Oman hit a new low on Tuesday (February 19) when they were bowled out for 24 in a List A match against Scotland at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Khawar Ali’s 15 was the only double-digit score while as many as five batsmen were dismissed without scoring as Oman were skittled out for the fourth lowest total in List A cricket.
Lowest totals in List-A cricket:
|West Indies U19||18||14.3||1||Barbados||Blairmont||17 Oct 2007|
|Saracens||19||10.5||1||Colts||Colombo||13 Dec 2012|
|Middlesex||23||19.4||2||Yorkshire||Leeds||23 Jun 1974|
|Oman||24||17.1||1||Scotland||Al Amerat||19 Feb 2019|
|Chittagong D||30||20.4||1||Sylhet D||Dhaka||27 Dec 2002|
|Border||31||13.5||1||S West D||East London||28 Oct 2007|
|Saurashtra||34||21.1||1||Mumbai||Mumbai||2 Jan 2000|
|Cricket CS||35||20.2||2||Abahani Ltd||Fatullah||12 Sep 2013|
|Zimbabwe||35||18||1||Sri Lanka||Harare||25 Apr 2004|
|Rajasthan||35||15.3||1||Railways||Nagpur||11 Nov 2014|
Asked to bat, Oman were reduced to 8 for 4 in the fifth over, with three of of the top four registering ducks. Ali ensured that Oman avoided the ignominy of being the third team to be bowled out for less than 20, before being the seventh to be dismissed. Oman, who had managed only 22 runs at that stage, could add only two more to the total.
Including Ali, there were only four batsmen who faced more than 10 deliveries, with Oman’s innings lasting until the 18th over. Sandeep Goud faced the second most number of balls in the innings for his unbeaten 0 off 18 deliveries. Scotland chased down the lowly target in 3.2 overs without losing a wicket.
This is the second time that Oman have been bowled out for less than 45 in List A cricket. The previous occasion came in July 2005 during the ICC Trophy game against Papua New Guinea when Oman finished their innings at 41 all out in a chase of 135 in a game that was reduced to 24 overs per side.
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