Match Report – NAM vs SCOT twelfth Match, Group B, June 06, 2024

Scotland 157 for five (Berrington 47*, Leask 35) beat Namibia 155 for 9 (Erasmus 52, Wheal 3-33) by 5 wickets

Scotland produced a surprising run chase to beat by 5 wickets Namibia within the T20 World Cup 2024. Returning to the Kensington Oval after their washout in opposition to England, they achieved a goal of 156 with 5 wickets in hand and 9 balls to spare, securing their first T20I victory over Namibia on the fourth try.

A 74-run partnership between Richie Berrington and Michael Leask, finally, noticed Scotland house. Berrington completed 47 not out after Leask injected impetus into the chase with a 17-ball 35.

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus had earlier turned issues in his aspect’s favour with the ball, taking 2 for 29 after his 52 underpinned their 155 for 9 within the first innings.

Erasmus’ determination to win the toss and bat first on what has been an unpredictable Kensington Oval pitch was not instantly vindicated as Namibia discovered themselves 55 for 4, thanks largely to the excellence of the brand new ball pair of Brad Wheal and Brad Currie.

However Erasmus put the Namibia innings on his again along with his eleventh fifty-plus T20I rating, 37 of which got here in a rebuilding stand of 51 with Zane Inexperienced for the fifth wicket.

Regardless of shedding George Munsey earlier of their chase, Scotland had chipped off 49 halfway by way of the eighth over for the lack of only one. Michael Jones stepped up the gears, scoring 15 of the 18 runs within the closing over of the powerplay, however Erasmus returned to the fray with to instigate a collapse.

Together with his wily offspinners at one finish, and Bernard Scholtz’s sluggish left-arm on the different, the pair pocketed three wickets between them as Scotland fell from 49 for 1 to 73 for 4 after 11 overs.

It was at that time Leask joined forces with Berrington to take Scotland to the brink with a 42-ball partnership that included seven boundaries, together with 4 sixes from Leask. Although he would fall, Berrington completed the match off in type, carting David Wiese into the pavilion at lengthy on as Scotland triumphed with 9 balls to spare.

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