“Even Oman can beat Ireland but Pakistan can’t”- Oman defeating Ireland in Cricket World Cup Qualifiers sends fans into a frenzy

Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood was chosen as the Player of the Match for his all-round performance (59; 1/51).


“Even Oman can beat Ireland but Pakistan can’t”- Oman defeating Ireland in Cricket World Cup Qualifiers sends fans into a frenzy

Fans react as Oman beat Ireland (Image via Twitter)

The 2023 ODI World Cup Qualifiers are underway and Oman have pulled off a massive victory, defeating Ireland by five wickets on Monday. As the two teams from Group B locked horns against each other at the Bulawayo Athletic Club, Oman stunned Andrew Balbirnie’s Ireland to earn two crucial points. 

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The Zeeshan Maqsood-led team pulled off an incredible chase and beat Ireland by five wickets and eleven balls to spare. Kashyap Prajapati (72), Aqib Ilyas (52), and captain Masood (59) scored half-centuries to belittle the target set by Ireland. 

Despite Mark Adair drawing the first blood (Jatinder Singh) in the fourth over of the Oman innings, the team comfortably chased down a tricky total. While Prajapati and Ilyas provided a solid foundation, stitching a 94-run partnership, captain Maqsood carried forward the momentum. 

After the Oman skipper was dismissed, Mohammad Nadeem (46*) with Ayaan Khan (21) and Shoaib Khan (19*) finished the game. 

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Fans left rubbing their eyes as Oman stun Ireland in ODI WC Qualifiers

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Oman player celebrate (Image via Twitter)

This incredible win from Oman over Ireland left netizens stunned. While some could not hold themselves from heaping praise on the underdogs, a few fans shared hilarious tweets. One fan took a dig at Pakistan for their defeat against Ireland in the 2007 World Cup.

Check out the reactions here.

Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood was chosen as the Player of the Match for his all-round performance (59; 1/51). Meanwhile, in the second match of the day, Sri Lanka defeated UAE by 175 runs to bolster their chances for 2023 ODI World Cup qualification.

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