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T20 World Cup 2021, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights: NAM win by four wickets

T20 World Cup 2021, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights: Namibia registered a four-wicket win over Scotland in their first Super 12 contest and continued their fairytale debut.

T20 World Cup 2021, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights.

T20 World Cup 2021, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights: Namibia defeated Scotland by four wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Opting to bowl, Namibia first restricted Scotland to 109/8 and then chased down the target in 19.1 overs. JJ Smit remained not out on 32, while Craig Williams made 23. Earlier, Michael Leask top-scored for Scotland with a 27-ball 44, while Chris Greaces made 25. Ruben Trumpelmann was the best bowler for Namibia with figures of 3/17, while Jan Flrylinck (2/10) picked up two wickets.

Match EndedICC World Twenty20, 2021 - Super 12 - Match 21

Scotland

109/8 (20.0)
vs

Namibia

115/6 (19.1)

Match Ended ( Day - Super 12 - Match 21 )
Namibia beat Scotland by 4 wickets

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T20 World Cup 2021, Scotland vs Namibia Highlights:

22:48 (IST)27 Oct 2021
NAM win by four wickets!

And Smit takes Namibia home with a six in the final over and it's glorious! They open their campaign with a four-wicket win over Scotland. Some brilliant bowling at the start and they held their nerves in the end. NAM: 115/6 (19.1 overs)

22:40 (IST)27 Oct 2021
WICKET!

A six from Wiese (16) takes Namibia closer to victory but Scotland are not giving up easily! Leask takes his second wicket of the evening and dismisses the batter. Watt with the catch at short third man. NAM: 102/5 (17.4 overs)

22:29 (IST)27 Oct 2021
NAM need 25 runs in 30 balls

Sharif comes back into the attack and Smit (12*) punishes the overpitched delivery for a four. And that's the kind of reaction Namibia require after the dismissal of Williams on 23. The equation: 25 in 30 balls. NAM: 85/4 (15 overs)

22:11 (IST)27 Oct 2021
BOWLED HIM!

Leask adds a wicket to his 44-run knock! The ball sneaks through the bat and the pad and hits the top of the sticks... there was nothing Erasmus (4) could do about it. A big, big wicket for Scotland. Game on! NAM: 61/3 (11.2 overs)

22:03 (IST)27 Oct 2021
SIX! WICKET!

Williams comes up with a moment to rejoice as he wallops Watt high for a brilliant six, but minutes later, in the next over, Green (9) perishes after trying to imitate his partner. Munsey with the catch at long-off. NAM: 50/2 (9.1 overs)

21:52 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Green in his groove

Green (7*) starts off slowly but shows his class against Greaves as he smacks the bowler for a well-hit boundary. The batter sinks to one knee and scoops the delivery through the short fine region for his first four. NAM: 40/1 (8 overs)

21:43 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Williams, Green make it to end of powerplay

There's the breakthrough! Right after van Lingen's (18) consecutive boundaries, Sharif dismisses the batter with a slower ball. A thick-leading edge and the catch is taken by Berrington. Williams and Green hold fort. NAM: 29/1 (6 overs)

21:31 (IST)27 Oct 2021
NAM taking it nice and easy

Namibia off to a calculated start in Abu Dhabi now. Both Williams and van Lingen are sticking to rotating the strike, rather than choosing to go for ambitious shots right from the start. Scotland need a wicket. NAM: 16/0 (4 overs)

21:20 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Williams, van Lingen open for NAM

Craig Williams and Michael van Lingen open the chase for Namibia. Bradley Wheal restarts the proceedings with the ball and it's not the brightest of beginnings! Four leg byes on the second ball itself. Two singles too. NAM: 6/0 (1 over)

21:06 (IST)27 Oct 2021
SCO end on 109/8, NAM need 110 runs to win!

After Frylinck removed Watt for his second wicket, Namibia put more pressure on the batters. Devoid of any boundaries, Scotland limp towards a below-par finish. Greaves (25) and Davey (5*) try their best to get some reckless runs in the final over, bowled by Wiese but they can only score seven runs and lose the earlier in the process. SCO: 109/8 (20 overs)

21:00 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Bloom like a flower in the dawn

Pikky ya France is Nambia's off spinner with one of the most beautiful actions one can imagine. The camera from behind is the best place to start. His arms whirl up like Harbhajan Singh but at a reduced speed -- watching Bhaji's video at 0.25 speed, say -- as the arms bloom out like a flower. Then in a blink, he turns into a Nathan Lyon ish release with the high left knee and a languid release. An action for sore eyes, if one.

20:53 (IST)27 Oct 2021
BOWLED HIM!

Scotland suffer a big blow as in-form Leask is sent back to the dressing room after an enterprising 27-ball 44. Namibia's Smit keeps it straight and Leask misses the sweep and the ball crashes into the stumps. SCO: 93/6 (16.2 overs)

20:50 (IST)27 Oct 2021
SCO aiming for a big finish

Leask (44*) and Greaves (17*) continue to build their partnership in the death overs. SCO: 92/5 (16 overs)

20:38 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Leask, Greaves fight on

Despite being five down, Leask (37*) doesn't seem disheartened a bit! He maintains his momentum and hits his second six of the innings. Greaves (11*) chips in too, with a four against Scholtz. 10 runs off the over. SCO: 78/5 (14 overs)

20:25 (IST)27 Oct 2021
FOUR! SIX! WICKET!

Leask (27*) finds his rhythm and smacks van Lingen for a four and a six to up the ante a bit. But in the next over, Frylinck brings Cross' (19) innings to an end. Bowled! The off-stump gets hit and Scotland suffer more. SCO: 57/5 (11.1 overs)

20:14 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Leask hits a boundary

After handling Scholtz's spin and getting six runs off the previous over, Leask (13*) assumes responsibility. He takes on Wiese and nails a dominating pull shot through deep mid-wicket for four! Cross is on 17*. SCO: 39/4 (9 overs)

20:05 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Trumpelmann trumps SCO early on!

Namibia's Ruben Trumpelmann, with a name worthy of a fairy tale character ala Rumpeltstiltskin, shock and awed Scotland with a three-wicket burst in the first over. Born in Pretoria in South Africa, he even represented South African universities, when a chance meeting at an airport changed his life. It was Albie Morkel, Namibia’s assistant coach, who he bumped into. 

“My dad was born in Windhoek [capital of Namibia], so I always knew about my link to Namibia but I never thought about it much. Then in September last year I saw Albie (Morkel) at the airport and he said why don't I consider playing for Namibia, because Namibia by then had gained One Day International status. Pierre de Bruyn [the head coach of Namibia] was also a big motivator so I decided to join Namibia,” he has said. 

Another left-hand pacer who has the ability to curve back in, much like Shaheen Afridi, leaves his footprints on yet another crime scene in the first over of a match. He removed Scotland’s premier batsman George Munsey for a first-ball fuck when the left-hand batter inside-edged a cut on to his stumps. On the third ball, came the one that went with the angle that had Calum MacLeod edging behind. The best came next ball. A lovely screaming nipbacker that trapped the stand-in captain Richie Berrington in front of the stumps.  The left-handers are leaving a trail of wreck behind them in this World Cup.

20:02 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Cross, Leask make it to end of powerplay

Wiese helps Namibia get their fourth wicket! Wallace (4) is beaten for pace and gets trapped between the wickets. As plumb as it gets! Leask comes on next and hits the second four of the innings to end the powerplay. SCO: 22/4 (6 overs)

19:49 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Wallace, Cross hold fort for SCO

Wallace and Cross are taking it very slowly after their team's initial collapse. Frylinck joins the attack for Namibia and concedes just two runs. Trumpelmann comes back and maintains the pressure on the batting pair. SCO: 6/3 (3 overs)

19:39 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Trumpelmann on a roll!

Berrington, the stand-in skipper, is the latest one to walk back to the pavilion. He fails to judge the trajectory of the ball and it hits him right on the pads. Trapped and dismissed! Trumpelmann with his third of the night! SCO: 2/3 (1 overs)

Namibia have produced some solid batting display as they scripted two successive chases in the last two matches. It was the duo of skipper Erasmus and all-rounder David Wiese, who scored bulk of the runs as Namibia overhauled targets of 164 and 125 with plenty of balls to spare in the last two games. Wiese has also starred with the ball, taking three wickets with his medium pace, while left-arm pacer Jan Frylinck too dished out superlative performance snapping five wickets to keep their opponents to modest scores. For Scotland, batting trio of Richie Berrington, George Munsey and Matthew Cross have produced the goods in the qualifying matches but their batting line-up looked clueless against Afghanistan spinners and they will hope to give a better account of themselves on Wednesday. Among bowlers, Josh Davey has been the most successful with nine wickets so far from four matches, while Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt and Brad Wheal too have contributed and the team will look up to them to keep the opposition in check.

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