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T20 WC 2021: Namibia Proceed To Super 12 As They Defeat Ireland By 8 Wickets

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
October 22, 2021 • 23:37 PM View: 762

Namibia, with the help of confident batting from their top 4 batters were able to upset Ireland by 8 wickets. For Namibia, Craig Williams fell early (in the 6th over). But then, Zane Green scored 24 off 32 balls. Even though, Erasmus 53 off 49 balls with 3 fours & 1 six & the star all rounder David Wiese scored 28 off 14 balls with 1 fours & 2 sixes to take their side to victory and keep super 12 qualification chances alive. 

For Ireland, Curtis Campher picked up 2 wickets. Other bowlers went wicketless. 

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In the first innings, disciplined bowling helped Namibia restrict Ireland to 125/8 in the first innings of the 11th match of the T20 World Cup. 

After opting to bat first, Ireland were off to a flier as the openers - Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien - smashed 55 runs inside the powerplay. The duo went to add 62 runs in 7.2 overs before Stirling got out scoring 38 off 24 balls. O'Brien followed his partner back to the pavilion in the next over after hitting 25 from 24 balls. 

The two wickets completely changed the momentum of the two teams as Namibian bowlers tightened their line and lengths and didn't let Irish batters score easy runs. 

Andrew Balbirnie scored a struggling 21 off 28 balls while the rest of the batting lineup couldn't go past double digits. 

For Namibia, Jan Frylinck picked up three wickets, David Wiese got two, while JJ Smit and Bernard Scholtz got one each. 

Brief Scorecard

Ireland - 125/8 

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021

Namibia - 126/2 in 18.2 overs


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