Match Highlights, T20 World Cup, Namibia vs. the UAE
In the final Group A encounter of the first round of the ongoing T20 World Cup at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, on Thursday, UAE restricted Namibia to 141 for eight while defending their 148 for 3. This was despite David Weise scoring 55 off 36. UAE batted first and made a good total thanks to batsmen like Muhammad Waseem (50 runs off 41 balls) and Chundangapoyil Rizwan (43 runs off 29 balls). The United Arab Emirates’ victory over Namibia maintained both teams at two points. Still, the Netherlands’ four-point total was enough to advance them to the Super 12s, where they would join the group’s undisputed leader, Sri Lanka.
Predicted NAM vs. UAE Playing XI
As they tried to reach 149, Namibia was dealt some early knocks. Namibia’s middle order also underperformed, and the team’s batting effort in the must-win game never got off the ground. Namibia was on the verge of losing 69-7.
Then, the best 8th wicket stand in T20 World Cup history, 70 runs, was posted by David Wiese and Ruben Trumpelmann to revive the Namibian innings and put their side back in a commanding position. Namibia tried their best, but ultimately it was not meant to be.
U.A.E. scores a historic victory T20 World Cup victory number one for them. Unfortunately for David Wiese, his team was not able to make it into the Super 12s despite their best efforts. That was the closest I could get, but it was still too distant. Unfortunately, Namibia must return home as reported by the Australia time.