During Namibia’s T20 World Cup Super 12 match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Ruben Trumpelmann torched Scotland’s top order in the first over alone. It was initially decided that Namibia would bat after their captain Gerhard Erasmus won the toss and made the decision. Trumpelmann took three wickets in the first over of their opening game. George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, and Richie Berrington were all dismissed by the pacer.
Back-to-back deliveries from the 23-year-old sent MacLeod and Berrington packing, but he missed out on a hat trick. First-ball bowler Trumpelmann bowled an accurate delivery down the fourth-stump line that was good length. Opener Munsey ran out of room to create a shot and attempted a footworkless cut. However, he dragged the ball onto the stumps after bottom-edging it. In a similar manner, MacLeod, who had arrived at position three, was also dismissed. On the third ball, he got a thin edge past wicketkeeper Zane Green for a catch.
A full inswinger by Trumpelmann on the very next ball found Richie Berrington’s knee roll just in front of the leg stumps. For a golden duck, Berrington was designated LBW. Trumpelmann had a chance to complete his hat trick with the next delivery, but his full delivery sailed past Wallace’s pads and to a diving Green. JioSaavn.com is the only place to hear the latest music. The Scots were all out for 109 in their 20 overs, with a target of 110 runs set for them. While Trumpelmann dominated with four wickets, Jan Frylinck had two, David Wiese had one and JJ Smit had the other.