King’s century scripts West Indies’ consolation win in CWC Qualifier
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In the ongoing Cricket World Cup (CWC) Qualifier Super Six, West Indies defeated Oman by seven wickets thanks to Brandon King’s century.

With 62 balls to spare, West Indies scored 222 runs for the loss of just three wickets on the back of a calculated century by opener King.

With just seven on the board, the former champions lost their opener Johnson Charles (4) in the second over of their pursuit.

A brilliant partnership between King and Keacy Carty, however, helped West Indies recover from the early dismissal.

Despite a challenging surface, the pair batted sensibly and added 80 runs before Carty was run out in the 17th over after scoring 29 off 49 deliveries.

As soon as King completed his hundred, Shai Hope joined him at the middle and the pair added 97 runs to further solidify West Indies’ command over the game.

With 104 balls remaining, he hit 15 boundaries.

While Hope steered his side to a consolation win after an unbeaten 39-run partnership with Nicholas Pooran, who scored 19 not out, Nicholas Pooran carried his bat all the way through.

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His 65-ball 63 included four boundaries and two sixes to remain unbeaten.

Neither Kaleemullah nor Bilal Khan could pick up a wicket for Oman, who remained winless in the CWC Qualifier Super Six.

The Omani batting lineup struggled against a dominant West Indian bowling attack and could only make 222/9 in the allotted 50 overs.

However, vile support from the other batters prevented Shoaib Khan and Suraj Kumar from guiding his side to a competitive total.

The top scorer for Oman was Suraj, who scored 53 off 65 deliveries and hit five boundaries and a six.

West Indies’ bowling attack was led by Romario Shepherd, who had 3/44, followed by Kyle Mayers, who had 2/31.

Due to their shocking defeat to Scotland in the CWC Qualifier Super Six, two-time champions West Indies are already out of contention to qualify for the ICC Men’s World Cup.