Namibia Vs Scotland Quick Review — Namibia took the game deep, maybe too deep, but came on top at the end.
Scotland needs to do some introspection, while Namibia continue on their merry way.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: Namibia won the toss and chose to field first.
Venue: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock & Rod Tucker
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Namibia won by 4 wickets
- Scores: Scotland 109/8 – Namibia 115/6
- Player of the Match: Ruben Trumpelmann 3/17
- Best Figures
- Ruben Trumpelmann (4-0-17-3)
- Michael Leask (2-0-12-2)
- Most Runs
- Michael Leask 44 (27)
- JJ Smith 32* (23)
Moments of The Day: Namibia’s Lower Middle Order Key to Their Success
- Trumpelmann’s 3 in the first over put the game in Namibia’s first up. Bowled, caught behind, LBW. Brilliant.
- After 5/57, Scotland marshalled a recovery via Michael Leask & Chris Greaves, which took them to a respectable 109/8. Leask backed his batting with 2/12.
- Let us talk about Mark Watt, Scotland’s left-arm spinner. The spinners pegged Namibia back and positive attacking fields brought Scotland back in this game. Watt was the highlight of the bowlers Has anyone been more consistent? His figures in the last five matches:
- Nerves were palpable. Eventually it was David Wiese and JJ Smit, that took Namibia to victory. 16 (14) with 1 six by Wiese helped but the lead was taken by Smit, who ended with 32* (23), including the match-winning six.
Amazing scenes and celebrations by the Namibian fans.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Scotland’s Story Hits A Wall
- After the 2019 heartbreak, Scotland has been one of the stories of the tournament. However a tough loss against Afghanistan and another loss now against a team they would have wanted a win means their journey has hit a wall..
T20 World Cup Points Table, Stat Alert
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Highest Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker, Most Catches, and Most Dismissals. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Musfiqur Rahim – 135 runs (Bangladesh, 5 Matches)
- Shakib Al Hasan – 11 wickets (Bangladesh, 4 Matches)
- Calum MacLeod – 6 catches (Scotland, 5 Matches)
- Nurul Hasan, Matthew Cross (Bangladesh/Scotland) – 5 dismissals
Group 1 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. England||2||2||0||0||4||+ 3.614|
|2. Sri Lanka||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.583|
|3. Australia||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.253|
|4. South Africa||2||1||1||0||2||+ 0.179|
|5. Bangladesh||2||0||2||0||0||– 1.655|
|6. West Indies||2||0||2||0||0||– 2.550|
Group 2 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Pakistan||2||2||0||0||4||+ 0.738|
|2. Afghanistan||1||1||0||0||2||+ 6.500|
|3. Namibia||1||0||1||0||2||+ 0.550|
|4. New Zealand||1||0||1||0||0||– 0.532|
|5. India||1||0||1||0||0||– 0.973|
|6. Scotland||2||0||0||0||2||– 3.562|
Also, if you have not yet read our T20 World Cup Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- A Review – Group A 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka
- B Review – Group B 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland
- 1 Review – Group 1 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies
- 2 Review – Group 2 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand
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