And that's that! Chameera looks to swing this over deep midwicket but only finds the man in the deep. What a win for Namibia, as they secure a 55-run win!
And on that note, it's goodbye from myself, Ashish and the team. But don't go too far, Netherlands are just about to take on UAE and you can catch all the action right over here. Sri Lanka will be in action once again on Tuesday, as will Namibia. Until then, ciao!
Winning Captain Gerhard Erasmus: "It's been an incredible journey, last year was exciting for us and we've now topped that with a great win. Though there's still a lot of work to do for the rest of the tournament. But yeah it's been a historic day for us. [On head coach Pierre de Bruyne] He turned this whole ship around for us in 2019, he's instilled a culture in this team. One that's truly a winning culture and one that sticks together. With the limited resources that we have I guess you really have to run a tight ship and I don't think there's anyone else who could run such tight ship like he has done over last three years. And days like this are payback for his effort."
Losing Captain Dasun Shanaka: "I think the surface played really well but the execution was not there when it comes to the bowling. We're concerned whether our bowlers bowled in the right areas as compared to the Namibian bowlers. We also wanted the first three batters to continue in the first play, so losing three wickets in the first powerplay put us out of the game. [Next game] the plan should be simple, not to do anything special. It's about process. When chasing 160 you need good partnerships at the top and numbers three and four to kick in. The bowlers especially they need to hit their areas."
Namibia now have more wins vs full-member teams (IRE 2021 & SL 2022) in T20 World Cups than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. And the same number of wins as Afghanistan and Ireland.
Mustafa Moudi: "Fun Fact: This is the Biggest Win for Namibia against a side that features in the Top 20 in the ICC T20I Ranking. All their higher margin wins have come against Botswana, Kenya and Uganda !!"
Player of the Match Jan Frylinck: "I'm a little bit speechless at the moment. What we've just achieved is above what we thought we could do and I'm very just excited at this point in time. JJ just came in and took the pressure off me by hitting a couple of boundaries, and then myself and JJ just got us to a competitive total and the bowlers were just great after that. [The surface] it was a little bit two-faced, a little hard to get away. Other than that it stayed rather true. [With the bowling] just stuck to our plans, hit good lengths and let them make the mistakes."
6.22pm Well, who would have seen this coming? Incredible stuff from Namibia, who have not only secured a historic win but also struck a heavy blow to Sri Lanka's qualifying hopes by virtue of denting their net run rate. The win was set up by a fantastic 70-run 7th wicket stand between Frylinck and Smit, before the bowlers just chipped away with unerring consistency. Sri Lanka's batters, whether it was impatience or complacency, were just unable to get away the bowlers. And they paid for it with their wickets, with several batters guilty of holing out trying to go big. As it is, Sri Lanka - like they had to at the Asia Cup - will need to win their next two games but also hope that other results go their way to qualify. As for Namibia, they are well and truly in the qualification driving seat.
short ball, goes for the uppercut and misses
Almost cleans him up! Yorker finds it's way past leg and through Chameera's
another slower ball, keeps very low. Bounces twice on the way through to the keeper.
slower ball on a length, waits for this and opens this face down to third man once more
Swings hard across the line, gets a thick outside edge down to third man
full on the stumps, chipped towards deep midwicket, who hares in but isn't able to make up the ground in time to take the catch.
length on off, defended towards cover
Heaved over deep midwicket! and the hundred comes up! Small consolation for the Lankans.
length on off, defended back towards the bowler
back of a length on off, worked behind square on the onside
beats the outside edge on the drive. It's the off cutter angling away.
pace off back of a length, defended on the onside
short and ducked under.
fuller, follows the batter who is trying to make room. Defended.
full on the stumps, clipped to deep midwicket
full outside off, swung hard down to sweeper cover
slower ball on a length outside off, swing and a miss
Mehul: "Not sure what's SL's mission here. They lost against Afghanistan and went on winning Asia Cup. Now, they will lose against Namibia, still qualify and win the World Cup?!"
good length outside off, outside edge down to third man
short of a length, defended on the onside for one
|GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 1823|
|Match days||16 October 2022 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Namibia 2, Sri Lanka 0|
Over 19 • SL 108/10
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|DM de Silva||caught||12||11|
|PWH de Silva||caught||4||8|
|Pramod Madushan||run out||0||0|
|M Theekshana||not out||11||11|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 2)|
|Total||108(10 wkts; 19 ovs)|