ICC T20 World Cup 2022

The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has started. It started with a bang. Namibia stunned Sri Lanka in the very first game. They defeated Sri Lanka, the defending Asian Champions, by 55 runs. A margin of 55 runs is equivalent to a win of 200 runs in an ODI game. Namibia played out of their skin and proved that they are here to dominate and not just compete. Here is a look at the game: 

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Namibia VS Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 

The toss was won by Sri Lanka and they sent Namibia into bat. The decision wasn’t as good as they thought it would be because Namibia scampered through and got to 160 + in their 20 overs. The batting, however, wasn’t helter-skelter. The Namibian batters stuck to their strengths and played some glorious strokes. The tone was set up by Loftie-Eaton and Board. Jan Frylinck was the star at the far end. He scored 44 runs from 28 balls. The finishing touches were also given by JJ Smit who managed to get to 31 off 16 balls only. Namibia ended with 163 of their 20 overs.  

Brief Scores: 

  • JJ Smit: 31 runs of 15 balls.  
  • Jan Frylinck: 44 runs of 28 balls.  
  • Pramod Madhusan: 2/37.  
  • Total: 163/7 (20 overs) 

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Namibia VS Sri Lanka 2nd Innings: 

The Sri Lankan batting innings were haywire. The batters couldn’t settle. Jan Frylick was the pick of the bowlers too. He took 2 wickets and bowled at an economy of 6.5 runs per over. Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksha were the ones who tried to hold the stuff together but they were struggling too. And by the time they got in, it was too late. David Weise was also amongst the wicket-takers. He bowled exceptionally well and took 2 wickets in his quota of 4 overs. All in all, Namibia outplayed the Sri Lankans. It was an outright victory.  

ICC T20 World Cup 2022
David Weise was exceptional with the ball. IMG SRC: TOI

It was a complete team effort by Namibia. The scenes after their victory were unreal. The team was rejoicing this win as one of their greatest. Sri Lanka was just adjudged with the title of “Asian Champions” and this game just shows that cricket is one hell of a sport. ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will be a thriller in the true sense.

Brief Scores: 

  • Dasun Shanaka: 29 runs of 23 balls.  
  • David Weise: 2/16. 
  • Bernard Scholtz: 2/18.  

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