T20 World Cup: Australia beats Oman after first wickets; Uganda beat Papua New Guinea in historic victory | cricket news

Australia overcame the loss of two early wickets to begin their T20 World Cup campaign with a strong victory over Oman in Barbados, while Uganda beat Papua New Guinea for their first T20 World Cup victory.

ODI World Cup winners Australia batted first after Oman won the toss, with the associate nation claiming big wickets from Travis Head (12) and captain Mitch Marsh (14).

On the next ball, Mehran Khan took the wicket of the dangerous Glenn Maxwell, and the fast bowler took a hat-trick.

However, it was not to be, with David Warner (56) and Marcus Stoinis (67 not out) building a solid partnership and guiding Australia to 164-5 after 20 overs.

Oman faced a daunting Australian bowling attack and it wasn’t long before they attacked, with Mitchell Starc claiming a wicket in the first over.

However, the small cricket nation posted a respectable total of 125-9, with Ayan Khan top-scoring with 36.

Australia will face England in their next match in Barbados on Saturday from 6pm, while Oman will face Scotland on Sunday in Antigua, also from 6pm.

Uganda makes T20 World Cup history with victory against Papua New Guinea

Uganda recorded their first T20 World Cup victory in a low-scoring clash against Papua New Guinea in Guyana.

Papua New Guinea were first to the crease, but did not start well, and their first three batsmen combined for just six runs.

Uganda made history by recording their first T20 World Cup success, defeating Papua New Guinea in Guyana.

Things didn’t get much better from there as every Ugandan bowler took a wicket and Papua New Guinea’s top scorer was Hiri Hiri with 15.

They were all out after 19 overs for just 77.

Uganda took the crease and encountered similar struggles, with only two players scoring more than 10. One of them was Riazat Ali Shah, who became the African nation’s hero, scoring 33 to anchor their innings.

The team reached the total after 18 overs with three wickets in hand. Uganda will next face the West Indies, while Papua New Guinea will take on Afghanistan.

Whats Next?

Australia’s next match will be against England on Saturday (6:00 p.m.) in Barbados is one of the four matches of the day, with Oman versus Scotland – whose first Group B match against England was suspended due to rain, on Sunday (6:00 p.m.) in Antigua.

Uganda’s second match in Group B will be against the West Indies in Guyana on Sunday (01.30am), while Papua New Guinea faces off against Afghanistan in Trinidad and Tobago in Group D on Friday, June 14 (01:30 am).

Watch every match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup live on Sky Sports, right up to the final on Sunday 29 June.

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