Oman defeated Nepal by 8 wickets in the 4th match of the tri-series of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Nepal on February 9, 2020.
Oman attained the 250-run target set by Nepal in 47.2 overs losing just 2 wickets.
An unbeaten maiden ODI century by Aqib Ilyas and a brilliant half-century by Zeeshan Maqsood helped Oman to defeat Nepal in the 2nd head-to-head match.
Aqib Ilyas scored 109 runs including 12 fours and a six off 108 balls, while Zeeshan Maqsood knocked 68 runs including 8 fours off 79 balls.
Aqib Ilyas became the first Oman cricketer to score an ODI Century.
Kushal Malla and S Bhari took one wicket each for Nepal.
Earlier, Nepal lost the toss and were invited to bat first. In the allotted 50 overs, Nepal scored 249 runs losing eight wickets.
Captain Gyanendra Malla is the top scorer for Nepal at 56 runs including six fours and one six off 76 balls. Paras Khadka notched up 38 runs including six fours and one six off 34 balls, and Kushal Malla made 35 runs including five fours off 47 balls.
Aqib Ilyas, the player of the match, took 4 wickets of Nepal giving away 36 runs in 10 overs. Mohammad Nadeem claimed 3 wickets giving away 44 runs in 8 overs.
Earlier, in the first head-to-head match, Nepal had lost to Oman by 18 runs. However, Nepal clocked its first win in the ongoing tri-series against USA on February 8, 2020.
As of now, Oman is leading the points table with 14 points and Nepal is in 6th position with 2 points.
|Team||Played||Won||Lost||No Result||Points||Net Run Rate|
|United Arab Emirates||7||3||3||1||7||-0.004|
|Papua New Guinea||8||0||8||0||0||-0.458|
The next match of the tri-series will be between Oman and the USA on February 11, 2020.