- Ireland: 125/8 (20.0)
- Namibia: 126/2 (18.3)
Namibia won by 8 wickets
Ireland has won the toss and opted to bat. Andrew Balbirnie is the captain of Ireland. He said that we are going to bat first. We will put some pressure on the team of Namibia. They are very much confident about this. Both teams are confident about themselves. The pitch is 68 meters hit one way and 73 meters down. The pitch has lots of cracks but this is the scoring pitch for batting teams.
First Innings Of Ireland
Stirling and Kevin O Brien are at the crease. Stirling is on strike. Ruben Trumpelman is on the attack. The first over is simple and scored three runs. Stirling hits a four in second over. The score is 9-0 after two overs. Stirling hits a six in the third over and the score is 20-0. Again three fours in the fourth over by Stirling. After 5 overs, the score is 43-0 two fours by Kevin O Brien and the score is 55-0 after power play. Good start by Ireland. No loss of a wicket in power play.
JJ Smith comes in to attack. In 7.2 overs, Stirling lost his wicket to Scholtz and was caught by Loftie-Eaton. He scored 38 runs in 24 balls, nice batting. Ireland lost their first wicket in the seventh over. Andrew Balbarnie comes on the ground. After 8 overs, the score is 66-1. In 8.4 overs, Kevin O Brien lost his wicket to Jan Frylinck. He scored 25 runs in 24 balls. After 10 overs the score is 71-2. In the 12th over, Balbirnie hits a four, the score is 84-2 after 12 overs.
Gareth Delany lost his wicket in 14.2 overs. He scored 9 runs. After 15 overs, the score is 95-3. They have scored only 40 runs in the last nine overs. Balbirnie lost his wicket in 16.1 overs. He is lbw out. He scored 21 runs. Again Curtis Campher lost his wicket in 16.6 overs. Two wickets in just one over. The score is 104-5. They lost 3 wickets in the last three overs. The final score of Ireland is 125-8.
Second Innings Of Namibia
This is a qualifier match, the winner qualifies and the loser goes home. Craig Williams and Zane Green are at the crease. Craig William is on strike and Joshua Little is on the attack. Only 1 run in the first over. After two overs, they scored five runs hit two boundaries in the fourth over. The score is 21-0 after four overs. Craig Williams lost his wicket in 5.1 overs. He scored 15 runs. Gerhard Erasmus comes into the ground. The score is 27-1 after 6 overs. Power play ends and they scored 27 runs.
Zane Green hits a four in the seventh over. After 10 overs, the score is 49-1. Very slow batting by the side of Namibia. Erasmus hits two fours in the 12th over. The score is 71-1 after 13 runs. Zane Green lost his wicket in 13.2 overs. He scored 24 runs. Namibia needs 49 runs in 36 balls. After 14 overs the score is 77-2. Namibia won by 8 wickets.
NAM vs IRE Squads
Namibia: Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (C), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Jan NicolLoftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, PikkyYa France, Michau du Preez, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Lorcan Tucker, Benjamin White, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell. In 14th over, Weise hits two sixes. The score is 100-2 after 16 overs.
|Gerhard Erasmus (C)||Batting||48||47||2||1|
Namibia (NAM) Scorecard
|Craig Williams (c Kevin O’Brien b Curtis Campher)||15||16||3||0|
|Zane Green (W) (c Kevin O’Brien b Curtis Campher)||24||32||1||0|
|Gerhard Erasmus (C)||48||47||2||1|
|Michael Van Lingen|
Extras: 6 ( b – 1, lb – 1, w – 4, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1 – 25 (Craig Williams, 5.1 over), 2 – 73 (Zane Green, 13.2 over)