T20 World Cup: Namibia beat Scotland by 4 wickets

The Nation  |  Oct 27, 2021

Namibia started their Super 12 campaign on a winning note as they beat Scotland by four wickets in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening.

After inviting Scotland to bat first, Ruben Trumpelmann helped Namibia start on a strong note, and restricted Scotland to 109/8 in 20 overs.

Trumpelmann picked three wickets in the first over, a blow from which Scotland could never recover.

In response, Namibia got off to a decent start, maintaining a check on the required run-rate.

The team did lose three quick wickets in the middle overs but JJ Smit's cool composure helped Namibia complete the run-chase with five balls to spare. 

With six required in 11 balls, JJ Smit plays an immaculate drive to put Namibia in complete control. He then rotates the strike but his partner Jan Frylinck fails to finish the match, as he hits a fulltoss straight to the fielder at short mid-wicket. Namibia are batting on 109/6 after 19 overs, they need one more to win.  

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JJ Smit finishes the match in style as he hits six in the first ball of the 20th over and helps Namibia beat Scotland by four wickets. 

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