Digital desk, Geelong. The fifth match of the Super-16 of the 2022 T20 World Cup, hosted by Australia, was played today between the Netherlands and Namibia. In this match played at the Geelong ground, the Netherlands team won by 5 wickets. With this victory, the Dutch team came very close to qualifying for the Surer-12 round.
Excellent performance from the bowlers
At the start of the match, the Namibian team decided to bat first after winning the toss. But the Dutch bowlers did not give the Namibian batsmen a single chance to score runs. The Namibian team could only score 121 runs in 20 overs losing 6 wickets. John Frylink was the top scorer for Namibia with 43 runs. Bas de Leede took the maximum of 2 wickets from the Netherlands.
Bass from Leide wins
Chasing just 122 runs, the Netherlands team got off to a great start. Both opening batsmen shared a half-century partnership. In 15 overs, the Dutch team’s score had crossed 100 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets. But after this the team lost 3 wickets in just 2 runs. But Bas de Leede gave the team a comfortable 5-wicket victory in the last over.
He was voted man of the match for his complete performance at Bas de Liede. He took 2 for 18 in 3 overs with the ball and scored an unbeaten 30 with the bat to win the game for the team.
Netherlands- Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c&wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Tim van der Gugten, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren
Namibia- Michael van Lingen, Dewan La Kock, Stephen Bard, John Nicol Lofty-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Freilink, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Alan Green (week), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo