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England Beats Oman To Revive Their T20 World Cup Campaign

England Beats Oman To Revive Their T20 World Cup Campaign

England defeated Oman convincingly by eight wickets, reigniting their T20 World Cup campaign with a record-breaking win in Antigua on Thursday.

In pursuit of a significant victory to improve their net run-rate and challenge Scotland’s position for the second round, England restricted Oman to just 47 runs.

England swiftly chased down the target, reaching 50-2 in only 3.1 overs, with captain Jos Buttler contributing an unbeaten 24 and Jonny Bairstow finishing with eight not out.

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This comprehensive win in Group B marked the largest victory in terms of balls remaining in T20 World Cup history.

Oman struggled against England’s bowling attack, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid taking 4-11, while pace bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood both claimed figures of 3-12 in an innings that concluded with nearly seven overs to spare.

Only number seven batsman Shoaib Khan managed to reach double figures with 11 runs after Buttler won the toss.

With this victory, England’s net run-rate improved to 3.081, surpassing Scotland’s 2.16. Despite this, they remained third in the group with three points, trailing Scotland’s five.

England now faces Namibia in their final pool match on Saturday, with their Super Eights qualification dependent on the outcome of Sunday’s match between Australia and Scotland.

“We set the tone very well with early wickets,” said Buttler, emphasizing the importance of the win as they look ahead to the upcoming matches.