Scotland changed the group equation by defeating Namibia, Australia-England suffered heavy loss

T20 World Cup 2024, NAM vs SCO Score: Scotland defeated Namibia in the 12th match of T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados and secured the first position in the points table. England have moved to fourth and Australia to second place in this group.

Jun 7, 2024 - 17:16
Scotland changed the group equation by defeating Namibia, Australia-England suffered heavy loss

Thanks to the brilliant performances of captain Richie Barrington and Michael Leask, Scotland defeated Namibia by five wickets on Friday to register their first win in the T20 World Cup. Thanks to captain Gerhard Erasmus's 52 runs off 31 balls, Namibia scored 155 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. With Barrington's unbeaten 47 off 35 balls and Leask's 35 off 17 balls, Scotland easily achieved the target with 9 balls to spare. This is Scotland's first T20 win against Namibia.

After winning the toss, Namibia chose to bat first. But the sky was overcast. With the ball, Scotland got off to a terrific start. Brad Wheel ejected JP Kotze with zero. Brad Currie bowled Jan Frylinck and Chris Sol caught Nicholas Devlin, giving the powerplay two more wickets. After some time, Jane Green and David Wiese failed to have much of an impact, and Namibia was only able to score 155 runs.

Scotland's chase of the target started with the early fall of George Munsey to Tangeni Lungameni. Erasmus then dismissed Michael Jones in the eighth over and Scotland's score became 49 for 2. Matthew Cross was LBW in the 11th over. However, Berrington hit consecutive fours at the end of the 13th over and brought Scotland back on track.

Leask hit a six in the next over to take Scotland past 100. Scotland moved closer to their first T20 win over Namibia with 19 runs in the 17th over, with the partnership exceeding 50 runs. Leask was dismissed in the next over and Berrington ended the match with a six in the second-last over. The win has put Scotland on top of the points table, with Australia moving to second and England to fourth.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer