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Big wins for Oman, Jersey and Guernsey

Tanzania and Vanuatu suffer consecutive losses in ICC World Cricket League Division 5 matches

Big wins for Oman, Jersey and Guernsey
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Nigeria was bundled out for 39 in 23.5 overs, gifting Oman a huge win alongwith a boost in the net run-rate.
Oman v Nigeria
An all-round effort by Ajay Lalcheta, who hit a quickfire 44 and had figures of 4 for 7, helped Oman complete a massive 181-run win against Nigeria at St Clement in Division 5 of the ICC World Cricket League.
 
Nigeria, opting to bowl first after winning the toss, had Oman in trouble at 36 for 3 with Oluseye Olympio and Okpe Issac troubling the batsmen and putting brakes on the scoring. Aamir Kaleem and captain Lalcheta came together after Jatinder Singh fell with the score reading 63 for 4. They stitched together a partnership of 101 runs that helped Oman finish on 220 for 6 in 50 overs. Kaleem's 80-ball 78 included 6 fours and 2 sixes while Lalcheta's 35-ball innings comprised of three boundaries.
 
Nigeria's chase never really took off, with none of the eleven batsmen getting to double figures - the highest score being 7. Rajeshkumar Ranpura and Lalcheta did most of the damage to the Nigerian line-up picking up four wickets each, with the former ripping apart the Nigerian top order and the latter wiping out the middle order. Nigeria was bundled out for 39 in 23.5 overs, gifting Oman a huge win alongwith a boost in the net run-rate.
 
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Jersey v Vanuatu
In a rain-curtailed game at St Saviour, Jersey completed a comprehensive 102 run-victory over Vanuatu, which helped it to open its account in another Division 5 match of the ICC World Cricket League. 

Vanuatu, whose innings consisted of three ducks, was all out for 98 in reply to Jersey's 200. After winning the toss and opting to chase, Vanuatu lost wickets at regular intervals and could not get going with the chase. Only Joshua Rasu and captain Andrew Mansale managed to get to double figures with scores of 43 and 22 respectively. Jersey's Nat Watkins and Ben Stevens led the bowling attack by picking three wickets each.
 
Jersey experienced a middle order collapse after it got off to a good start. With Watkins leading the way in batting as well, Jersey lost its way after being 143 for 2 as Mansale ran through the middle order picking four wickets for 38 runs. Jersey then lost its next seven wickets for 57 runs as it posted 200 for 9 in the stipulated 37 overs, but that turned out to be more than enough for Vanuatu.
 
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Guernsey v Tanzania
In another match shortened to 42 overs by rain, Guernsey defeated Tanzania by eight wickets, after chasing down 109 in 26.1 overs at St Martin.
 
Tanzania, batting first after winning the toss, could post only 108 runs in 41.1 overs, the chief contributor being the number ten batsman A Dagar who made 35. Oliver Newey and Max Ellis, picking three wickets each, did not allow the Tanzanian line-up to get going. 
 
Chasing a moderate total, Guernsay got off to a brisk start with Matthew Stokes holding fort at one end scoring an unbeaten 79-ball 44 that included five fours. Guernsay earned their second win of the tournament losing only two wickets while chasing down the total.
 
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