Delport fifty carries South Africa Emerging Players home
South Africa Emerging Players 163 for 3 (Delport 69) beat Namibia 160 for 6 (van der Westhuizen 63) by 7 wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
A rapid half-century from Cameron Delport propelled South Africa Emerging Players to a seven-wicket win against Namibia in their opening game of the quadrangular T20 tournament in Windhoek. Delport, opening for South Africa, slammed 69 in 40 balls with 10 boundaries to help them chase down 161 with an over to spare. His team-mates could not match his pace of scoring, but handy cameos from Yaseen Vallie and Jean Symes after Delport was dismissed ensured the team eased home.
Namibia's innings too was built around one half-century, theirs coming from No. 3 Louis van der Westhuizen. His knock of 63 off 45 was crucial in that it followed ducks from both openers. That they got to 160 after being 4 for 2 in the second over was commendable, but as it turned was not enough. Left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks was quite expensive, going at nine an over, but he was also the most effective for South Africa with three scalps.