Oman bowled out for 24

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:

Team Total Overs Inns Against Venue Match Date
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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