CWC 2023 Qualifiers: West Indies Defeat Oman by 38 Runs

CWC 2023 Qualifiers: West Indies Defeat Oman by 38 Runs

West Indies end their winless run in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers with a 38-run victory over Oman. The West Indies eventually finished on 181-9, thanks to some late hitting from Jason Holder (27) and Akeal Hosein (23).

Oman’s reply got off to a good start, with opener Aqib Ilyas scoring 34. However, the West Indies bowlers struck back, taking regular wickets to restrict Oman to 143-9.

Khary Pierre was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-25, while Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein both took two wickets apiece.

The victory was a much-needed one for the West Indies, who had lost their previous three matches. It also keeps their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive, albeit mathematically.

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With two matches remaining, the West Indies need to win both of their games and hope for other results to go their way.

The West Indies’ next match is against Scotland on Friday.

Key Highlights

  • Shai Hope top-scores for the West Indies with 48, while Nicholas Pooran makes 36.
  • Khary Pierre takes 3-25 for the West Indies, while Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein both take two wickets apiece.
  • The victory keeps the West Indies’ hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive, albeit mathematically.
  • The West Indies’ next match is against Scotland on Friday.The West Indies ended their winless run in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers with a 38-run victory over Oman on Wednesday.
  • Put in to bat, the West Indies got off to a poor start, losing their first three wickets for just 23 runs. However, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran put on a 74-run partnership to steady the innings. Hope top-scored with 48, while Pooran made 36.