New Delhi, Mar 10: Debutants Oman dished out a resolute batting effort to stun Ireland by two wickets and register a nerve-wrecking win over experienced Ireland in their Group A qualifying match of the ICC World Twenty20.
While chasing, Oman got off to a very strong start with a 69-run opening wicket stand between Zeeshan Maqsood (38) and Khawar Ali (34).
Oman cricketer Zeeshan Maqsood not only helped in chasing a competitive 155 for win with a blazing start (38 off 33), but also took an unbelievable catch against Ireland in the 4th match of the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier which went viral on social media.
Here is the video of the amazing catch:
Earlier opting to bat, Ireland top-order put up a decent show to post a competitive 154 for five. Skipper William Porterfield (29 off 28) and Paul Stirling (29 off 22) shared a 48-run opening stand in 6.3 overs to give Ireland a flying start.
But then Oman pacer Munis Ansari (3/37) came to the party in the middele overs and picked up two wickets - Niall O'Brien (16) and his brother Kevin O'Brien (14) - in the 16th over to pull back Ireland.