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At the innings break:

PNG all out for 118, Chad Soper the only one to get over 20. All but one of the wickets fell to seam bowling.

Canada made 8/222, Davy Jacobs, a South African who retired from FC cricket a few years ago only to now be captain and keeper of the Canadians, made it past 50. Kinchit Shah took 4 wickets.

USA all out for 148, never reallly got going at any point. Good all-round bowling from Oman, but batting has always been their weakness.
 
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Just realised I didn't do a prediction. I thought it'd be something like:

Namibia
USA
HK
Canada
^New second divison--------------------vNew third divison
Oman
PNG

Though with little confidence.
 
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Oman stuggling mightily at 3/26. 149 may be far too much for them to chase down, with the pitch the way it is.

Namibia 6 down for 74, with such a low chase and deep batting line-up they should still make it, but not exactly easy going.

Meanwhile, Canada's bowling hasn't made any inroads, HK are 0/71.
 
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HK chase down the total fairly easily thanks to Anshuman Rath, who has to be the best player in Associate cricket right now. Easy century for the captain.

Oman take advantage of a flattening pitch to win a crucial first-up match.

Namibia hold on for victory by three wickets. Highest total of 23* by no. 9 Frylinck.
 

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Just realised I didn't do a prediction. I thought it'd be something like:

Namibia
USA
HK
Canada
^New second divison--------------------vNew third divison
Oman
PNG

Though with little confidence.
I think I saw on a Bertus de Jong tweet that the second division will have status? That goes down to 20 ODI nations if correct
 
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After 30 overs today:

USA are 3/117 against Namibia. Steven Taylor and Aaron Jones had a good partnership.

Oman are 2/125 against Canada. This could be huge for them, given their win yesterday. Canada's bowling may come back to cost them, although their batting is pretty good.

HK are 2/140 against PNG. Rath on his way to a second century.

I think I saw on a Bertus de Jong tweet that the second division will have status? That goes down to 20 ODI nations if correct
Yup! Chance for PNG and HK to get it back after losing it last year.
 

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After 18 overs, Canada are 3/86 chasing 286. Just lost a wicket after a good partnership.

Also after 20 overs, PNG are 1/97 chasing 223, with Ura going nuts with 64* off 66.

And after 22 overs, Namibia are 2/84 on the back of captain Erasmus, who has 54*.
 
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Today's matches:

HK vs Oman - Rath out early, big blow.
PNG vs USA - Ura out early, big blow.
Namibia vs Canada - No early wicket, Nambia going okay for now.
 
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Pretty clear division emerging between the top three and bottom three. Oman is through now with three wins, USA and Namibia in a good position with losses only to Oman and USA respectively. I'd back HK for the last spot in the top four, but they are hugely reliant on Rath.
 
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Today's matches:

PNG having a very bad day so far against Canada, 7/83 after 27 overs. Captain/opener Vala still in on 34*.

Namibia not having a great day either against Oman, 6/92 after 28 overs. Captain Erasmus still in on 28*.

And the USA is cruising against Hong Kong, 1/139 after 30. Honkers lacking any real penetration, will need a big innings from Rath.
 
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A couple of decent recoveries. Vala is still in for PNG on 66*, they're 8/140 in the 43rd. Namibia are 7/149 after 44. Honkers have so far prevented the US from really accelerating, 3/224 after 44.
 
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HK are 4/62 in the seventeenth over chasing 281, Rath and Hayat are out.

Canada are 5/88 in the nineteenth over chasing 155 - if HK lose and PNG win, PNG will be favourites to take the last ODI spot.

Oman are 2/66 chasing 214, pretty much all thanks to Ilyas on 43*.
 
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Canada have made a huge comeback thanks to Danny Jacobs (former IPL player!) - need 26 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand.

Oman getting strangled a bit, but have wickets in hand - 3/100.

HK are a long way back - 5/104 with only 21 overs left.
 

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Canada have made a huge comeback thanks to Danny Jacobs (former IPL player!) - need 26 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand.

Oman getting strangled a bit, but have wickets in hand - 3/100.

HK are a long way back - 5/104 with only 21 overs left.
I had flashbacks of the former AFL player when you said that name
 
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