Namibia’s history of losing to the Netherlands

The Namibian national cricket team made history in their second match of the first round of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi. The newcomers won the T20 World Cup for the first time, losing by six wickets against the Dutch. At the same time, Erasmus kept alive the hope of playing in the main round of the World Cup.

Namibia got off to a great start thanks to two openers who went down to bat in reply to the 175 runs given by the Netherlands. Green scored 19 and 15 before being dismissed. Craig Williams scored 11 runs for the second wicket.

Namibia was under some pressure with 52 runs for 3 wickets in 6.2 overs. But in the fourth wicket partnership, all-rounder David Wise batted well with captain Erasmus. At that time, the pair averaged 93 runs off just 57 balls to lead the team to victory. Captain Erasmus was dismissed for 32 off 22 balls.

Former Proteas all-rounder David Wise, on the other hand, left the field with a win after completing his personal half-century. He remained unbeaten on 7 runs. Playing 40 balls, this innings is arranged with 4 fours and 5 sixes.

Earlier, the Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat first. He made 42 runs in the opening match. Opener Stephen Maiberg returned with a personal 17 runs. Van der Marwei batted for the second wicket and scored only 6 runs.

Max O’Dwyer and Colin Ackerman are playing great for the third wicket. And that is why the Dutch are moving towards a big collection. At this time the two together scored 72 runs. Colin Ackerman was dismissed for 35 off 32 balls. His innings sorted a six and four.

On the other hand, Odued continues to play with the bat. In the end he played and picked up a personal half-century. He scored 60 runs before being run out in the fourth ball of the last over of the innings. Playing only 56 balls, his innings was 5 fours and one four.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Scott Edwards made 20 runs off just 11 balls in the end. Besides, Van Beek left the crease for 2 runs.

Meanwhile, Jan Frylink took maximum 2 wickets for 38 runs for Namibia. David Wise also got a wicket.

(Dhaka Times / 20 October / October)


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