T20 World Cup: Namibia undergo as Eire knocked out

Namibia are ranked nineteenth on the earth, seven locations beneath Eire
ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Eire 125-8 (20 overs): Stirling 38 (24), O’Brien 25 (24); Frylinck 3-21
Namibia 126-2 (18.3 overs): Erasmus 53* (49)
Namibia win by eight wickets
Scorecard

Eire had been knocked out of the Males’s T20 World Cup as Namibia pulled off a shock eight-wicket win in Sharjah to succeed in the Tremendous 12s.

Eire laboured from 62-0 to 125-8 after Paul Stirling fell for 38.

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus hit 53 not out from 49 balls and David Wiese an unbeaten 28 from 14 to seal victory with 9 balls to spare.

It’s the first time Namibia, the bottom ranked aspect within the World Cup, have reached the principle draw.

In ending as runners-up in Group B, they may be a part of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Pakistan and Scotland in Group 1 of the Tremendous 12s.

Sri Lanka, who certified as Group B winners on web run-rate, will play the Netherlands within the remaining preliminary stage match in Sharjah at 15:00 BST.

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