Namibia, on Sunday (October 16) outclassed Sri Lanka by 55 runs within the opening sport of the 2022 Males’s T20 World Cup at Simonds Stadium, Australia.
Placing to bat first, Namibia discovered themselves in all kinds of troubles after being diminished to 35/3 inside powerplay. Nonetheless, because of Stephan Baard and skipper Gerhald Erasmus’s fourth wicket partnership of 41 runs, Namibia returned to the observe.
Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit performed blinder of an inning on the backend and cast a match-defining partnership value 70 runs off simply 34 balls to propel the Erasmus-led aspect to a combating whole of 163 runs for the lack of seven wickets.
Whereas Jan Frylinck hammered 44 runs off simply 28 balls, JJ Smit remained undefeated for 31 runs off simply 16 balls. For Lankan Lions, Pramod Madushan picked two wickets whereas the opposite bowlers managed to get one every.
In reply, Sri Lanka was bowled out for simply 108 in 19 overs. The Namibian bowlers had been proper on the cash as they stored the Sri Lankan on the acute again foot from the get-go and by no means allowed them to settle within the center.
For Namibia, the likes of David Wiese, Bernard Scholtz, Jan Frylinck and Ben Shikongo picked two wickets every whereas JJ Smit additionally picked one in his three overs’ spell.
Two groups from every group qualify for Tremendous 12s, which start on 22 October. Sri Lanka and Namibia be part of Netherlands and United Arab Emirates in Group A within the first spherical. West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Eire make up Group B.
After this loss, Sri Lanka are left with two video games, towards UAE and Netherlands, respectively and they should win all of it with a view to qualify for the Tremendous 12s.
Namibia will tackle Netherlands on Tuesday, October 18 at Geelong whereas Sri Lanka will tackle United Arab Emirates on the identical day on the identical venue.
Namibia: 163/7 (20)
Jan Frylinck 44(28), JJ Smit 31(16)*
Pramod Madushan 2/37, Maheesh Theekshana 1/23
Sri Lanka: 108/10
Dasun Shanaka 29(23), Bhanuka Rajapaksa 20(21)
David Wiese 2/16, Bernard Scholtz 2/18
Namibia gained by 55 runs.
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