T20 World Cup started from October 16 Sunday. As part of the group matches in this tournament which is being held in Australia, Sri Lanka and Namibia faced each other in the first match. In this match, young Namibia created a sensation. Sri Lanka won by 55 runs. Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Namibia to bat. The Namibian team, who batted first, scored 163 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The Sri Lankan team, which came into the ring with a target of 164 runs, was bowled out for 108 runs in 19 overs. With this, there was a big twist on the opening day of the T20 World Cup. Asia Cup 2022 winners Sri Lanka were given an unexpected shock by the Namibian team. Batting first, Namibia struggled to score runs in the opening overs. Losing the first wicket for six runs, the Namibian team lost three wickets in the power play.
The Namibian team made an exceptional 163 runs from the situation where 140 runs were expected. In the end, Namibian batsmen John Fry Link scored 44 off 28 balls and J. Smith scored 31 runs off 16 balls to achieve a huge score. After losing six wickets for 93 runs in 14.2 overs, Namibia lost their seventh wicket at 163 runs off the last ball of the 20th over. The Namibian team created a sensation on the first day of the World Cup as John Frylink and J. Smith formed a huge partnership and took a step forward to join the Super 12.
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