T20 World Cup, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights: Debutants Namibia extend impressive run with win over Scotland in Super 12s | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Namibia emerged from a difficult situation after making their debut in a low-scoring game to record a memorable four-wicket win over Scotland in their first Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Wednesday.
Namibia, who qualified for the Super 12 after losing to Ireland and the Netherlands, limited Scotland to 109 for eight after left-arm pacer Ruben Trumpelman hit three times in a thrilling first over.
It should have chased a straight forward but Scotland made it extremely difficult for Namibia on a slow pitch.

The Scottish spin trio of Chris Greaves, Mark Watt and Michael Lesk were able to keep up the pressure on the Namibian batsmen but veterans David Weiss (16 off 15 balls) and JJ Smith (32 not out off 23 balls) found a way to break the shackles.
Wiseke was sent off when Namibia was close to the finish line but Schmidt confirmed that his team had crossed the finish line with a six-over point in the 20th over.
Scotland v Namibia: As it happened
Openers Craig Williams (23) and Michael Van Lingen (16) made a quiet start to chase runs and although runs were hard to come by, the required run rate was never a problem.
Scotland gave them a heart out but their batsmen fell because they could not give enough runs on the board.
Earlier, the 23-year-old Trumpelman got the ball back to the right-hander from the word go and what went into the corner also caused problems for Scotland’s top-order.
George Munshi played the first ball of the match and Trampleman caught Callum McLeod at an angle delivery as the batsman expected a deadly inswinger.
The next ball was inswinger and Richard Barrington, who led Scotland to replace the injured Kyle Quetzer, could do little about it. He reviewed the on-field umpire’s decision but the DRS ball stuck with the leg-stump.
Scotland were 16 for four when all-rounder David Wiz hit Craig Wallace on the ball pad in front of the stumps.
Namibia could have attacked more after the first six overs, putting their opponents under terrible stress. Michael Lisk (44 off 27 balls) joins opener Matthew Cross (19 off 33 balls) in midfield and the pair held the ship steady with a 39-run stand.
Another left-arm pacer, John Frylink, found Wallace stumps around the wicket to reduce Scotland to 56 for five.
Lisk got the much-needed boundary to take the team closer to 100 before falling to JJ Smith in the 17th over.
Considering their catastrophic start, Scotland did well to cross the 100 mark.
Nambia were also great in the last five overs, conceding just 25 runs and taking three wickets.


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