Ruwan holds on as Singapore beat Oman
Hosts Singapore ensured that there will be three teams level on six points going into the final day of round robin matches at World Cricket League Division 4 after beating Oman by two wickets today.
Put into bat by Singapore, Oman struggled with the bat, making just 186-8 from their 50 overs, owing a good chunk of that to number eight Amir Ali's 50 from 51 balls. Mulewa Dharmichand was the pick of the Singapore bowlers with 4-21.
After a 66 run opening partnership between Andre de Lange and Chaminda Ruwan ended with de Lange being run out for 37, wickets began to fall regularly for the home side, with no batsman able to settle in and get a decent start.
Ajay Lalcheta bowled particularly well, taking 5-20, including a hat-trick in the 40th over, from his ten overs. Chaminda Ruwan held firm though, and his unbeaten 81 ensured that Singapore completed a two wicket win with 4.2 overs to spare.
Singapore will now play Jersey on Friday, hoping for a win - and for other results to go their way - if they're to secure promotion to WCL Division Three. Oman will come up against Malaysia, with a win likely to ensure they avoid relegation.