T20 World Cup 2024: England defeat Oman in low-total match

Jos Butler led his team to a much-needed win against Oman to stay in T20 World Cup 2024

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Jos Butler scored 24 off 8 balls to hand his team a walkover. — ICC

Defending champions England have won their must-win match after surmounting a 48-run target against Oman in the 28th fixture of the T20 World Cup 2024 being played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound.

Facing the first over, Phil Salt hit two consecutive sixes on the first balls and was clean bowled on the third one. Jos Butler faced 8 balls to score 24 runs. He accelerated, hitting 22 runs off third over. 

Earlier, England, after winning the toss, invited Oman to bat first. Playing for Oman, Shoaib Khan was the highest scorer, who hit 11 runs off 23 balls.

England's Adil Rashid was the most successful bowler who claimed four wickets giving 11 runs. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer each dismissed three batters.

Adil Rashid was declared the Man of the Match. 

England are on the verge of getting eliminated from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The Jos Buttler-led side had their game abandoned against Scotland and lost their second match against Australia.

Oman, on the other hand, lost all three matches so far. They lost to Namibia in the super-over and, later, lost to Australia and Scotland. They are out of contention to qualify for the Super 8.

Line ups

England: Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook,Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer. Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Oman: Pratik Athavale (wk), Kashyap Prajapati, Aqib Ilyas (c), Zeeshan Maqsood, Khalid Kail, Ayaan Khan, Rafiullah, Shoaib Khan, Mehran Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemulah, Bilal Khan