David Wiese quickfire unbeaten knock of 66 runs aided by skipper Gerhard Erasmus’ composure helped Namibia stun the Netherlands by six wickets in Group A of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup here on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Chasing 165, Namibia got off to an exact open as openers Zane Green and Stephan Baard placed on 34 runs for the first wicket however this stand changed into once decrease immediate in the fifth over as Fred Klaassen got the easier of Green (15). Craig Williams (11) didn’t end on the crease for a very very lengthy time, and Namibia changed into once lowered to 47/2, indifferent needing 118 runs to rob from 77 balls.
Stephen Baard (19) changed into once then bowled by Pieter Seelaar, enabling the Netherlands to waste an better hand in the match. Nonetheless, David Wiese next came out to bat and he started teeing off, and his quickfire sixes kept Namibia in the hunt of chasing down 165. Wiese and Erasmus fashioned a 93-flee stand for the fourth wicket and it changed into once at final resulted in the 17th over as Erasmus (32) changed into once despatched relief to the pavilion.
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Nonetheless, crossing the ending line didn’t speak too extensive a deal for Namibia and in the tip, the aspect registered a six-wicket rob with six balls to spare.
Earlier, Max ODowd played a knock of 70 runs because the Netherlands posted a complete of 164/4. Sent into bat first, Netherlands got off to an real open as openers ODowd and Stephan Myburgh placed on 42 runs inner the first six overs, however, Namibia stormed correct relief as Jan Frylinck and David Wiese pushed aside Myburgh (17) and Roelof van der Merwe (6), decreasing the Netherlands to 55/2.
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ODowd and Colin Ackermann then got collectively on the crease for the Netherlands and the duo didn’t let the momentum drop for the Dutch. Ackermann went on to play a knock of 35, however it surely changed into once ODowd who ensured that the Netherlands posts a complete of larger than the 160-flee mark.
Fast Scores: Netherlands 164/4 (Max ODowd 70, Colin Ackermann 35; Jan Frylinck 2-36); Namibia 166/4 (David Wiese 66*, Gerhard Erasmus 32; Pieter Seelaar 1-8).