T20 World Cup: Another great win for Namibia as they beat Scotland by 4 Wickets
Namibia won the match by 4 wickets against Scotland after Ruben Trumpelmann’s excellent performance in the first over.
The 21st Match of the 2021 T20 World Cup was between Scotland and Namibia played on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Both teams got the chance to compete in the Super 12 round, after qualifying from Round 1 of the 2021 T20 World Cup. For Namibia, this is their 1st match of the Super 12 whereas Scotland lost to Afghanistan in their Super 12 opener.
The Line-up for Scotland vs Namibia
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer sits out with a finger injury – Richie Berrington will lead in his place, Craig Wallace comes into the XI.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 27, 2021
Namibia won the toss and decided to bowl.
Namibia’s excellent performance led them to win by 4 Wickets against Scotland
1st Innings – Scotland put 109 Runs on the board
Ruben Trumpelmann strikes for Namibia in the very 1st ball of the match as he bowled out George Munsey. Then follows on to pick 2 more wickets of Calum MacLeod and stand-in-captain Richie Berrington. An excellent 1st over for Namibia, as Scotland was 2/3.
Meanwhile, in the last over of the powerplay – another wicket falls as Craig Wallace is back in the pavilion due to an LBW decision, bowled by David Wiese. Scotland was at 18/4 (5.3 overs).
Then, Matthew Cross was bowled out by Jan Frylinck – they were 57/5 (11.1 overs). However, set batsman Michael Leask got out at 44 (off 27 balls), with that Scotland was 93/6 in 16.2 overs. Then next 2 quick wickets fell as Scotland finishes at 109/8 (20 overs).
2nd Innings – Namibia’s Target is 110 Runs
The 1st wicket falls as Michael van Lingen got out in the last over of the powerplay. At this stage, Namibia was 28/1 (5.3 overs).
By the 13th over, they lost three more wickets of Zane Green, Gerhard Erasmus and Craig Williams. After that, Namibia was 67/4 (12.3 overs).
However, David Wiese 16 (off 14) also lost his wicket & they were 102/5 in 17.4 overs. Meanwhile, JJ Smit guided his team to victory in the last over. Smit was unbeaten – 32 (off 23 balls). Thus, Namibia finished at 115/6 (19.1 overs).
As a result, Namibia won the match by 4 Wickets. Hence, the Player of the Match was awarded to Ruben Trumpelmann for his bowling spell of 3/17.
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) October 27, 2021