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OMN vs BAN Match Preview- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 6. Oman and Bangladesh are set to lock horns in the sixth match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. Notably, both teams have played only one T20 international against each other in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Bangladesh won that quite comfortably by 54 runs. Let’s look at how these two teams have shaped up ahead of a big game.

OMN vs BAN Match Preview- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 6

Bangladesh:

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Bangladesh are currently leading the head-to-head battle against Oman in T20 internationals by a 1-0 margin. They have beaten them once and would be confident of beating them once again on Tuesday. For them, it’s a must-win game, given the fact they are coming into this encounter on the back of a defeat at the hand of Scotland. Bangladesh wouldn’t be too happy with how they performed in the last game.

After having reduced Scotland to 53 for 6, they failed to bundle them out on a low score. Scotland, ended up getting 140 runs in the first innings, thanks to a match-defining partnership from Chris Greaves and Mark Watt. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan bowled beautifully in the middle overs as they conceded only 36 runs in 8 overs combined for 5 wickets. However, the seamers proved a bit expensive and leaked runs more than they should have.

Add to that, the openers didn’t give them a great start. Both Liton Das (5 off 7) and Soumya Sarkar (5 off 5) got out early inside the first four overs. At the end of the powerplay, Bangladesh only managed 25 runs for 2 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim denied Scotland of picking more wickets in the first half of the innings but they struggled to change gears.

Shakib Al Hasan only managed 20 runs off 28 balls before getting out in the 12th over. Mushfiqur Rahim’s wicket in the 14th over left Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble at 74 for4 in 13.1 overs. With the required rate creeping up, Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain had no option but to go for the big shots.

Both got out while trying to play the big shots and thereby failed to get the game across the finish line. Bangladesh, in the end, fell short of 6 runs. They will be playing a must-win game against Oman on Tuesday and would be keen to exhibit their best performance.

Oman:

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Oman, on the other hand, would be brimming with confidence after registering a 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in their first game.  They were brilliant in all departments of the game. Oman reduced Papua New Guinea to 0 for 2 in 1.3 overs to give themselves an ideal start.

However, a brilliant partnership between Assad Vala and Charles Amini helped Papua New Guinea get back into the T20 World Cup game. However, once both of them departed in 12th and 15th over, Vala and Co. lost steam and all they managed was 129 runs.

Zeeshan Maqsood was the reason why Papua New Guinea couldn’t get the late flourish they needed in the death over. Maqsood picked three wickets in a single over to leave Papua New Guinea reeling at 113 for 7 from 112 for 4 in their first match of T20 World Cup 2021. Bilal Khan ( 2 for 16) and Kaleemullah ( 2 for 19) also exhibited a brilliant display of fast bowling.

It took Oman only 13.4 overs to chase down the score in their first T20 World Cup game, thanks to an unbeaten 131-run opening partnership between Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas, who remained unbeaten at 73(42) and 50(43) respectively.