ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Namibia vs Netherlands - Match 7

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 20 October 2021

Namibia 166/4

RR: 8.74 | Namibia beat Netherlands by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Stephan Baard bowled Pieter Seelaar (C)bowled Pieter Seelaar (C)192030
Zane Green bowled Fred Klaassenbowled Fred Klaassen151230
Craig Williams bowled Colin Ackermannbowled Colin Ackermann111310
Gerhard Erasmus c Scott Edwards (W) & b Timm van der Gugtenc Scott Edwards (W) & b Timm van der Gugten322241
David Wiese not out not out 664045
JJ Smit not out not out 14820
Michael Van Lingen
Jan Frylinck
Nicol Loftie-Eaton
Ruben Trumpelmann
Bernard Scholtz
Extras 9 (b 2, lb 2, w 4, nb 1)
Total 166 (4 Wkts, 19.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
34-1 (Zane Green,4.3), 47-2 (Craig Williams,7.1), 52-3 (Stephan Baard,8.2), 145-4 (Gerhard Erasmus,16.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Fred Klaassen4 0 14 1 3.50
Colin Ackermann3 0 32 1 10.67
Logan van Beek4 0 39 0 9.75
Timm van der Gugten3 0 32 1 10.67
Roelof van der Merwe2 0 22 0 11.00
Pieter Seelaar2 1 8 1 4.00
Bas de Leede1 0 15 0 15.00
Max O'Dowd0 0 0 0 0
Stephan Myburgh0 0 0 0 0
Ryan ten Doeschate0 0 0 0 0
Scott Edwards 0 0 0 0 0

Right then. That is all we have from this clash. We have one more game coming up. It will be played between Sri Lanka and Ireland. Do join us for the same at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). See you there!

Gerhard Erasmus, the skipper of Namibia, says it is a very special victory for them and their batters stepped up today. Adds that it was a decent wicket and they used the conditions pretty well. Tells that they have worked really hard to reach here and thanks the team for their efforts.

Pieter Seelaar, the skipper of Netherlands, says that the score was par and Namibia bowled quite well. Adds that in hindsight, he could have come onto bowl earlier. Finishes by saying that it is quite a tough loss for them.

David Wiese, Player of the Match, says that he is exhausted as it was very hot out there. Adds that they got a big over just before the Drinks break and that helped them. Tells that it is a special feeling to win this match for Namibia and thanks their management for believing in him and giving him a chance.

Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, courtesy of a good knock by Max O'Dowd, Netherlands got to a good score. They also managed to dismiss the top order of Namibia quickly but a blinder of a knock from David Wiese helped his side get over the line.

The Dutch bowling was really good in the first half but in the latter half, they just did not have any answers to the hitting of David Wiese. Except for Fred Klaassen, the rest were taken to the cleaners. Also, one wonders why Pieter Seelaar did not bowl more as he bowled a really good first over. Some poor bowling and poor decisions probably cost Netherlands.

Namibia were 51 for 3 and were in deep trouble. The run rate needed was almost 10 but then came the stand which completely changed the game. A 93-run stand between David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus took Namibia to the brink of victory. David Wiese was the mainstay with a half ton. Gerhard Erasmus fell but David Wiese ensured he was there till the end and took his side over the line.

What an outstanding win for Namibia and their hopes are alive. Whereas, that is the end of the road for Netherlands. Have to say, David Wiese has taken the game away from the Dutch single-handedly. This is the first-ever win for them in a T20 WC match!

18.6
4
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, FOUR! There it is! Full ball, outside off. JJ Smit looks to drive but he gets the outside edge and the ball goes into the third man fence! Namibia WIN THE MATCH BY 6 WICKETS!
18.5
4
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, FOUR! That should be it for Namibia now! Back of a length, outside off. JJ Smit hangs back and cuts it past point for a boundary.
18.4
2
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Length ball, on middle. JJ Smit hits it back past the bowler. The fielder at long on moves to his left and puts in a slide to keep it two.
18.4
0
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Wide! Another ball, full and way outside off. JJ Smit leaves it alone. Wided!
18.3
0
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Full ball, outside off. JJ Smit does not move his feet, reaches out and drags it back to the bowler.
18.3
0
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Wide! Full ball, well outside off. JJ Smit reaches out and looks to drive but he misses. Wide called by the umpire.
18.2
2
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Good-length ball, outside off. JJ Smit cuts it past point and collects a couple of runs.
18.2
0
Logan van Beek to JJ Smit, Wide! Full and way outside off. JJ Smit lets it be. Wided!
18.1
1
Logan van Beek to David Wiese, Full ball, outside off. David Wiese reverse-scoops it to the right of the short third man fielder and takes one.

Who will bowl the penultimate over? Logan van Beek (3-0-23-0) is back on.

17.6
0
Fred Klaassen to JJ Smit, Good-length ball, banged into the deck, outside off. JJ Smit looks to pull but he misses. 15 runs needed from 12 balls!
17.5
0
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Leg bye! Slower ball, on a length, around leg. David Wiese looks to slog but he misses and gets hit on the pads. The keeper fumbles and the batters cross for a leg bye!
17.4
0
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Swing and a miss! A slower ball, on a length, outside off. David Wiese throws the sink at it but fails to get any bat.
17.3
2
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Back of a length, outside off. David Wiese miscues his pull and the ball goes to the right of the bowler. Two taken!
17.2
0
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Length ball, angling in from middle and leg. David Wiese misses his heave and gets hit on the pads.
17.1
1
Fred Klaassen to JJ Smit, Length ball, on the pads. JJ Smit tucks it to the leg side and gives the strike back to David Wiese.

Change. Fred Klaassen (3-0-11-1) is back on. 

16.6
1
Timm van der Gugten to JJ Smit, Length ball, outside off. JJ Smit drives it to deep cover to collect a single.

JJ Smit walks out to bat. 20 needed from 19 balls.

Review time! Gerhard Erasmus takes the review with 2 seconds left on the clock! There is a spike as the ball goes past the bat. He will walk back.

16.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Gerhard Erasmus, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A wicket against the run of play! Full ball, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus reaches out and looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and Scott Edwards behind the sticks takes an easy catch. Gerhard Erasmus thinks that he has not got any bat on it and he opts for a review! UltraEdge shows a clear spike and Erasmus walks back to the hut.
16.4
1
Timm van der Gugten to David Wiese, Length ball, on the pads. David Wiese flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
16.3
6
Timm van der Gugten to David Wiese, SIX! David Wiese looks in a hurry to finish this game! Good-length ball, around off. Wiese heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
16.2
2
Timm van der Gugten to David Wiese, Back of a length, outside off. David Wiese cuts it hard past point and takes a couple of runs.
16.1
1
Timm van der Gugten to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball, around off. Gerhard Erasmus pushes it to cover for one.
15.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to David Wiese, Another quicker ball, following David Wiese as he makes room on the off side. Wiese looks to flick but he fails to get any bat on it and gets hit high on the pads. 30 runs needed from 24 balls!
15.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to David Wiese, A huge appeal for LBW but turned down by the umpire! Seelaar fires in a quicker ball, around leg. David Wiese misses his whip and gets rapped on the pads. 
15.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Gerhard Erasmus, Floated, around off. Gerhard Erasmus drills it to long on for a single.
15.3
1
Pieter Seelaar to David Wiese, Tossed up, on off. Wiese eases it to long off for one.
15.2
6
Pieter Seelaar to David Wiese, SIX! David Wiese gets to his fifty in style! Tossed up, around off. Wiese shimmies down and lofts it way over long off for a maximum! What an innings this has been by the big man and he would want to carry his team through now.

Pieter Seelaar is on now.

15.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to David Wiese, Full ball, on the pads. David Wiese misses his flick and gets hit low on his pads.
14.6
1
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Just a single as this is pushed past covers. 38 needed in 5 overs now.
14.5
1
Fred Klaassen to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on the pads. Flicked past square leg for one.
14.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Gerhard Erasmus, Length ball, on off. Gerhard Erasmus gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away and they get a leg bye.
14.3
4
Fred Klaassen to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Everything is going Namibia's way! Length ball, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus slashes hard but gets the outside edge. The ball runs past short third man and goes to the fence.
14.2
1
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, Length ball, on off. Clipped past mid-wicket for one.

Review time! Netherlands opt for a review! David Wiese has been struck on the pads and the Dutch feel that they have got their man here! A huge moment in this game!

14.1
0
Fred Klaassen to David Wiese, NOT OUT! UltraEdge saves David Wiese! Length ball, on off. He looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The appeal for LBW is turned down. Netherlands take the review but UltraEdge shows a spike as the ball goes past the bat.
13.6
4
Bas de Leede to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! That is beautifully played by Gerhard Erasmus! On a length, outside off. He threads the gap between backward point and point to find the boundary.
13.5
4
Bas de Leede to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Lucky runs for Namibia! Short of a length, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus goes for the cut but gets it from the toe end. The ball runs past short third man races to the fence.
13.4
0
Bas de Leede to Gerhard Erasmus, Length ball, around leg. Gerhard Erasmus looks to flick but gets it off the pads towards the keeper.