T20 World Cup: David Wiese hits an unbeaten 66 off 40 balls Namibia beat Netherlands

Wiese (proper) hit his highest rating in Twenty20 internationals
ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Netherlands 165-4 (20 overs): O’Dowd 70 (56), Ackermann 35 (32); Frylinck 2-36
Namibia 166-4 (19 overs): Wiese 66 (40), Erasmus 32 (22); Klaassen 1-14
Namibia gained by six wickets

David Wiese hit an outstanding 66 not out off 40 balls as Namibia beat Netherlands by six wickets on the Males’s T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Wiese hit 4 boundaries and 5 sixes, sharing a 93-run stand with captain Gerhard Erasmus as Namibia chased down 165 with an over to spare.

Earlier, opener Max O’Dowd (70 off 56) top-scored as Netherlands posted 164-4 from 20 overs.

Eire play Sri Lanka within the second recreation in Group A from 15:00 BST.

The victory marks an historic first Namibia win at a cricket World Cup.

They transfer to 3rd within the desk and play Eire within the closing group recreation on Friday, with the 2 top-placed groups qualifying for the subsequent stage of the competitors.

Having misplaced each their video games to date, bottom-placed Netherlands’ possibilities of reaching the Tremendous 12s are actually most unlikely.

Fantastic Wiese shines in Abu Dhabi

There was an excessive amount of concentrate on Wiese heading into the match.

The 36-year-old performed for South Africa on the 2016 T20 World Cup earlier than swapping allegiances this yr.

Wiese arrived to the crease along with his workforce on 52-3 and performed an impressive knock which included 19 off Colin Ackermann within the twelfth over.

Erasmus additionally contributed with a major 32 off 22 on a momentous day for Namibian cricket.

The nation certified for the 50-over World Cup in 2003 however didn’t win a single match.

In the meantime, it was one other high-quality efficiency in useless from the New Zealand-born O’Dowd, who additionally scored 51 Netherland’s seven-wicket loss to Eire on Monday.

O’Dowd – who qualifies for Netherlands by way of his mom – hit six boundaries and one six in his innings and has been the standout star in an in any other case disappointing match for the Dutch.

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