Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Wilson sees Ireland home

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson's unbeaten half-century steered Ireland to a comfortable win over Oman in their ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in Abu Dhabi.

Ireland had already assured themselves a place in the play-off stages of the competition with a heavy win over Uganda and followed it up with a 44-run win.

The Irish made a total of 160 for five from their 20 overs, Wilson hitting 52 from 38 balls which included three sixes, with Paul Stirling (35) and Kevin O'Brien (32) also chipping in.

In reply, Oman only reached a score of 116 for six from their allotted overs despite Jatinder Singh top-scoring with an unbeaten knock of 56.

Boyd Rankin trapped Zeeshan Siddiqui leg-before for two runs in the third over, before Max Sorensen (two for 20) and O'Brien (two for 29) did the damage.

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