in the end. A good decision.