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OMN vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Al Amerat Cricket Ground – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 6. Oman face off Bangladesh in the sixth match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday at Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Both teams have played only 1 T20I against each other in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh won that game comfortably and would be confident of beating them once again on Tuesday. It’s a must-win game for them as they are coming into the game on the back of a shocking 6-run defeat at the hands of Scotland on Sunday.

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The bowlers did well to reduce Scotland to 53 for 6 runs in 11.3 overs. However, a 51-run stand between Chris Greaves and Mark Watt helped Scotland reach a competitive 140 at the end of the first innings. For Bangladesh, Mahedi Hasan starred with the ball, returning with figures of 3 for 19 runs in 4 overs. Shakib Al Hasan also bowled at great areas and finished his spell with figures of 2 for 17 in 4 overs.

Bangladesh needed a good start in the second innings but both the openers went back to the hut inside the first four overs. Liton Das (5 off 7) continued his poor run of form, while Saumya Sarkar (5 off 5) holed out in the deep while trying to play a big shot. At the end of the powerplay, Bangladesh managed only 25 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.

The experienced duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim made some recovery while ensuring that Bangladesh don’t lose a wicket till the halfway stage of the innings. The required run-rate, however, kept creeping up and in a bid to keep up with that, Shakib Al Hasan got out in the 12th over. He played an uncharacteristic knock of 20 runs off 28 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim’s wicket in the 14th over left Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble at 74 for 4 in 13. 1 overs.

Mahmudullah (23 off 22) and Afif Hussain (18 off 12) tried to reach as close to the target as possible but got out while trying to hit one shot too many. In the end, Bangladesh fell 6 runs short of the target.

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On the other hand, Oman began their campaign with a morale-boosting 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A collective bowling effort helped them restrict Papua New Guinea to just 129 runs in the first innings.

Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah gave the side an ideal start after sending both the openers back to the hut without opening their accounts. Oman couldn’t a pick wicket for the next 10 overs but Charles Amini’s run-out in the 12th over got them back into the game.

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Kaleemullah accounted for the big wicket of Assad Vala and this was followed by skipper Zeeshan Maqsood picking three wickets in just a single over. From 112 for 4, Papua New Guinea were reduced to 113 for 7. In the end, all they managed was 129 for 9 runs.

It took only 13.4 overs for Oman to chase down the score without losing a single wicket. Both the openers, Aqib Ilyas and Jatinder Singh remained unbeaten at 50(43) and 73(43) respectively.

OMN vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Al Amerat Cricket Ground – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 6

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Both the matches of the opening day of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 were played at Al Amerat Cricket Ground. It will also play host to the sixth match between Oman and Bangladesh on Tuesday. The pitch has found equal assistance for both spinners and batsmen. Batsmen need to make sure that they convert the starts into big scores as it won’t easy for the new batsmen to come and play shots from the word go.

As many as 26 T20 internationals have been played at this ground, with teams batting first winning on 11 occasions. Teams batting second have managed to win 15 times.

The conditions here suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 34-degree Celsius