All-rounder David Wiese`s unbeaten fifty (66 not out off 40 balls) led Namibia to a complete six-wicket win over Netherlands within the seventh match of the ICC Males`s T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
This was the primary win of the event for Namibia whereas Netherlands` marketing campaign is in tatters after two losses in as many video games. The victory retains Namibia`s hopes of reaching the Tremendous 12 alive, whereas the Netherlands now have to beat Sri Lanka of their remaining match to have any probability of constructing it by.
Opener Max O`Dowd`s second half-century of the event helped the Netherlands submit 164/4 in 20 overs. Chasing a difficult goal for victory, Namibia had a great begin, scoring 41-1 within the powerplay. Nevertheless, the likes of Craig Williams and Baard then fell in back-to-back overs, leaving Namibia in hassle. The lack of three wickets within the first 10 overs with 68 on the board left the center order with a lot to do. However with Wiese and Erasmus within the center, Namibia have been nonetheless within the hunt.
Each Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus refused to go on the defensive. Roelof Van der Merwe was taken for 2 sixes – of which Wiese 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 very important within the match-winning partnership of 93, off simply 51 balls.
The Netherlands had little reply to Wiese`s ball putting. Whereas they managed to ship again Erasmus and Fred Klaassen bowled a decent spell on the demise, JJ Smit (14 not out off 8) accomplished the formalities for a well-known win.
Earlier, batting first, Netherlands openers Stephan Myburgh and Max O`Dowd adopted a constructive strategy and performed freely within the powerplay. Myburgh and O`Dowd welcomed David Wiese with a few fours within the second over. O`Dowd, carrying his good kind from the primary sport, pulled a brief ball from Ruben Trumpelmann for six after which charged down the pitch for a lofted 4 down the bottom.
The opening pair added 42 runs earlier than Jan Frylinck gave Namibia the primary breakthrough by eliminating Stephan Myburgh (17) within the remaining over of the powerplay.
Roelof 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 far more, giving Wiese his first wicket. Namibia bowled with self-discipline and managed to decelerate the scoring, holding their opponents to 69/2 on the midway mark.
From there on, O`Dowd did properly to seek out the gaps and maintain the scoreboard ticking. He focused the shorter boundary on the off-side with a lofted shot to carry up his fifty with a 4. He went on to make 70 off 56 balls, run out within the remaining over whereas going for the second.
Nevertheless, it wasn`t simple for different batters to get the large hits, given the massive boundaries of the bottom. Colin Ackermann, who himself was saved in examine by a sequence of extensive yorkers, took 30 balls to hit the primary six. Scott Edwards got here in on the demise and struck three boundaries to make a fast 21* off simply 11 and took the Netherlands to 164-4 in 20 overs, which wasn`t sufficient.
Transient scores: Netherlands: 164/4 in 20 overs (Max O`Dowd 70 off 56, Ackermann 35 off 32; Jan Frylinck 2/36) misplaced to Namibia 166-4 in 19 Overs (David Wiese 66 not out off 40), Gerhard Erasmus 32 off 22; Fred Klaassen 1/14).
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