David Wiese particular offers Namibia first World Cup win

David Wiese particular offers Namibia first World Cup win


DUBAI – Namibia acquired their first factors of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 to maintain their hopes of constructing it to the Tremendous 12 stage alive.

David Wiese smashed 5 sixes in an unbeaten 66 off 40 balls as Namibia overcame a mid-innings stutter to overtake a goal of 165 with six wickets and 6 balls to spare.

The Netherlands, regardless of a second consecutive half-century by Max O’Dowd, discover their marketing campaign in tatters after two losses in as many video games.

A Wiese particular

Within the 10th over, Namibia have been three wickets down and had two new batters on the crease in Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus. Nevertheless, the duo refused to go on the defensive.

Roelof Van der Merwe was taken for 2 sixes – of which Wiese’s went straight down the bottom – in an over that price 16 runs. Colin Ackermann conceded 19 as Wiese once more went over the bowler.

Wiese’s fifty got here off simply 29 balls – fittingly along with his fourth six of the day, this one over cowl.

Erasmus’ 32 off 22 balls was important within the match-winning partnership of 93, off simply 51 balls.

The Netherlands had little reply to Wiese’s ball hanging. Whereas they managed to ship again Erasmus and Fred Klaassen bowled a decent spell on the loss of life, JJ Smit accomplished the formalities for a well-known win.

Namibia openers use their toes

The Wiese innings turned a recreation that had been keenly balanced until then. The Namibia openers had acquired off to a gradual begin, earlier than the Netherlands have been rewarded for attacking the stumps.

Within the second over of the chase, opener Zane Inexperienced started with back-to-back fours off Colin Ackermann, bringing out the sweep and the reverse sweep. That set the tone for the Powerplay.

Stephan Baard used his toes nicely, strolling throughout the stumps to open up the leg aspect. He survived a run-out probability and made Netherlands pay with a boundary the very subsequent ball.

Attending to 41/1 within the Powerplay, Namibia stored tempo with the Netherlands.

The reintroduction of Klaassen acquired the Netherlands a much-needed breakthrough, as Inexperienced chopped on to his stumps. Craig Williams and Baard then fell in back-to-back overs, each undone by spin.

However with Wiese and Erasmus within the center, Namibia have been nonetheless within the hunt.

Netherlands bat positively

Earlier, put in, the Netherlands adopted a extra constructive strategy to their batting as in comparison with their earlier recreation. Stephan Myburgh got here in for opener Ben Cooper and was one in all two modifications within the aspect.

Myburgh and O’Dowd welcomed Wiese with a few fours within the second over. O’Dowd then pulled a brief ball from Ruben Trumpelmann for six, earlier than following it up with a lofted 4 down the bottom.

Van der Merwe, who was promoted to get some fast runs, confirmed his intent with a reverse-swept 4. Nevertheless, he was caught within the deep with out including rather more, giving Wiese his first wicket.

Intelligent with their strains, the Namibia bowlers additionally used the gradual bouncer to good impact. On the midway mark, the Netherlands reached 69/2 and the innings was keenly balanced.

O’Dowd leads the cost

O’Dowd’s knock was the core of the Netherlands innings. He was concerned in a gradual opening stand of 42 in 34 balls, earlier than battling warmth and exhaustion so as to add 82 for the third wicket.

Struggling within the warmth of Abu Dhabi, he confronted a number of run-out possibilities if the Namibian fielders had hit the mark. Nevertheless, he did nicely to maneuver his toes, discover the gaps and hold the scoreboard ticking.

He targetted the shorter boundary on the off-side with a lofted shot to convey up his fifty with a 4. He went on to make 70 off 56 balls, run out within the last over whereas going for the second.

Scott Edwards got here in on the loss of life and struck three boundaries to make a fast 21* off simply 11. Nevertheless, with few different Netherlands batters managing to clear the ropes within the loss of life, they paid for being a couple of runs quick.-ICC

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