ICC World Cup Qualifier: West Indies get first win after ‘Heartbreak’, captain Shai Hope and Brandon King fill the void

The Indies are fifth among the six teams in the Super Sixes stage with two points from four matches. Oman are at the last position and have lost all their five matches.

West Indies beat Oman by seven wickets with King’s century, first win in Super Six Brendan King’s hundred beat Oman by seven wickets to record their first win in the Super Six stage of the World Cup qualifiers. The team did not have Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph who have returned to the country.

King played century innings

Chasing Oman’s target of 222, West Indies scored 222 for three in 39.4 overs riding on man-of-the-match King’s 104-ball 100, studded with 15 fours. King added 80 runs for the second wicket with Casey Carty (29) and 96 runs for the third wicket with captain Shai Hope (63 not out) to ease the team’s way to victory. King, however, was caught by wicketkeeper Suraj Kumar off the bowling of Bilal Khan soon after scoring his century. After King’s dismissal, Hope along with Nicholas Pooran (19 not out) took the team to the target.

Shoaib and Suraj hit half-centuries for Oman

Oman had earlier posted a respectable score of 221 for nine, thanks to an 85-run partnership for the seventh wicket between wicketkeeper Suraj (53 not out) and Shoaib Khan (50), despite losing six wickets for 116 runs. Both Suraj and Shoaib hit five fours and one six each in their innings. For the West Indies, Romario Shepherd took three for 44 while Kyle Myers took two for 31.

West Indies got their first win

Despite this win, however, West Indies are fifth among the six teams in the Super Six stage with two points from four matches. Oman is at the last position and has lost all its five matches. This will be the first time in the history of ODI World Cup that West Indies will not be a part of the prestigious tournament. The One Day International World Cup will be played in India from October 5 to November 19.


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