ICC World T20: Rain Forces Netherlands-Oman Match to be Abandoned, Netherlands Out of the Competition

Updated: 12 March 2016 14:42 IST

The match between Netherlands and Oman was abandoned without a ball bowled in Dharamsala. The result meant that Netherlands were out of the competition. Check out all the highlights here.

The match between Oman and Netherlands was washed out in Dharamsala without a ball being bowled. The result meant that Netherlands were dumped out of the competition while Oman put themselves in a position for a straight shoot-out for the main draw against Bangladesh. Relive all the moments here. (SCORECARD | SCHEDULE | NEWS | VIDEOS | GALLERY)

Oman secured a magnificent victory against Ireland, which has thrown the whole of Group A wide open.

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Oman's victory over Ireland has thrown the whole group wide open. A win for them against Netherlands will put them one step closer to qualification while a victory for Netherlands will throw the group wide open.

Group A is already becoming the "Group of Death" and a victory for the Men in Orange will ensure that all teams stay in the fray. An Ireland victory over Bangladesh will make things very interesting heading into the final day of qualification.

T20 World Cup: Netherlands vs Oman

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That's all we have for you folks! The second match for today, between Bangladesh and Ireland, is scheduled to take place at the same venue. If the conditions don't change we may have another washout. Join us to find out. Until then, take care and ciao!

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Oman captain, SULTAN AHMED says that they came in today's match confidently but its unfortunate they couldn't get a game. Adds that they have consistent performers and they have the ability to beat any team. Confirms his boys are excited and happy and their combination is working nicely. Assumes that the next game (Bangladesh vs Ireland) too won't happen and it will be a do-or-die game for them against Bangladesh. Ends by saying they are doing well and beating good side and his guys have been simply superb.

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Netherlands captain, PETER BORREN says that his boys were hoping to get out there and go through. Adds that this is extremely disappointing and a lot of energy and time have gone into the preparation and they are absolutely gutted. Thinks that losing to Bangladesh with such a close margin hurt them. Adds that they could have done a bit more against Bangladesh. Adds that they didn't put out their best performance against the Asia Cup finalists. Ends by saying that opportunities for them don't come along and hopefully in 2 days time they will put up a great show to sign off.

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What a sorry state Netherlands find themselves in. The are now officially out of the race to qualify further. Oman will take this result happily as they now have leapfrogged Bangladesh to top the table, for a while atleast. It will be a three-way race from here on between Oman, Bangladesh and Ireland. We will bring you the captains' chat in a while.

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1648 IST - Bad news people, THE MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED without a ball being bowled, all thanks to continuous rainfall. Such a pity!

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1630 IST - Steady rain has been the event of the day. The umpires strolled out for a while to see the damage caused but nothing worth to update as such. We will be back at 1700 IST to tell you more. Stay tuned!

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1600 IST - Still raining out there and we will be back with another update at 1630 IST.

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1525 IST - No good news folks! It's still pouring in Dharamsala and the ground is totally covered now. The crowd is waiting anxiously under plastic sheets. The Dutch players are all padded up but they will have to stay calm in the dressing room till the next update on the situation, scheduled at 1600 IST. Fingers crossed!

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1455 IST - It has started to drizzle again and the covers are coming on. It's looking gloomy out there. We have a delayed start and the next update will be at 1525 IST. Stay tuned.

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Netherlands XI - Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi (WK), Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Peter Borren (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Mudassar Bukhari, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren.

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