ICC T20 M WC 2022  –  FIRST ROUND  –  Match Dated 20.10.2022

Match  :        Netherland  Vs  Sri lanka               

Netherland score: 146 / 09 (20.0 overs)  Vs  Sri lanka score:  162 / 6 (20.0 overs) 

  Result    Sri lanka  won  by  16  Runs  

  Match  :        Namibia Vs UAE         

Namibia score: 141 / 08 (20.0 overs)  Vs  UAE score:  148 /  03  (20.0 overs) 

Result    UAE    won  by  7   Runs   




TEAM                                               M   W    L    PTS   NRR 

1. SRI LANKA                                                                3        2        1         4         + 0.667

2.  NETHERLAND                                                         3        2        1         4          -0.162

3.  NAMIBIA                                                                 3        1        2         2          + 0.73

4.  U A E                                                                       3         1        2         2          – 1.235


TEAM                                               M   W    L    PTS   NRR 

1. SCOTLAND                                                              2        1        1         2         + 0.759

2.  ZIMBABWE                                                            2         1       1         2             0

3.  WEST INDIES                                                         2         1       1         2          – 0.275

4.   IRELAND                                                                2         1       1         2          – 0.468

Match  :        Netherland  Vs  Sri lanka               

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2022 Group A Highlights: SL beat Dutch by 16 runs, qualify for Super 12 stage

Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 16 runs

NED 146/9 after 20 overs: Sri Lanka has managed to stay alive in the tournament as they beat the Netherlands by 16 runs. Max ODowd hammered a brilliant unbeaten 71 off 53 balls and managed to take the game till the last ball but it was way too much with the asking rate climbing. Sri Lanka prevail. to enter Super 12s 

SL 162/6 after 20 Overs: Sri Lanka will be happy with the score they have put on the board as after a slow start in the first 10, Kusal Mendis led the charge with a brilliant 44-ball 79 and the last five overs yielded 53 runs for the loss of just three wickets. Mendis was at his belligerent best smashing five hits to the fence and as many into the crowd as Sri Lanka will believe they have the score to keep themselves alive in the tournament. The Netherlands started well with the ball in the first 10 overs with Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede sharing four wickets. But, they leaked runs in the second half to give Sri Lanka a fighting total. Back for the chase in 10 minutes. 

Match:  Namibia Vs UAE      

Waseem stars in UAE’s narrow win, squeezes Netherlands into Super 12s

Actually, in a match to confound every writer of match reports, it was UAE who triumphed despite David Wiese and Ruben Trumpelmann putting on 80 off 56 balls for the eighth wicket after Namibia were 69 for 7. Namibia needed 14 runs off the final over, bowled by Muhammad Waseem, but Wiese was dismissed off the fourth ball and Namibia did not have enough muscle at the end.

The result matters most to Netherlands, who will advance in second place to the Super12s alongside Sri Lanka, with Namibia knocked out despite being the favourites. UAE will also depart the tournament, but with a some points to show for it.

They very nearly dropped their chance of victory when Waseem, who had set up UAE’s total with a half-century and was tasked with bowling the 17th over, dropped Wiese off his own bowling on 33. Wiese slogged and the ball went straight up, giving Waseem time to get there but he could not hold on. He then bowled the final over and had Wiese well-caught by Alishan Sharafu at long-on – the ball was heading for six had Sharafu not timed his jump and held on – to end Namibia’s chances. Incidentally, Waseem had bowled only 22 balls before in 19 T20 games and one of his three victims before Thursday was Wiese.

Earlier, on a surface that seemed to get better for batting as the ball got older, UAE’s innings began with a slow burn but finished strongly. They were 58 for 1 in the first 10 overs and only reached 100 in the 16th over. But, they scored 51 runs off the last five overs to push the total close to 150 and notch up their second-highest total in T20 World Cups. Namibia’s effort in the field was mostly disciplined but the left-armers JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck conceded 69 runs in seven overs between them while opening bowler Ben Shikongo only delivered one over, the 15th.

In contrast, the UAE’s captain Chundangapoyil Rizwan made some inspired decisions in the field. Basil Hameed became the first bowler to deliver three successive overs in the powerplay in Geelong in this tournament and took two wickets to leave Namibia on 26 for 3 inside five overs. Karthik Meiyappan removed Namibia’s captain Gerhard Erasmus and ran out Smit to open up the middle-order. From 46 for 5, even with David Wiese to come, Namibia could not find a way back and that was underlined when Zahoor Khan was brought back in the 13th over. He took two wickets in his second over to leave Namibia in tatters but Wiese and Trumplemann resurrected their cause only to fall short in the end.

Waseem leads the way
UAE’s most accomplished batter anchored their innings with the right mix of energy and aggression to set them up for a competitive score. He found his first boundary when he went down on one knee to sweep Bernard Scholtz over deep backward square and then worked the the ball around through a quiet period before showing off his strong footwork against Jan Frylinck.

Waseem advanced down the track to push him over mid-off and then straight back over his head for one of the group’s biggest sixes. His fifty came off 40 balls and despite the slow scoring rate, Waseem maintained a strike rate of over 100 and he did that by running well. He ran 16 singles and six twos and shared partnerships of 39 for the first wicket and 58 for the second to give UAE a base to build on.

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