Debutants Namibia acquired themselves out of a tough scenario in a low-scoring recreation to report a memorable four-wicket win over Scotland of their opening Tremendous 12 match within the ICC T20 World Cup right here on Wednesday.
Namibia, who had overwhelmed Eire and Netherlands to qualify for the Tremendous 12 stage, restricted Scotland to 109 for eight after left-arm pacer Ruben Trumpelmann struck thrice in a sensational first over.
It ought to have been a straight ahead chase however Scotland made it extraordinarily robust for Namibia on a gradual pitch.
The Scottish spin trio of Chris Greaves, Mark Watt and Michael Lesk have been in a position to preserve the stress on Namibia batters however the seasoned David Wiese (16 off 15) and JJ Smith (32 not out off 23) discovered a approach to break the shackles.
Wiese was dismissed when Namibia was near the ending line however Smit ensured his crew crossed the ending line within the twentieth over with a six over level.
Openers Craig Williams (23) and Michael van Lingen (18) made a sedate begin to the run chase and although runs have been laborious to come back by, the required run price was by no means a problem.
Scotland bowled their coronary heart out however their batters lack of ability to place sufficient runs on the board led to their downfall.
Earlier, 23-year-old Trumpelmann acquired the ball to form again into the right-hander from the phrase go and the one which went away with the angle additionally troubled the Scotland top-order.
George Munsey performed on the primary ball of the match earlier than Trumpelmann had Calum Macleod caught behind off an angled supply because the batter anticipated a deadly inswinger.
The subsequent ball was the inswinger and Richard Berrington, who was main Scotland rather than injured Kyle Coetzer, may do little about it. He reviewed the on-field umpire’s determination however DRS discovered the ball clipping the leg-stump.
Scotland have been reeling at 18 for 4 after all-rounder David Wiese trapped Craig Wallace in entrance of the stumps with a ball that skidded on to the batter’s pads.
With their opponents in dire straits, Namibia may have attacked extra after the primary six overs. Michael Leask (44 off 27) joined opener Matthew Cross (19 off 33) within the center and the duo steadied the ship with a 39-run stand.
One other left-arm pacer, Jan Frylinck, discovered Wallace stumps’ from across the wicket to cut back Scotland to 57 for 5.
Leask acquired the much-needed boundaries to take the crew nearer to the 100-run mark earlier than falling to JJ Smit within the seventeenth over.
Contemplating their disastrous begin, Scotland did properly to get previous 100.
Nambia have been additionally sensible within the final 5 overs, conceding solely 25 runs and taking three wickets.