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T20 World Cup 2022 NAM vs SL: Namibia Stuns Sri Lanka in Historic Upset

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Namibia Stuns Sri Lanka: Namibia have pulled off one of the biggest T20 World Cup upsets in the round 1 of T20 World Cup 2022, shocking Asia Cup 2022 champion Sri Lanka with a 55 runs win.


Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, Namibia had set a target of 164 runs in front of Sri Lanka. Namibia recovered from the poor start well and scored 68 runs in last 5 overs to post a respectable total. Namibia had lost three wickets for just 35 runs, but the middle order absorbed the pressure well, helping the team to post a good total.

Jan Frylinck

Jan Frylinck had played brilliantly for his 44 runs in 28 balls and batted with an ease where none of his teammates could. Smit also quickfired 31 runs in just 16 balls. He smoked 2 sixes and 2 fours as well. Pramod Madushan took two wickets for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Batting Collapse

Sri Lanka’s batting was a complete flop in this match. They could only score 108 runs in 19 overs. Captain Shanaka scored the highest 29 runs for the team. David Wiese, Bernard Schotlz, Ben Shikongo and Jan took 2 wickets each.

Player of the Match

Frylinck was named as the player of the match for his all-round performance. Sri Lanka will have to play well in all other matches to make it to the Super 12 while Namibia raises their chances to qualify for second straight Super 12 place. They qualified for Super 12 in last T20 World Cup also.

SL Captain Says

“I think we went with the dimensions of the ground but we didn’t hold up the our line and lengths in the last 10 overs.”

Maheesh Theekshana

Hit For Six! A strong team performance has helped Namibia register a stunning 55-run upset victory over Sri Lanka in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash opener in Geelong on Sunday.


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“The Asia Cup champions and a fancied in-form dark horse for the World Cup had the script flipped on them by Namibia.” – Namibia Stuns Sri Lanka

Posted in T20 World Cup 2022

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