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T20 World Cup 2024: Australia beat Oman by 39 runs



Australia Thursday defeated Oman by 39 runs during their opening T20 Cricket World Cup game at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis steered his team towards success against the Omanis with a game-changing 67 and three wickets to his name for Australia smooth Group B victory. Stoinis scored the 67 not out off just 36 balls to power his team to 164-5.

Oman, during their innings, were restricted to 125-9 in response in the 20-over game.

Australia’s Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Nathan Ellis claimed two wickets each with Oman losing players at regular intervals during the run-chase.

Ayaan Khan was the top-scorer with 36 runs in 30 balls.


Earlier, Oman won the toss and decided to field first against Australia.

Despite reducing Australia to 50-3 in the ninth over, Oman ended up conceding 164-5 in 20 overs.

David Warner also notched up a fifty, scoring 56 runs in 51 balls.

Mehran Khan registered figures of 2-38 in four overs for Oman.

Australia are eyeing to achieve the elusive triple crown of World Test Champions, ODI World Champions, and T20 Champions.


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