This Namibian bowler took 3 wickets for Scotland in the very first over


Abu Dhabi: Left-arm pacer Ruben Trumpelman, who came on the back foot with three blows in the first over, could manage only 109 for eight against Namibia in a group two match of the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Trump, playing the sixth match, bowled the best of his career, taking three wickets for 17 runs. Left-arm fast bowler Jane Frylink took two wickets for 10 runs in four overs while bowling economical.

The dominance of the Namibian bowlers can be seen from the fact that only seven fours and two sixes were hit in Scotland’s innings. Michael Leask, who came out to bat at number six, was the top scorer with 44 runs. Apart from them, only Chris Greaves (25) and opener Matthew Cross (19) could reach double digits.

Namibian captain Gerhard Erasmus won the toss and elected to bowl first and Trumpelman proved the decision right by taking three wickets in the first over itself.

George Munsey (00) played Trumpleman’s first ball of the match on the wickets while Callum McLeod (00) caught the third ball at the hands of wicketkeeper Jane Green. Trumpelman, who was in fine form on the next ball, took caretaker captain Richie Berrington (0) lbw to make Scotland two for three.

This is only the second time in T20 International cricket that a bowler has taken three wickets in the first over. Earlier in June 2019, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka did this feat against West Indies.

Cross hit Trumpleman for the first four of the innings in the fifth over but experienced David Wiese (1 for 22) tugged to Craig Wallace (04) in the next over. Scotland’s team scored 22 for four in the power play. Could.

Leask added 14 runs in the 11th over with two fours on Wisi, fours and sixes from successive deliveries from Michael Van Lingen and the team’s score crossed 50 runs. Frylink gave Scotland the fifth blow by bolting the cross in the next over. . Cross hit a boundary in his 33-ball innings.

Lisk hit his second six off JJ Smit (one wicket for 20 runs) while Greaves hit fours on Bernard Scholtz and Trumpelman. Smit gave a big blow to Scotland by bowling Lisk. He faced 27 balls and hit four fours and two sixes.

Scotland’s century of runs was completed in the 19th over but in the same over, Frylink dismissed Mark Watt (03) while Lisk was run out in the last over. Scotland’s regular captain Kyle Coetzer did not play in this match due to a finger injury. After which Berrington took over the responsibility of captaincy.(Language)





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