T20 World Cup 2021, SCO vs NAM: Namibia hand Scotland their second super 12 loss

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T20 World Cup was a double header contest and Namibia defeated Scotland by four wickets in the second half of the double header.

Namibia was playing the first match of the super 12 and won a their first match in a thrilling contest that went till the last over. Scotland with this loss is practically out of the tournament but not officially yet.

Namibia won the toss and elected to bowl first. Namibia restricted Scotland on 109 in 20 overs at the loss of 8 wickets and then chased it in a thrilling match with 4 wickets and 5 balls.

Ruben Trumpelmann was awarded with the player of the match for his splendid bowling spell of 3 wickets for 17 runs in four overs and played a crucial role in restricting the Scottish side on such a low score.

Match Summary

Namibia won the toss and invited Scotland to bat first. George Munsey and Matthew Cross came to open innings. George Munsey got out on the first ball of the match giving Namibia and Ruben their first wicket.

Ruben Trumpelmann striked again in the first over of the match and this time Calum MacLeod who got out on duck and on the very next ball Scotland lost another wicket in form of Berrington.

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Scotland lost three wickets on the score of 2 in the first over itself and all three batsmen returned without scoring a single run.

David Wiese gave Namibia another wicket in the sixth over in form of Craig Wallace who got out after scoring 4 runs of 13 balls.

Michael Leask joined Cross in the middle and progressed the scoreboard. Cross was seemingly struggling against the Namibia bowling line-up and got out in the 12th over.

Cross before his departure on Jan Frylinck’s delivery scored 19 runs of 33 balls.

Michael Leask played a blazing knock of 44 runs in just 27 balls and helped his side reached the score of 109. He got the support from Chris Greaves for a while who scored a 25 of 32 balls before his departure.

Scotland lost wickets in regular intervals and failed to score big and finished their innings with 109 on board at the loss of 8 wickets.

Craig Williams and Michael van Lingen came to open the innings for Namibia and chase the target.

Both batsmen did get the start but failed to turn it into big as Lingen got out in the sixth over itself after scoring just 18 runs of 24 balls.

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Zane Green joined Williams in the middle but could not do much as he got out in the 10th over after scoring just 9 runs of 13 balls.

Namibia lost two more wickets in quick intervals in form of Gerhard Erasmus and Craig Williams. Scotland was back in the game with quick wickets and strict bowling.

David Wiese and JJ Smit played good knocks and ensured their sides victory. David Wiese got out after scoring 16 runs of 14 balls but helped his team reach almost at the target.

JJ Smit scored and unbeaten 32 of just 23 balls and ensured Namibia’s victory. Smit hit a six to complete the Target.

Namibia had a great start for their super 12 journey on the other hand things are practically over for Scotland in this tournament.

They had a great Qualifying stage and will be looking forward to showcase some banger in their remaining matches.

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