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WI down Oman for WC consolation win

Dashing opener Brandon King hit a sparkling century to help the West Indies pull off a consolation seven-wicket win over Oman in their ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Super Six match played at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe yesterday.

The 28-year-old right-hander from Jamaica, raced to a 104-ball hundred with the help of 15 boundaries as the West Indies successfully chased down their target of 221 for nine with seven wickets and more than 10 overs to spare.

King added 80 for the second wicket with Keacy Carty (29) and put on a further 96 runs for the third wicket along with Skipper Shai Hope, who went on to add the finishing touches with an unbeaten 63. Earlier, Oman, put into bat, were restricted to 221 for nine in 50 overs despite two battling half centuries from Shoaib Khan (50) and Suraj Kumar (53 n.o) after the two opening bowlers Kyle Mayers (2/31) and Romario Shepherd (3/44) had done the early damage.

Chief scores

Oman: 221/9 in 50 overs (Kashyap Prajapati 31, Ayaan Khan 30, Mohammad Nadeem 20, Shoaib Khan 50, Suraj Kumar 53 n.o, Kyle Mayers 2/31, Romario Shepherd 3/44)

West Indies: 222/3 in 39.4 overs (Brandon King 100, Keacy Carty 29, Shai Hope 63 n.o). C.D

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