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T20 World Cup 2022: Minnows Namibia stun Sri Lanka by 55 runs in opener | XtraTime

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Xtra Time Web Desk: In one particular of the most important upsets on the opening working day of the T20 Environment Cup 2022, Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka were being shocked by Namibia by 55 operates in Geelong on Sunday.

Namibia posted 163 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. The Namibian aspect designed a excellent recovery as they posted 163 operates following staying diminished to 93 for 6 in 14.2. Jan Frylinck (44 off 28b 4×4) and JJ Smit (31 not out off 16b 2×4, 2×6) set on a 70-run stand for the seventh wickets in just 34 balls. Pramod Madushan Liyanagamage took 2/37.

Chasing 164 runs to get, Sri Lanka were in no way in regulate following dropping a few wickets inside of the powerplay. Pathum Nissanka (9), Kusal Mendis (6) and Danushka Gunathilaka () ended up out early just after just 3.3 overs.

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka (27 off 33 balls) alongside with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (20 off 21b 2×4) stitched a partnership for the fourth wicket but was not fantastic plenty of, as they shed wickets in frequent intervals. Sri Lanka had been bundled out for 108 operates in 19 overs.

For Namibia, Ben Shikongo (2/22), Bernard Scholtz (2/18), David Wiese (2/16), JJ Smit (1/16), and Jan Frylinck (2/26) have been the main wicket-taker.

All-rounder Jan Frylinck was guy-of-the-match.

Transient Scores

Namibia: 163 for 7 in 20 overs (Jan Frylinck 44, JJ Smits 31* Pramod Madushan Liyanagamage 2/37)

Sri Lanka: 108 all out in 19 overs (Dasun Shanaka 27 Ben Shikongo 2/22, Bernard Scholtz 2/18, Jan Frylinck 2/26)

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