An unbeaten 131 in 150 balls inclusive of 13 boundaries and a six by Jatinder Singh helped Oman Emerging XI to pull off a thrilling four-wicket win against the defending champions Sri Lanka Emerging XI in their ACC Asia Emerging Cup Cricket Tournament opening encounter played at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Thursday (14).
Jatinder Singh's unbeaten century helped Oman chase down the 269-run target. (Pic courtesy: ACC)
Jatinder added 148 runs for the fifth-wicket with Suraj Kumar (78) as Oman recovered from 90 for four to reach their target with seven balls to spare.
Earlier Sri Lanka Emerging XI invited to take first lease of the wicket were given a sound start by the openers Pathum Nissanka and Minod Bhanuka.
In addition, Ashen Bandara (62) and Skipper Charith Asalanka (57) also made useful contributions as Sri Lanka Emerging made 268 from their 50 overs.
At Cox’s Bazar (Oman Emerging XI won by four wickets)
Sri Lanka Emerging XI: 268 in 50 overs (Ashen Bandara 62, Charith Asalanka 57, Pathum Nissanka 40, Minod Bhanuka 38, Ramesh Mendis 28, Mohammad Sanuth 3/41, Jay Odedra 2/52)
Oman: 269/6 in 48.5 overs (Suraj Kumar 78, Naseem Khushi 21, Jatinder Singh 131, Amila Aponso 3/40).
At Savar (India Emerging XI won by seven wickets)
Nepal: 193 in 44.5 overs (P. Sarraf 56, Sharad Vesawkar 44, Kushal Bhurtel 28, Dipendra Singhe 24, K.C. Karan 20, Saurabh Dubey 4/21, Yash Rathod 3/41, Parth Rekhade 2/8)
India Emerging XI: 184/3 in 42 overs (B. Sharath 49, Sanvir Singh 37, Aryan Juyai 29, Amman Jaffer 22).
At Savar BKSP 4 (Bangladesh Emerging XI won by nine wickets)
Hong Kong: 164/9 in 50 overs (Haroon Arshad 35, Aizaz Khan 25, Kinchit Shah 24, Sumon Khan 4/33, Mahedi Hasan 2/23)
Bangladesh Emerging XI: 166/1 in 24.1 overs (Soumya Sarkar 84, Mohammad Naim 52, Najimul Shanto 22).
At Cox’s Bazar (Pakistan Emerging XI won by eight wickets)
Afghanistan Emerging XI: 138 in 42.2 overs (Munir Ahmed 41, Muhammad Mohsin 4/30, Amad Butt 2/22, Khushdil Shahn 2/23)
Pakistan Emerging XI: 142/2 in 35.3 overs (Rohail Nazir 53, Omair Yousuf 38, Saud Shakeel 30).