Oman warmed up for the forthcoming WCL Division 2 tournament by gaining a morale boosting series win over a Hong Kong side who recently qualified for the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

The first game was a hard-fought affair with Oman edging home with just an over to spare chasing 207 thanks to half centuries from Vaibhav Wategaonkar and Aaqib Ilyas, as well as a valuable unbeaten 30 from Fayyaz Butt.

Khawar Ali's four-wicket haul had been best with the ball for Oman, with Cameron McAuslan and Anshuman Rath both scoring 42.

The second match was very much a one-sided affair as Ali (3-32) and Butt (3-33) got among the wickets again to inspire a collapse.

Rath (44) and Babar Hayay (39) had looked to be building a substantial platform for Hong Kong but they folded alarmingly to be bundled out for a modest 135.

Aaqib Ilyas then plundered the Hong Kong attack with a succession of boundaries in a whirlwind 64 to seal a seven-wicket in under 20 overs.

Match 1
Hong Kong 207 all out in 47.5 overs (C McAuslan 42, A Rath 42, J Carter 32, Shahid Wasif 37, Khawar Ali 4/57) lost to Oman 211/8 in 49 overs (V Wategaonkar 52, Aaqib Ilyas 51, Aizaz Khan 3/37) by 2 wickets

Match 21
Hong Kong 135 all out in 47.1 overs (A Rath 44, Babar Hayat 39, Khawar Ali 3/32, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt 3/33) Lost to Oman 137/3 in 19.2 overs (Aqib Ilyas 64) by 7 wickets