24 hours after being humiliated by Scotland, Oman bounced back with a resounding 93-win to level the three match series.

Rarely in any sport, has there been such a turnaround in a short space of time, so all credit to the hosts for a remarkable transformation.

Batting first Oman put their batting demons of the previous day behind them to post 248 for 8, with half centuries for Mohammad Nadeem and Khurram Nawaz.

Both man hit 64, with Nawaz in particular being very aggressive, clearing the ropes five times in his 45-ball blast.

Kawar Ali (44) and Jatinder Singh (30) also made vital contributions to the batting effort.

The recalled Safyaan Sharif (3-60) was the most successful of the Scotland attack, who look to have seriously under-estimated their opponents given the one-sided nature of the first encounter.

The Scotland chase never materialized, losing wickets in clusters, although a fourth wicket stand of 53 in 52 balls between Richie Berrington (37) and George Munsey (34) offered brief hope.

Mark Watt (36) clubbed three sixes in a late flurry, but his side were dismissed for 155 with 10 overs remaining.

Badal Singh (3-25) and Mohammad Nadeem (3-38) were the pick of the attack, while there were two wickets apiece for Bilal Khan (2-16) and Kaleemullah (2-23).

The teams meet again in the final and deciding clash at the same venue on Friday.