ICC T20 WORLDCUP : Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Result

So there concludes Group A’s first double-header. Two one-sided games set up by outstanding bowling performances by Ireland, first, and then Sri Lanka, kicking off their separate campaigns. Curtis Campher made history in the afternoon game, grabbing four wickets in four balls, before Sri Lanka thrashed visitors Namibia. That’s all we have for now. I’ll be back tomorrow. Until then, it’s farewell.

Shanaka SriLanka captain

We had a lot of things planned. I’m hoping to make it through this qualifying round. Everything went swimmingly for us. He’s been fantastic (Theekshana). Back at home, he’s been working out with Ajantha Mendis. There’s a lot more to it. They’ve been terrific in recent months (pacers). It is the most crucial aspect. Previously, they had speed but no execution. You may expect wonderful things from them in the future. Winning all three matches will put us in a good mood since we (will) be aware of the circumstances.

Erasmus Namibia captain

We have to take what we can and make the most of it. We need to regroup. There are two crucial games coming soon. Sri Lanka has a strong bowling assault. With 96 on the board, I suppose the batsmen have to show up. He’s always ready to bowl fast (Trumpelmann). I’m overjoyed for him to get a wicket. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote our business and encourage children to compete on a global scale.

Maheesh Theekshana

I am overjoyed to be able to represent my nation. It’s a big deal for me because I’m only 21 years old. Off-season (is my stock ball). I was Man of the Match in my last game here, so it’s a lucky venue for me. I’d like to play in more games for my nation. My strategy is to take it one game at a time.

Sri Lanka returns home safely. There was a small hitch at the start of the chase as they fell to 26/3, but Rajapaksa came out and seized charge, with Avishka Fernando keeping them company. Namibia just did not have enough to make a contest out of it. Sri Lanka’s bowling assault, spearheaded by spin combination Theekshana and Hasaranga, proved too strong for them. Let’s hear from Theekshana, the Player of the Match.

Namibia Innings

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Stephan Baard c de Silva b Theekshana711131063.63
Zane Green †c Shanaka b Theekshana813300061.53
Craig Williams lbw b de Silva2936560280.55
Gerhard Erasmus (c)c de Silva b Kumara20193320105.26
David Wiese lbw b Karunaratne67120085.71
JJ Smit not out1215330080.00
Jan Frylinck  b Theekshana2460050.00
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton lbw b de Silva36110050.00
Ruben Trumpelmann c Shanaka b Chameera1360033.33
Pikky Ya France  b Kumara1250050.00
Bernard Scholtz run out (Nissanka)024000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 4)7
TOTAL(19.3 Ov, RR: 4.92)96
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chamika Karunaratne401714.25120010
Dushmantha Chameera401914.75111010
Maheesh Theekshana402536.25120220
Lahiru Kumara3.30922.57120000
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva402426.00112001

Srilanka Innings

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Pathum Nissanka lbw b Scholtz56170083.33
Kusal Perera †c Smit b Trumpelmann1181120137.50
Dinesh Chandimal c †Green b Smit512170041.66
Avishka Fernando not out30285302107.14
Bhanuka Rajapaksa not out42274242155.55
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL(13.3 Ov, RR: 7.40)100/3
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
David Wiese201105.5030010
Ruben Trumpelmann302719.0032100
Bernard Scholtz301615.3390110
JJ Smit10717.0040100
Pikky Ya France10606.0031000
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton10707.0021000
Jan Frylinck1.3017011.3342100
Gerhard Erasmus10505.0020010

Match Info

TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesICC Men’s T20 World CupNamibia tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2021/22
Player Of The MatchMaheesh Theekshana
Match numberT20I no. 1313
Match days18 October 2021 – night (20-over match)
UmpiresAdrian Holdstock , Paul Reiffel
TV UmpireRod Tucker
Reserve UmpireMarais Erasmus
Match RefereeDavid Boon
PointsSri Lanka 2, Namibia 0

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