England 'played exceptionally well' against Oman: spinner Adil Rashid

Its North [Antigua and Barbuda]: After his team's eight-wicket win over Oman in the 2024 T20 World Cup clash, England spinner Adil Rashid said they played “exceptionally well”.

England 'played exceptionally well' against Oman: spinner Adil Rashid

Rashid was named 'Player of the Match' after picking up four wickets and giving away just 11 runs in his spell of four overs at an economy rate of 2.80.

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Speaking after the match, Rashid said getting a wicket early in the first innings helped them set the tone.

“I thought we bowled exceptionally well. It was good to see that first ball spin so much. Obviously getting a first ball wicket also sets the tone. I tried to adjust in the first over or so. She was spinning quite a bit, so it was “It was tough to keep it in the wickets, it meant I had to bowl a bit with the outside leg,” Rashid said.

The England spinner admitted he was looking forward to a five-wicket haul against Oman.

“I was looking for it, if I had it good, if I didn't have it, it was good. We will take it one game at a time. Then we will have Namibia,” he added.

To recap the match, after winning the toss, England sent Oman to bat first. Pratik Athavale and Kashyap Prajapati opened for Oman and could put together a six-run partnership only after star pacer Jofra Archer made the first breakthrough of the match by removing Athavale from the field.

Shoaib Khan was the only notable batter after scoring the highest runs among his teammates and propelling Oman to a total of 47 runs in the first innings. The Three Lions bowlers ended Oman's innings at the end of the 14th over.

Adil Rashid led England's bowling attack after taking four wickets and giving away 11 runs in his spell of four overs at an economy rate of 2.80.

During their chase, the England openers faced no pressure and displayed a stunning performance at the crease. Philip Salt and Jos Buttler formed a 12-run partnership after Bilal Khan made the first breakthrough of the match after removing Salt on the third ball of the first over.

Jonny Bairstow and Buttler remained unbeaten on the field and helped the Three Lions win the match. The English batters dominated during the run chase finishing the match in just four overs.

Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah were the only wicket-takers for Oman in the match.

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