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Erasmus Half-Century Saw Namibia Into Super 12s


Gerhard Erasmus’ 53 not out saw Namibia into the Super 12s after an 8-wicket win over Ireland while Sri Lanka would make it 3 wins from 3 in Friday’s ICC T20 World Cup action.

Ireland vs Namibia

Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first.

Paul Stirling (pictured below) would be caught by Jan Loftie-Eaton off the bowling of Bernard Scholtz for 38 off 24 balls before Kevin O’Brien would be caught by Michael van Lingen off the bowling of Jan Frylinck for 25. Gareth Delany would be bowled by David Wiese for 9 before captain Andy Balbirnie would be LBW to Frylinck for 21.

Curtis Campher would be bowled by the same bowler for 4 before Harry Tector would be caught behind by Zane Green off the bowling of Wiese for 8. Neil Rock would be bowled by JJ Smit for 5 before Mark Adair would be run out by Wiese for the same score – Simi Singh and Craig Young would finish 5 and 1 not out respectively.

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Craig Williams would be caught by O’Brien off the bowling of Campher for 15 before Green would be the other wicket to fall, to the same combination, for 24 with Gerhard Erasmus (53, pictured below) and Wiese (28 off 14 balls) saw Namibia into the Super 12s.

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IRE 125/8 (20 overs), NAM 126/2 (18.3 overs)

Sri Lanka vs The Netherlands

Sri Lanka would win the toss and bat to field first.

Max O’Dowd would be run out by Dasun Shanaka for 2 before Ben Cooper would be bowled by Maheesh Theekshana for 9. Stephan Myburgh would be dismissed the same way for 5 before Colin Ackermann would be LBW to Wanindu Hasaranga (pictured below) for 11.

Bas de Leede would be dismissed the same way without scoring before Roelof van der Merwe would be caught behind by Kusal Perera off the bowling of Dushmantha Chameera for the same score. Pieter Seelaar would be LBW to Hasaranga for 2 before Scott Edwards would be LBW to Lahiru Kumara for 8. Brandon Glover would be caught by Perera for another duck before Paul van Meekeren would be the final man out, becoming the third wicket of the over LBW, being the fourth and final duck of the innings – Fred Klaassen was 1 not out.

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Pathum Nissanka would be caught by van Meekeren off the bowling of Glover without scoring with Charith Asalanka the other man out, caught by Klaassen off the bowling of van Meekeren, for 6 – Perera (pictured below, 33 off 24 balls) and Avishka Fernando (2) the not out batsmen.

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NED 44 (10 overs), SL 45/2 (7.1 overs)

These results see Sri Lanka into Group 1 where they join Australia, Bangladesh, England, South Africa and West Indies while Namibia move into Group 2 where they play Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Scotland.

Today’s Fixtures (Times are in BST)

11:00 – Australia vs South Africa
15:00 – England vs West Indies

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