When the primary match of the T20 World Cup 2022 qualifying spherical happened earlier at this time between Sri Lanka and Namibia, Sri Lanka was the overwhelming favourite for the sport not simply because they had been a extra skilled group, but additionally as a result of they’d solely lately received the Asia Cup.
However, as the sport turned out, Namibia didn’t simply find yourself beating Sri Lanka, however they beat them in a relatively convincing method, by a margin of greater than 50 runs.
It’s not that Namibia had put large runs on the board batting first. They’d been capable of get only a tad above 160, which appeared nicely inside the attain of Sri Lanka on the mid-time break, however the Sri Lankan batsmen simply didn’t appear to have the ability to cope nicely with the bounce on provide whereas attempting to chase the goal.
When Sri Lanka received the Asia Cup, it was in UAE and the character of the surfaces was utterly totally different there. The bounce was on the decrease aspect and spin was the most important issue as nicely, nevertheless it wasn’t the case in Australia at this time the place the bounce was the most important issue.
Namibia’s win has made the qualifying spherical of the T20 World Cup 2022 very attention-grabbing
Though the bowlers of Namibia weren’t quick sufficient, they hit the pitch actually onerous and even their spinners received a bit of little bit of bounce off the floor, which made it robust for the Sri Lankan batsmen to play their photographs freely. In the long run, it turned out to be a no-match at, and never simply the Sri Lankan followers, however the cricket followers, basically, had been fairly shocked by the results of the sport.
The followers on Twitter had shocking and in some circumstances, hilarious reactions as nicely on Namibia’s victory, however one factor is for positive this victory has now made the qualifying spherical of the T20 World Cup very attention-grabbing.
Listed here are the Twitter reactions after Namibia beat Sri Lanka within the first match of the T20 World Cup 2022 –
Take a bow Namibia 🙌🏽👏🏽 #SLvsNAM #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/y8jySVWghZ
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 16, 2022
What an upset we’ve on our arms right here ….. Namibia are on fireplace, fielding like they personal the stadium.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 16, 2022
Namibia profitable this match may lead to West Indies & Sri Lanka each qualifying into Group 2 with India, Pakistan, South Africa & Bangladesh – forming a bunch of dying. Clearly an extended solution to go on this match & this week however that may be an enormous shake-up. #T20WorldCup
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 16, 2022
Profitable celebration by Namibia – An amazing day at Geelong, unimaginable Namibia. pic.twitter.com/rSIkuh0PWP
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 16, 2022
Who doesn’t love an @ICC occasion?!! Seems to be like we are actually going to have an upset within the first recreation. Asia Cup winners, 🇱🇰 could go right down to Namibia 🇳🇦 WHAT..A..START!! 😱
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 16, 2022
Namibia have crushed Asia Cup winners, Sri Lanka by 55 runs. ICC, cease with these foolish additional qualifying teams and simply have a 16 group World Cup. #T20WorldCup2022
— kεz (@_kezx) October 16, 2022
Didn’t see that coming…nicely performed Namibia!Nonetheless holding my prediction as Sri Lanka will nonetheless qualify I’m positive!#ICCT20WorldCup2022 @OfficialSLC
— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) October 16, 2022
Namibia in T20 internationals:
Matches – 39.Received – 27.Misplaced – 12.
– Commendable file maintained by Namibia!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 16, 2022