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T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Beat Namibia By 7 Wickets

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
October 18, 2021 • 22:51 PM View: 938

Sri Lanka began their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign with an easy win against Namibia on Monday in Oman. 

Chasing just 97, the Lankans were in a spot of bother after losing three wickets inside the powerplay and scored 37. 

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However, post that, Islanders had no problem whatsoever. Bhanuka Rajapaksha smashed 42 off just 27 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes while Avishka Fernando supported him well with his 30 off 28. 

The duo added 74 in just 50 balls to finish off the game in 14th over. 

Earlier, after putting Namibia into bat, Sri Lanka picked early wickets to push opposition to bat backfoot. The bowlers continued to pick wickets as Namibia batters failed to put on a partnership. 

Craig Williams top-scored with 29 while Gerhard Erasmus made 20 while the rest of the batters couldn't contribute much. 

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Apart from Maheesh Theekshana's three, Lahiru Kamara and Wanindu Hasaranga picked two wickets each while Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne got 1-1. 

Brief Scorecard

Namibia - 96/10 in 19.3 overs (Craig Williams - 29; Maheesh Theekshana - 3/25)

Sri Lanka - 100/3 in 13,3 overs (Bhanuka Rajapaksha - 42)


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