ICC World Twenty20: Ireland v Oman

The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 got under way yesterday in the host country, India.  The initial groups see the associate teams battle with lower ranked test nations for two slots in the Super 10 stage.

The opening matches saw Zimbabwe defeat Hong Kong by 14 runs and Afghanistan overcame a spirited Scotland performance by the same margin.

Earlier today, Bangladesh squeaked past the Netherlands by 8 runs.

Ireland are about to open their account against the relatively unknown Oman at Dharamsala.  Cricinfo has a preview here.

Ireland won the toss and have chosen to bat first.

Follow the game with over-by-over text coverage with cricinfo.

Or the BBC sports text commentary, with added video highlights.

Update  Ireland 154 for 5 from 20 overs.  That compares to Bangladesh’s winning score of 153 runs earlier today at the same ground.  But it will need a good bowling performance for Ireland to defend.

Oman 157 for 8 from 19.5 overs.  Oman win by 2 wickets with one ball left.

Ireland now need to beat Bangladesh on Friday to stay in the running for the Super 10.

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