Namibia VS Oman, T20 World Cup 2024 Match 3 – FULL SCORECARD, COMMENTARY, SQUAD

Oman tied with Namibia (Namibia win Super Over by 11 runs)
02
nd Innings Namibia
We are set! David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus have walked out as the openers for Namibia. A surprise to all as Bilal Khan will bowl the super over for Oman instead of Mehran Khan who looked unplayable today.
… SUPER OVER …
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WE WILL HAVE A SUPER OVER! What a game we have just witnessed here. Oman were down and out at the interval but will now feel that they should have won it on the final delivery. Namibia will be relieved a touch as they have managed to scrape to level terms after a sluggish batting display. It will now be Namibia to bat first as we head into the Super Over. Will we see another close affair in the upcoming one-over shootout? Let's find out.
19.6
1
Mehran Khan to David Wiese, BYE! OH DEAR ME! Naseem Khushi has spilled a chance to win a historic game for his side. Mehran Khan bowls a brilliant delivery on a length outside off, David Wiese looks to cut this one but misses. The keeper misses it as well and the ball deflects behind him and the batters cross for one. Naseem Khushi did look to run out Malan Kruger but he missed the stumps at the strikers end.
19.5
2
Mehran Khan to David Wiese, The stumps probably saves a boundary as this was thumped powerfully by David Wiese. Pitched up in middle, David Wiese hammers this back past the bowler but strikes ths stumps on the other end. The ball deflects off the stumps towards deep cover and the batters come back for two. Super over on the horizon.
19.4
1
Mehran Khan to Malan Kruger, Malan Kruger plays sensibly and gives strike to David Wiese. On a length outside off, Malan Kruger pushes this wide to the left of extra-cover and takes one.
Malan Kruger is the new batter in.
19.3
W
Mehran Khan to Zane Green, OUT! PLUMB! This is some bowling from Mehran Khan and Oman for the first time are ahead in this game. Bowls a fuller one in middle, Zane Green shuffles across and looks for the ramp but misses. The ball thumps him on his front pad and the umpire signals out. Zane Green asks for a review but all reds on the ball trakcer stamps the on-field decision.
19.2
Mehran Khan to Zane Green, GOLD DUST! Wide yorker and Zane Green looks for the slice over point but misses.
Zane Green walks out to bat now.
19.1
W
Mehran Khan to Jan Frylinck, OUT! DEFLECTED ONTO THE STUMPS! The pendulum swings again and Jan Frylinck has to walk back. On a length cramping the batter for room. Jan Frylinck looks to flicks this towards leg but the ball deflects off the front pad and goes onto the stumps for his dismissal.
18.6
1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Slower yorker in middle, Jan Frylinck dabs this towards point and takes a quick one.
18.5
1
Bilal Khan to David Wiese, Aims at the shoelaces, David Wiese pushes this through mid-wicket for one.
18.4
Bilal Khan to David Wiese, Full and wide outside off, David Wiese slices this to backward point for no run.
18.3
6
Bilal Khan to David Wiese, SIX! David Wiese breaks the shackles and eases off the pressure. Good length in middle, David Wiese uses the long handle well and lofts this over the fence towards deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
18.2
1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Good length in middle, Jan Frylinck rolls this through mid on and takes one.
18.1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, On a length angling down leg, Jan Frylinck looks for the flick and misses as the ball deflects to short mid-wicket.
17.6
Mehran Khan to David Wiese, Good length outside off, David Wiese cuts this one bounce towards Zeeshan Maqsood at backward for no run. It is getting a bit nervous for the Namibian fans.
17.5
Mehran Khan to David Wiese, On a length outside off, keeping a tad low. David Wiese looks for the square cut but misses.
17.4
Mehran Khan to David Wiese, On a length around off, David Wiese drives this straight to the fielder at extra-cover for no run.
David Wiese is the next man in.
17.3
W
Mehran Khan to JJ Smit, OUT! The topsy-turvy nature of this game continues to surpise all yet again. Good length in middle, JJ Smit looks to clear the fence but the ball gets more elevation that distance and lands in the safe custody of Ayaan Khan at long on for his dismissal.
17.2
Mehran Khan to JJ Smit, On a length outside off, JJ Smit cuts this to backward point for no run.
17.1
4
Mehran Khan to JJ Smit, FOUR BYES! Vicious bounce with the keeper stnding up gets a welcoe boundary for Namibia. Back of a length outside off, JJ Smit looks to cut but the bounce get the better of him and the keeper as well. The ball deflects of the keeper and races away for four behind the stumps.
16.6
1
Bilal Khan to JJ Smit, A bit of grip this time and JJ Smit edges this off lobing it in the no mans land at cover for one.
16.5
1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Too full on the pads, Jan Frylinck closes the bat face early as he looks to nudge this around the corner and takes one as the ball rolls through mid on.
16.4
1
Bilal Khan to JJ Smit, Pitched up on off, JJ Smit drills this to long off for one.
16.3
4
Bilal Khan to JJ Smit, FOUR! Nicely cuts away for four. Good length around off, JJ Smit cuts this finely wide of the backward point fielder to his right for four.
16.2
Bilal Khan to JJ Smit, Good length angling across the batter, JJ Smit pushes this towards cover for no run.
16.1
1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Back of a length on off, Jan Frylinck looks for the pull but gets it off the cue end towards mid on for one.
15.6
Shakeel Ahmed to JJ Smit, Quicker and flatter in middle, JJ Smit pushes this back to the bowler.
15.5
Shakeel Ahmed to JJ Smit, Fuller on the pads, JJ Smit flicks this straight to the fielder.
15.4
Shakeel Ahmed to JJ Smit, Tossed up around off, JJ Smit pushes this towards cover for no run.
15.3
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, Fuller around off, Jan Frylinck sweeps this again but finds the fielder at deep square leg for one.
15.2
4
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! Crisply swept away for four. Tossed up around leg, Jan Frylinck takes a good step out on off and sweeps this crisply through square leg for four.
15.1
1
Shakeel Ahmed to JJ Smit, Tossed up outside off, JJ Smit pushes this to sweeper cover for one.
14.6
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, Tosses it up on off, Jan Frylinck taps this towards the off side for no run.
14.5
4
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! Fuller in middle, Jan Frylinck sweeps this and manages to get an under edge onto this rolling the ball past Zeeshan Maqsood at short fine leg to get a boundary this time.
14.4
1
Ayaan Khan to JJ Smit, Floats one around leg, JJ Smit tucks this towards square leg and takes one.
JJ Smit is the new man in.
14.3
W
Ayaan Khan to Gerhard Erasmus, OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! Oman finally holds onto one opportunity and the skipper of Namibia has to walk back. SHort of a length in middle, bowled from behind the stumps by Ayaan Khan. Gerhard Erasmus goes deep and looks to clear the fence but manages to land this straight the Zeeshan Maqsood at long on.
14.2
Ayaan Khan to Gerhard Erasmus, Short of a length around off, Gerhard Erasmus cuts this but finds the fielder at short third.
14.1
Ayaan Khan to Gerhard Erasmus, Drifts one into the batter on leg, Gerhard Erasmus looks to nudge this around the corner but gets beaten.
13.6
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Tossed up on off, Jan Frylinck pushes htis straight to extra-cover for no run.
13.5
1
Aqib Ilyas to Gerhard Erasmus, Floats one around of, Gerhard Erasmus rolls this towards sweeper cover for one.
13.4
1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Tossed up in middle, Jan Frylinck flicks this towards deep mid-wicket fielder for one.
13.3
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Fuller in middle, Jan Frylinck pushes this straight to the fielder.
13.2
4
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! As good as it gets. TOssed up on off, Jan Frylinck dances down the track and lofts this inside out over extra-cover fielder for a boundary.
13.1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Fuller in middle, Jan Frylinck pushes this back to the bowler.
12.6
1
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, BYE! Quicker and flatter around leg, Jan Frylinck looks for the sweep and misses. The ball deflects off the keeper and the batters take one.
12.5
2
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, Tossed up outside off, Jan Frylinck drills this to wide long off and takes two.
12.4
1
Ayaan Khan to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller in middle, Gerhard Erasmus tucks it away towards the leg side for one.
12.3
1
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, DROPPED! Oman is not taking the chances that are coming their way. Tossed up in middle, Jan Frylinck takes on the spinner but lofts this off the tow end straight towards Khalid Kail at deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs it and drops a sitter.
12.2
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, Fuller in middle, Jan Frylinck swings hard but miscues it and bounces this just in front of the mid-wicket fielder for no run.
12.1
1
Ayaan Khan to Gerhard Erasmus, Too full on off, Gerhard Erasmus drills this through extra-cover for a single.
12.1
2
Ayaan Khan to Jan Frylinck, WIDE! Tossed up wide down leg, Jan Frylinck looks for the sweep but misses. THe keeper fails to gather this cleanly as the ball deflects off his gloves allowing the batter to cross for one as well.
11.6
4
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! DELICATELY CUT! Quicker and flatter on off, Gerhard Erasmus hops onto his backfoot and cuts this late. Finds the gap to the left of the fielder at short third and the ball races away for four.
11.5
2
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, Tossed up around off, Gerhard Erasmus moves to his leg and drills this to the left of long off and takes two.
11.4
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, Arm delivery drifting down leg, Gerhard Erasmus looks to play this off his backfoot but gets beaten as the ball slips off his pads to the off side.
11.3
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Jan Frylinck, Clever from Zeeshan Maqsood. Jan Frylinck advances down the ground a bit too early and Zeeshan Maqsood reckons it too and darts a low full toss in misddle, Jan Frylinck pushes this to long on for one.
11.2
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller one around off, Gerhard Erasmus drills this towards long off and takes one. Gerhard Erasmus was keen on the second but Jan Frylinck denied so.
11.1
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Jan Frylinck, Tossed up on off, Jan Frylinck drills this to long off for a single.
10.6
1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Fuller one off, Jan Frylinck pushes this in the empty pocket on off for one.
10.5
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Half-a-chance gone a begging. Short of a length in middle, Jan Frylinck looks to smash this down the ground. Ends up lofts this to the left of the bowler at some pace and low on trajectory. Aqib Ilyas puts in a good effort but doesn't manage to hold onto it.
10.4
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Drifts one in on the batter, Jan Frylinck looks to play on the leg side but closes the bat face a bit early and edges this towards the off side.
10.3
1
Aqib Ilyas to Gerhard Erasmus, Tossed up in middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus tucks it away towards wide long on for one.
10.2
1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Darts one on the pads again, Jan Frylinck this time flicks this away from the fielder at sort fine and takes one.
10.1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Fuller one on the pads, Jan Frylinck flicks this to the fielder at short fine leg for no run.
Time for a drinks break. Oman have done well to restrict the run scoring from Namibia and pick up wickets as well. With the surface assisting the spinners and Oman having a bundle load of them this game is far from over.
9.6
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, A bit of yes and no and eventually, they don't go for the single. Flighted ball on off stump, Gerhard Erasmus watchfully just blocks it in front of point and wants the single but is sent back by Jan Frylinck.
9.5
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Jan Frylinck, Bowled well short and around off stump, Jan Frylinck rocks back and jams it down towards long on for a single.
9.4
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, Tossed up on a length around off, this is played away through covers for a single.
9.3
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, A bit full and on off stump, turning away, Gerhard Erasmus gets a leading edge onto the off side.
9.2
Zeeshan Maqsood to Gerhard Erasmus, Gerhard Erasmus is early to step out and Zeeshan Maqsood pulls back the length, getting it to turn away as well. Erasmus is uncertain and just manages to keep it out on the off side.
9.1
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Jan Frylinck, Nicely flighted up, a bit full and around off, Jan Frylinck gets forward well and drives it down to long on for a single.
8.6
1
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Fuller in length on middle and leg, this ie knocked down to wide long on for a single.
8.5
Aqib Ilyas to Jan Frylinck, Nagging length, bowled from around the stumps and at straight at the wickets, Jan Frylinck makes room and manages to keep it out.
8.4
1
Aqib Ilyas to Gerhard Erasmus, The googly now, bowled flatter and angled into middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus rocks back and just tucks it to the leg side for one.
Gerhard Erasmus walks out next in the middle.
8.3
W
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, OUT! CAUGHT! Aqib Ilyas has the last laugh here and Nikolaas Davin has to walk back after a sluggish knock. Nicely tossed up, full and outside off stump, a bit slowe through the air as well. Davin looks to repeat the trick from the last ball and goes after it but ends up mistiming the lofted shot down to long off. Mohammad Nadeem there doesn't have to move an inch and takes a comfortable catch.
8.2
6
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, SIX! What a way to break the shackles! Tossed up a bit full and outside off, Nikolaas Davin picks it early, backs away and whacks it straight down the ground for a huge maximum.
8.1
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, Floated up around off stump, Nikolaas Davin plays all around it and misses the ball, getting hit on the pads.
7.6
1
Mehran Khan to Nikolaas Davin, Hard length outside off, cut away to deep point with great timing but just for a single.
7.5
Mehran Khan to Nikolaas Davin, DROPPED! That was hit straight back and Mehran Khan will feel he should have taken it. This is pitched up and angled into middle and leg stump, Nikolaas Davin backs away to open up the off side but gets it off the inner half of the bat and back towards the bowler. It is at a comfortable height and not too quick ether but Mehran spills it on the followthrough.
7.4
1
Mehran Khan to Jan Frylinck, On a fullish length and outside off, Jan Frylinck gets on the front foot and hits it firmly down to long off for just another single.
7.3
1
Mehran Khan to Nikolaas Davin, Takes pace off and bowls it really full on the stumps, this is hit away down to long on for one more.
7.2
1
Mehran Khan to Jan Frylinck, This is bowled full and outside off stump, driven away towards wide long off for a single. First run in 9 balls for Namibia.
7.1
Mehran Khan to Jan Frylinck, Back of a length and around off, Jan Frylinck stands tall and plays it on the up in front of point for no run.
6.6
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, A maiden! Top over from Aqib Ilyas and Oman are not letting Namibia take control of this run chase. Slightly short and around off, dabbed off the back foot to backward point.
6.5
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, The wrong'un now, on a dragged length and angling in a long way into the pads. Nikolaas Davin looks to play at it but is beaten.
6.4
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, On the shorter side and outside off, cut away straight to point.
6.3
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, Bowled from the front of the hand now, flatter and into the pads, Nikolaas Davin looks to back away but the ball goes between his legs.
6.2
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, Floated up a bit around off stump, this is tapped away towards cover-point.
6.1
Aqib Ilyas to Nikolaas Davin, Nagging length on off stump and turning away, Nikolaas Davin rocks back and punches it square towards cover.
Aqib Ilyas comes into the attack.
5.6
Kaleemullah to Jan Frylinck, Length ball on middle and angling back into the batter, Jan Frylinck looks to make room but has to adjust and just taps it back to the bowler.
5.5
4
Kaleemullah to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! Swung away! Bowled back of a length and over middle, Jan Frylinck takes it on and forces the pull off the front foot over mid-wicket and the ball trickles away to the fence.
5.4
Kaleemullah to Jan Frylinck, Pitched up from around the stumps and angled onto off stump, Jan Frylinck plays it off the front foot and straight to mid off.
5.3
1
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, Hits the deck hard and bowls it around off, Nikolaas Davin slaps the ball on top of the bounce but straight to deep point for a single.
5.2
2
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, On a hard length over off and nipping away, Nikolaas Davin stands tall and whacks it away square to the right of deep point where Kashyap Prajapati dives across and keeps it down to two runs.
5.1
1
Kaleemullah to Jan Frylinck, Banged in a bit short and around leg stump, Jan Frylinck looks to pull but gets it off the inside half of the bat down to deep backward square leg for a run.
4.6
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, On the shorter side and around off stump, Nikolaas Davin goes back and across before pubching it towards cover.
4.5
4
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, FOUR! Too short on middle and leg, Nikolaas Davin goes on the back foot and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.4
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, Speared into the blockhole on off stump, Nikolaas Davin backs away and squeezes it out to point.
4.3
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, Just short! Bowled short and into the pitch at the batter, Nikolaas Davin looks to rock back and pull but miscues it badly in front of mid on. The fielder there hurries forward and dives in, only to collect it on the half-volley.
4.2
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, Fired in a bit fuller and around off stump, Jan Frylinck makes room and hits it firmly towards cover where the fielder moves to his left and gets a good hand on it. Just the single then.
4.1
4
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! Through the gap! On a good length and angled across the left-hander, Jan Frylinck waits on it well and pushes it off the back foot between point and covers for a lovely boundary.
3.6
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, Hard length around off stump, patted away on the off side for another dot. Just a brace off the over and this has been a very quiet start with the bat for Namibia.
3.5
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, This is excellent bowling from Kaleemullah and the surface is certainly helping the bowlers here. Scrambled seam, on a length and outside off, swinging away, Nikolaas Davin looks to hit through the line but is well beaten.
3.4
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, On a dragged length around off and slower too, Nikolaas Davin looks to play it through covers but gets it off the toe end and past the stumps towards the keeper.
3.3
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, Oh, that wasn't far away from the off stump. Hits the deck hard and bowls it over off stump, Nikolaas Davin sets up for the swipe across the line but the ball stays low and goes under the bat.
3.2
2
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, Slightly back of a length and over off stump, Nikolaas Davin backs away and plays it on top of the bounce through the cover region fora couple of runs.
3.1
Kaleemullah to Nikolaas Davin, Good length around the top of off stump, Nikolaas Davin punches it on the up and with good timing but straight to covers.
2.6
1
Bilal Khan to Nikolaas Davin, Short of a length this time and over middle, Nikolaas Davin hops and tucks it away in front of mid-wicket for a single.
2.5
Bilal Khan to Nikolaas Davin, Floated up on a fullish length around middle, Nikolaas Davin stays leg side of the ball and punches it sweetly to covers.
2.4
1
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Back of a length and around off, Jan Frylinck stands upright and jams it wide of mid off for a quick single.
2.3
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Just takes a bit of pace off the ball and bowls it on a good length on off stump, this one sticks in the deck and Jan Frylinck blocks it off.
2.2
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Pitched up in the channel around off, Jan Frylinck gets nicely forward and drives it firmly on the up but straight to mid off.
2.1
1
Bilal Khan to Nikolaas Davin, Nice and full outside the off stump and shaping back in, Nikolaas Davin jams it out in front of covers and sets off for a quick single. Just a slight fumble and they get through with ease.
2.1
1
Bilal Khan to Nikolaas Davin, WIDE! Good length, bowled well wide of the off stump and angling further away, left alone for a wide.
1.6
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, Tad short and around off, blocked out by Jan Frylinck.
1.5
Shakeel Ahmed to Jan Frylinck, Oh, hello! Fired in at 100 clicks and banged in short on off stump, the ball seems to have hit a crack and just takes off, Jan Frylinck does well to bend his back and sway out of the way.
1.4
1
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, On the shorter side and around off, Nikolaas Davin stays on the back foot and punches  it through covers for one.
1.3
4
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, FOUR! Top shot! Quick again and a bit short around off, Nikolaas Davin rocks back and uses quick hands to cut it past the point fielder for a boundary.
1.2
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, Oh, that one nearly skidded through. Quick and flat at the stumps and staying low, Nikolaas Davin gets pegged back but manages to jam his bat down in time.
1.1
Shakeel Ahmed to Nikolaas Davin, Extra bounce! Nagging length around off, this one shoots right up off the deck and Nikolaas Davin does well to fend it off the back foot.
Shakeel Ahmed will bowl from the other end.
0.6
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Another dot to end a fine first over from Bilal Khan. On the fuller side and outside off, swinging further away, Jan Frylinck goes for the expansive drive but is beaten past the outside edge.
0.5
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Takes pace off and bowls it a bit full on off stump, Jan Frylinck waits well and blocks it nicely onto the off side.
0.4
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, Pitched up around off stump, shaping away, Jan Frylinck gets on the front foot and taps the ball straight to covers.
0.3
4
Bilal Khan to Jan Frylinck, FOUR! NIcely done and Jan Frylinck and Namibia are underway. Short of a length, banged in around the hips, Jan just helps it on its way and gets it down to deep backward square leg for a boundary.
Jan Frylinck walks out next.
0.2
W
Bilal Khan to Michael Van Lingen, OUT! PLAYED ON! Bilal Khan provides the perfect start for Oman and its game on! Bilal keeps it quite full and gets it to swing away late from off and middle stump. Michael Van Lingen stays leg side of the ball and looks to heave it away but there's no foot movement and the ball takes the inside edge before going back onto the stumps and the bails fall off.
0.1
Bilal Khan to Michael Van Lingen, On the money! Nice and full, swinging away from the off stump, Michael Van Lingen gets nicely forward and drives it firmly but straight to covers.
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01
st Innings Oman
We are back with the chase. The two umpires are out in the middle followed by the players of Oman as they take their respective field positions. Nikolaas Davin and Michael Van Lingen walks out as the openers for Namibia. It will be Bilal Khan to open the attack with the ball for Oman.
… The Run Chase …
Bernard Scholtz is down for a chat. He says that the atmosphere in the Caribbean is lovely and they were excited about this first match. Adds that the pitch held up a bit and tried to bowl in good areas. Mentions that they had a perfect start and gives credit to Ruben Trumpelmann for that. Reckons that the wicket is sticking a bit but they need to stay nice and positive with the bat.
The bowling from Namibia was outstanding. Left-arm pacer Ruben Trumpelmann was unplayable for the Oman batter and he struck twice in the first over of the game and put the opponents on the backfoot immediately. He was supported well by other bowlers too. Bernard Scholtz and Gerhard Erasmus were good with spin as well. Ruben Trumpelmann was the pick of the bowlers by some distance as he picked up 4 wickets. David Wiese took 3 while Gerhard Erasmus took a couple as well. Bernard Scholtz took one too. The target is a below-par one even on this slow track but can Oman strike early and make a game out of it? we shall find out soon with the chase to follow.
After being put in to bat first, The Oman innings was off to the worst possible start. The side lost two wickets in the first two deliveries and were pinned back to the wall from the very begining. Zeeshan Maqsood then took the attack to the opponents and played a good knock of 22 for his side. The side lost it's top order cheaply and were in all sorts of trouble with the scorecard reflecting 37 for 4 after 6.3 overs. The 4th and 5th wicket partnerships were good for the side but they were right when they looked like shifting gears. Khalid Kail was the pick of the batters as he scored 34 while others got a start but failed to capitalize when it mattered.
A demolition job of the highest order from Namibia as a tremendous performance from their bowlers has restricted Oman to just 109 runs.
19.4
over
19.4 | 8 Runs | HH: 109/10
19.4
W
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man but that is a fine catch from Ruben Trumpelmann and Oman have been bowled out inside 20 overs. David Wiese bowls it on a fuller length and wide of the off stump, Shakeel Ahmed latches onto the width and slaps it away a bit uppishly but straight to backward point where Ruben Trumpelmann takes a sharp catch low to his right. Wiese finishes off with three wickets and Oamn are bundled out for 109 runs!
19.3
4
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, FOUR! Up and over! Banged in well short and outside off, Shakeel Ahmed backs away to make room and uppercuts it over short third for a boundary.
19.2
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, Floated up full and on middle and leg, Shakeel Ahmed fends it off.
19.1
4
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, FOUR! A valiant effort from the Namibian skipper but it will be a boundary. On a good length and outside off, Shakeel Ahmed steps out and lofts the ball over covers. Gerhard Erasmus chases it down but gets a bit stuck and ventually, the ball trickles off his hands into the fence.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 101/9
18.6
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Shakeel Ahmed, Full and outside off, Shakeel Ahmed steps out and gets a thick outside edge taht flies down to third man for a single.
18.5
Ruben Trumpelmann to Shakeel Ahmed, A bit fuller and quicker in the channel around off, Shakeel Ahmed looks to drive but misses.
18.4
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Bilal Khan, Full and angled into the legs, Bilal Khan gets an inside edge off the pads and down to third man for a single. The 100 is finally up for Oman.
Bilal Khan walks out last to bat.
18.3
W
Ruben Trumpelmann to Kaleemullah, OUT! LBW! Another one bites the dust and Ruben Trumpelmann has four wickets to his name. This is bowled on a good length on off stump and angling in. Kaleemullah walks across to the off side and misses the flick, the ball brushes the pads right in front of the stumps and goes to the keeper. There is a loud appeal and the finger goes up.
18.2
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Shakeel Ahmed, Oh, dear! That should have been a run out but Ruben Trumpelmann has messed up completely and overall that was just a comedy of errors. Bowled from over the wicket to the left-hander, on a hard length and around off, Shakeel Ahmed cuts it to short third and his partnerm is already halfway down the track before being sent back. The ball is thrown back to the bowler who is also halfway down the pitch and will ample time and all stumps to aim at, Ruben misses and eventually, they get a single.
18.1
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Kaleemullah, Comes from around the stumps, bowled slower and on a shortish length around off, Kaleemullah stays back and works it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Ruben Trumpelmann will bowl the penultimate over.
18
over
18 | 8 Runs | HH: 97/8
17.6
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, Pace on this time, a bit fuller around off and skidding through, Shakeel Ahmed stays back and cuts it straight to backward point.
17.5
1
David Wiese to Kaleemullah, Slower delivery, bowled back of a length and around off, Kaleemullah walks across and nudges it on the leg side for one run.
Kaleemullah walks out next to bat.
17.4
W
David Wiese to Mehran Khan, OUT! LBW! David Wiese was very confident and he does get another wicket here. Wiese comes from wider of the crease and angles it in a long way from around off stump on a good length. It is the slower one again and Mehran Khan misses the ball completely while going for the big heave leg side. The ball hits the thigh pads and rolls wide of the keeper to the off side and Wiese's appeal is turned down by the umpire. It is reviewed and Ball Tracking comes up with three reds and Oman lose their eighth wicket.
17.3
1
David Wiese to Shakeel Ahmed, Oh, that one seemed to hit a crack and just take off! Slower one around off and just into the pitch, the ball bounces extra and takes the glove of Shakeel Ahmed before rolloing behind point. They get a single.
Shakeel Ahmed walks out next to bat.
17.2
W
David Wiese to Khalid Kail, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! A stunning effort off his own bowling and David Wiese has his first wicket of the game. Another slower delivery, bowled on a fuller length and around off. Khalid Kail looks to drive through the line of the ball but the ball just sticks in the pitch and the shot is mistimed. The ball goes uppishly to the left of the bowler and Wiese dives across on the followthrough to take a fine tumbling catch.
17.1
6
David Wiese to Khalid Kail, SIX! BANG! This is pitched up a bit in the slot around off and slower too, Khalid Kail just gets under it and pumps the ball a long way over wide long on for a 93-meter biggie.
David Wiese comes back into the attack.
17
over
17 | 6 Runs | HH: 89/6
16.6
Tangeni Lungameni to Mehran Khan, Another slower one, floated up full and outside off, Mehran Khan charges down the track to go big but is beaten all ends up.
16.5
Tangeni Lungameni to Mehran Khan, Nicely bowled! Tangeni Lungameni sees the batter stepping out and dishes out the slower bumper, Mehran Khan ends up ducking under it.
16.4
4
Tangeni Lungameni to Mehran Khan, FOUR! Hammered away! Length ball around off, Mehran Khan stpes out and drills the ball flat back past the bowler and to the right of long off for a boundary.
16.3
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Good length around off, tapped away past point for a single.
16.2
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Mehran Khan, Oh, that is a fine effort from Jan Frylinck but did he spill it? Yes, it does look like it. Bowled on a hard length and around off, Mehran Khan steps out to go big but miscues the lofted shot over mid off. Jan Frylinck comes in quickly and dives forward, getting both hands on it but it doesn't stick. A single is taken.
16.1
Tangeni Lungameni to Mehran Khan, Slightly back of a length and outside off stump, Mehran Khan tries playing it on the up but mistimes it to the left of the bowler.
Play halted! Khalid Kail is feeling the heat and he looks exhausted at the moment. The physio walks out to have a look on the batter. A bit of fluid intake and Khalid Kail is all set to keep going.
16
over
16 | 5 Runs | HH: 83/6
15.6
2
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Good running! Fractionally short around off, Khalid Kail shuffles across to the off side and works it in front of mid-wicket before speeding back for the second run.
15.5
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Mehran Khan, A bit flatter and at the stumps, staying a tad low, Mehran Khan goes on the back foot and flicks it in front of square leg for one more.
15.4
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Quick and full on the pads, clipped away in front of square on the leg side for one run.
15.3
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Bowls this one from behind the stumps and bowls it quicker on middle and leg, Khalid Kail plays it abck to the bowler.
15.2
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Mehran Khan, No hat-trick! On middle and leg stump, Mehran Khan flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a run.
Mehran Khan walks out next in the middle.
15.1
W
Gerhard Erasmus to Mohammad Nadeem, OUT! LBW! A prolonged appeal and eventually, the finger does go up. Gerhard Erasmus comes from around the wicket and floats it up on a nagging length around middle, getting it to turn back in. Mohammad Nadeem leans right ahead to flick it away but is beaten on the inside edge due to the turn and gets hit on the pads. The finger goes up and Nadeem is stood in disbelief but Oman are out of reviews and that looked pretty straight.
Gerhard Erasmus comes back into the attack.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 78/5
14.6
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Excellent fielding! Short and wide outside off stump, Khalid Kail rocks back to cut but the man at point dives to his right and makes a fine stop.
14.5
1
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Shorter delivery around middle, worked off the back foot on the leg side for a run.
14.4
2
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Around off stump, a bit shorter as well, Mohammad Nadeem stays back and taps the ball past the man at covers and picks up a brace.
14.3
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Quicker one angled into the batter, Mohammad Nadeem gets cramped for room but manages to defend it out.
14.2
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Quick and short around off stump, Mohammad Nadeem backs away and taps it in front of point.
14.1
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Tossed up wide of the off stump, Khalid Kail goes after it and swats it without much timing through mid-wicket for just a single.
14
over
14 | 2 Runs | HH: 74/5
13.6
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Slower and shorter around off, tucked aaway neatly behind square leg for a single.
13.5
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Another slower one, a tad full and around off, blocked to the off side.
13.4
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Nice change-up! Takes pace off and bowls it on a nagging length, this one sits in the deck and shoots off taking Khalid Kail by surprise and he gets hit on the gloves.
13.3
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Mohammad Nadeem, On the fuller side again and on off stump, Mohammad Nadeem just takes a step to the off side and nudges it around the corner for a single.
13.2
Tangeni Lungameni to Mohammad Nadeem, Full again and around off stump, Mohammad Nadeem jams the ball back to the bowler.
13.1
Tangeni Lungameni to Mohammad Nadeem, Full and quick on the fourth stump line, really skidding through, Mohammad Nadeem looks to poke at it but is beaten for pace.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 72/5
12.6
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, On a dragged length and around off, this one grips a bit and straightens, Khalid Kail manages to defend off the back foot.
12.5
1
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Flatter one bowled onto middle and leg, Mohammad Nadeem nudges it onto the leg side for a quick single.
12.4
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, A bit more flight on that one and bowled around off and middle, Khalid Kail with the sweep shot and he gets it through square leg for a run.
12.3
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Nice and full again, aimed at the stumps, Khalid Kail blocks it off.
12.2
1
Bernard Scholtz to Mohammad Nadeem, Full again and coming on with the arm into middle and leg, Mohammad Nadeem gets a leading edge towards point and picks up a single.
12.1
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Fired in full and around off, this is pushed out on the off side for one.
Mohammad Nadeem walks out next in the middle.
12
over
12 | 4 Runs | HH: 68/5
11.6
W
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, OUT! CAUGHT! Gerhard Erasmus has done it for his side and has broken the stand. Tosses this one up nicely from around the stumps but just drags the length back and bowls it a bit wider of the off stump. Ayaan Khan comes down the pitch but is beaten in the flight and forces the lofted shot which comes off the outside half of the bat and goes over covers. Jan Frylinck comes in from the deep and takes a good catch.
11.5
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Given as runs! Flights it up on a length and around middle, this one turns back in and the ball takes a bit of an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to tnhe off side and the batters get across for a quick single.
11.4
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Flatter delivery, sliding it just across the off stump, Khalid Kail stays back and dabs it down towards short third.
11.3
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Flighted delivery, full and just turning away from off stump, Ayaan Khan strokes it away through the point region for another single.
11.2
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Tosses this one up nicely across the off stump, Khalid Kail stays leg side of the ball and heaves it along the ground towards long on for one more.
11.1
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Shorter one into the pitch on off stump, Ayaan Khan stays compact and punches it down to long on for a single
11
over
11 | 4 Runs | HH: 64/4
10.6
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Brings out the slower one yet again and bowls it very full around off stump, this one grips a bit and goes past the outside edge.
10.5
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Ayaan Khan, Fuller in length, pace on and on middle and leg, Ayaan Khan steps out and drills it down to long on for a single.
10.5
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Ayaan Khan, WIDE! Takes pace off one more time and just angles this one down the leg side for a wide.
10.4
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Another slower ball, a bit into the pitch and over off stump, Khalid Kail waits and nudges it away through square leg for one. The batters look for two but won't get it.
10.3
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Comes from around the wicket to the right-hander and bowls a slower delivery around the top of off stump, Khalid Kail blocks it out.
10.2
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Ayaan Khan, Leg bye! A bit fuller and slower now but angled into the legs again, Ayaan Khan misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads in front of square on the leg side. They collect a leg bye.
10.1
Tangeni Lungameni to Ayaan Khan, Starts the new spell from over the stumps and angles it in on a good length into the pads. Ayaan Khan misses the tuck and gets hit on the pads.
Drinks break! Pheww, what a first 10 overs this has been! Namibia have been dominant with the ball thanks to some scintillating bowling with the new ball by Ruben Trumpelmann as he picked up 3 wickets inside the Powerplay. Oman have struggled to find any momentum but are now just starting to tick a bit. This partnership between Ayaan Khan and Khalid Kail is very crucial for them if they are to get to a defendable total. Let's see how the rest of the innings pans out.
10
over
10 | 8 Runs | HH: 60/4
9.6
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, LEG BYE! Darts one quicker on the pads, Ayaan Khan misses the flick anf the ball bumps off his pads towards square leg for one.
9.5
2
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Quicker and flatter on pads, Ayaan Khan tucks it away towards deep square leg and takes two comfortably.
9.4
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Short of a lenght in middle, Ayaan Khan defends this off the front foot.
9.3
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Too full on off, Ayaan Khan drills this to extra-cover for no run.
9.2
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Fuller on off, Khalid Kail goes deep inside his crease and cuts this for one.
9.1
4
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, FOUR! Full and wide on off, Khalid Kail drills this all along the ground thorugh cover for four. The fielder in the deep puts in a good effort to save this from crossing the ropes but failed to do so.
9
over
9 | 11 Runs | HH: 52/4
8.6
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Fuller in middle, Ayaan Khan blocks this out.
8.5
6
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, SIX! HAMMERED AWAY! Tossed up in middle, Ayaan Khan dances down the track and lofts this off the middle sailing it over the fielder at long on for a maximum.  Ayaan Khan seems to have made his mind on taking on the left-arm spinner.
8.4
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Tossed up in middle, Khalid Kail nudges it away on the leg side for one.
8.3
1
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Length dragged back a bit, Ayaan Khan shimmies down the track and looks to clear the fence but gets it off the inside of his bat and rolls this through mid-wicket for one.
8.2
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Fuller on off, Khalid Kail sweeps this towards deep square leg for one.
8.1
1
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Short of a length on the pads, Ayaan Khan tucks this towards square leg for one.
8.1
1
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, WIDE! Darts one wide down leg, Ayaan Khan leaves it as the umpire signals wide.
8
over
8 | 4 Runs | HH: 41/4
7.6
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up on off, Ayaan Khan taps it in front of cover and takes a quick single.
7.5
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Floats one on off, Ayaan Khan drives this all along the carpet towards cover for no run.
7.4
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Fuller one in middle, Ayaan Khan pushes this back to the bowler.
7.3
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Too full and wide of off, Khalid Kail drills this to sweeper cover for one.
7.2
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Ayaan Khan, Drifting in and turning away from the left-hander, Ayaan Khan gets a genuine outside edge towards short third fielder for one.
7.1
1
Gerhard Erasmus to Khalid Kail, Fuller in middle, Khalid Kail looks for the scoop but tow pokes it towards square leg for one.
Gerhard Erasmus brings himself into the attack now.
7
over
7 | 1 Runs | HH: 37/4
6.6
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Tossed up around off, Ayaan Khan slices this to short third for no run.
6.5
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Too full around off, Ayaan Khan pushes this back to the bowler.
6.4
Bernard Scholtz to Ayaan Khan, Quicker and flatter on off, Ayaan Khan defends this solidly off the front foot.
Ayaan Khan is the new batter in.
6.3
W
Bernard Scholtz to Zeeshan Maqsood, OUT! TRAPPED IN FRONT! Bernard Scholtz gets the big fish as he removes Zeeshan Maqsood from the middle. Spins one back into the batter, Zeeshan Maqsood looks to gently push this towards long off but gets a bit late and the ball strikes him on his back pad plumb in front of the stumps. The umpire signals out but Zeeshan Maqsood asks for a review. The ball tracker suggests all reds and the on-field decision stays.
6.2
1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Fuller on off, Khalid Kail drills this to long off for one.
6.1
Bernard Scholtz to Khalid Kail, Tossed up coning in with the arm, Khalid Kail looks to play it on the leg side but gets beaten.
Bernard Scholtz to have a bowl now.
6
over
6 | 7 Runs | HH: 36/3
5.6
David Wiese to Zeeshan Maqsood, Good length in middle, Zeeshan Maqsood blocks it back to the bowler.
5.5
4
David Wiese to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR! Zeeshan Maqsood is on fire! Back of a length outside off, Zeeshan Maqsood smashes this througn cover for a boundary. Zeeshan Maqsood is playing superbly for his side.
5.4
1
David Wiese to Khalid Kail, Back of a length around off, Khalid Kail dabs this towards third man region for one.
5.3
David Wiese to Khalid Kail, Fuller one on the pads, Khalid Kail misses the flick as the ball brushes off his pads towards short fine leg for no run.
5.2
1
David Wiese to Zeeshan Maqsood, On a length around the pads, Zeeshan Maqsood flicks this off the pads towards short fine leg for one.
5.1
1
David Wiese to Khalid Kail, Good length in middle, Khalid Kail tucks it away towards fine leg for one.
5
over
5 | 10 Runs | HH: 29/3
4.6
4
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR! OH WOW! This is some stroke from the ex-skipper of Oman. Back of a length around middle and leg, Zeeshan Maqsood tilts a bit towards off and swings this flamboyantly through square leg for a boundary more. A bit of Rishabh Pant to it.
4.5
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, Back of a length around off, Zeeshan Maqsood pushes this gently towards cover-point for no run.
4.4
4
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR! Zeeshan Maqsood is taking the attack to the bowlers of Namibia. Too full in middle, Zeeshan Maqsood steps down the track and flicks this for a boundary towards the deep mid-wicket region.
4.3
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Khalid Kail, On a length outside off, Khalid Kail plays it late and cuts this towards deep third for one.
4.2
Ruben Trumpelmann to Khalid Kail, Good length outside off, Khalid Kail punches this to cover-point for no run.
4.1
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, On a length angling into the batter, Zeeshan Maqsood helps this off the under edge towards short fine leg for one.
4
over
4 | 7 Runs | HH: 19/3
3.6
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Good length outside off, Khalid Kail bumps this towards the fielder at short cover for no run to end a decent over for Oman.
3.5
2
Tangeni Lungameni to Khalid Kail, Good length on the pads, Khalid Kail tucks this wide of the short fine leg fielder for a couple.
3.4
1
Tangeni Lungameni to Zeeshan Maqsood, Full and in middle, Zeeshan Maqsood drives this towards the right of mid on and takes a quick one.
3.3
4
Tangeni Lungameni to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR! PICKED UP FOR FOUR! Good length shaping in on middle and leg, Zeeshan Maqsood picks it up early and lofts this over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. Zeeshan Maqsood is looking to play with some positive intent despite wickets falling on the other end.
3.2
Tangeni Lungameni to Zeeshan Maqsood, Back of a length on off, Zeeshan Maqsood pushes this to cover for no run.
3.1
Tangeni Lungameni to Zeeshan Maqsood, Play and a miss. On a length outside off, Zeeshan Maqsood looks for the drive and gets beaten on his outside edge.
3
over
3 | 4 Runs | HH: 12/3
2.6
Ruben Trumpelmann to Khalid Kail, Full and wide outside off, Khalid Kail looks for the cut but misses.
2.5
Ruben Trumpelmann to Khalid Kail, Too full and wide outside off, Khalid Kail looks for the expansive drive and gets beaten.
2.4
2
Ruben Trumpelmann to Khalid Kail, On a length outside off, Khalid Kail pushes firmly at it and chops this to long leg for a couple.
Khalid Kail walks in with Oman in a spot of bother.
2.3
W
Ruben Trumpelmann to Naseem Khushi, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Ruben Trumpelmann has his third and it is Naseem Khushi this time who has to walk back. Comes from around the wicket, hits the hard length angling into the batter, Naseem Khushi looks to clear the fielder at mid off but gets it high off the bat and slices this down the throat of Gerhard Erasmus at mid off for a simple take.
2.2
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, Good length in middle, Zeeshan Maqsood tucks this towards the leg side and takes one.
2.1
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Naseem Khushi, On a length from arond the wicket, Naseem Khushi looks for the ramp but toe pokes it in front of the stumps towards the leg side and takes one.
2
over
2 | 5 Runs | HH: 8/2
1.6
David Wiese to Zeeshan Maqsood, Hits the hard length on off, Zeeshan Maqsood punches this to the off side for another dot.
1.5
David Wiese to Zeeshan Maqsood, Good length on top of off, Zeeshan Maqsood pushes this towards mid on for no run.
1.4
1
David Wiese to Naseem Khushi, On a length angling into the batter, Naseem Khushi chops this onto his pads and towards the leg side for one.
1.3
David Wiese to Naseem Khushi, BEATEN! Good length just above middle, Naseem Khushi was looking to play this on the on side but gets decieved by the slower one.
1.2
David Wiese to Naseem Khushi, On a length around off, Naseem Khushi plays it away from his body and edges this on a couple of bounce towards short third.
1.1
4
David Wiese to Naseem Khushi, FOUR! CONVINCINGLY FLICKED FOR FOUR! Over-pitched on the pads, Naseem Khushi stands his ground and flicks this up and over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary to start his innings.
1
over
1 | 3 Runs | HH: 3/2
0.6
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, Back of a length in middle, Zeeshan Maqsood looks to pull this one but gets it off the cue end rolling the ball towards mid on for no run. Naseem Khushi was looking for a single but denied rightly so by Zeeshan Maqsood.
David Wiese to operate from the other end.
0.6
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, NO BALL! Ruben Trumpelmann has overstepped. Too full but wide down leg, Zeeshan Maqsood looks for the flick but misses.
0.5
2
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, Good length coning in this time, Zeeshan Maqsood flicks this through square leg and collects a couple.
0.4
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, On a length shaping away form the batter outside off, Zeeshan Maqsood throws his bat at it but gets beaten.
0.3
Ruben Trumpelmann to Zeeshan Maqsood, Good length around off, Zeeshan Maqsood takes a confident stride out in front and punches this to cover for no run. Negates the hattrick delivery well.
Zeeshan Maqsood comes in to face the hat-trick delivery.
0.2
W
Ruben Trumpelmann to Aqib Ilyas, OUT! DEJA VU! That's two in two for Ruben Trumpelmann and he couldn't have dreamt of a start like this. Yorker in middle, shaping in on the batter yet again. Aqib Ilyas gets late to bring his back down behind this and the ball strikes him on the full bang in front of the middle pole. The umpire signals out but Aqib Ilyas opts for a DRS. With all reds on the ball tracker the batter is set to walk back.
Skipper, Aqib Ilyas walks in at number 3.
0.1
W
Ruben Trumpelmann to Kashyap Prajapati, OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Picture perfect start for Namibia and Ruben Trumpelmann. The bowler comes over the wicket and lands one full and swinging in on the batter, Kashyap Prajapati misses the flick completely as the ball strikes him on his front pad. A gentle appeal and the umpire had no doubts in raising his finger to signal out. A golden duck for Kashyap Prajapati.
Done with the pre-match proceedings and it is now time to play! The two umpires are out in the middle and they are followed by the players of Namibia who take their places on the field. It will be the duo of Naseem Khushi and Kashyap Prajapati to open the innings for Oman. Ruben Trumpelmann has been handed the new ball and he is ready to speed in. Let's play…
We are almost ready for the start of the game but first, the two sets of players will lineup for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Oman first followed by the national anthem of Namibia.
PITCH REPORT – Matthew Hayden is pitchside. He says that there is a bit of wind coming in from the East coast and in general, the boundaries are small all across the ground. Morgan joins him and says that the pitch will get slower as the game goes on and the pacers will use the slower balls more and more.
The skipper of Oman, Aqib Ilyas says they will look to set a good target on board and put pressure on Namibia. Adds that playing Namibia before the tournament would surely help them as it gives a good idea of the opponents strength and weakness. Metions that all the planning has been done and it now time to execute their plans.
Namibia's captain, Gerhard Erasmus says that they will bowl first due to the rain around and will look to gather some information early on. Adds that they have prepared really well and will look to showcase that now. Adds that it is a good thing that they have played against Oman recently and ends by saying that you need to execute well to earn points.
Oman (Playing XI) – Kashyap Prajapati, Naseem Khushi (WK), Aqib Ilyas (C), Zeeshan Maqsood, Khalid Kail, Ayaan Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Mehran Khan, Shakeel Ahmed, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Namibia (Playing XI) – Nikolaas Davin, Michael Van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Malan Kruger, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green (WK), Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni.
TOSS – The coin lands in favor of Namibia and they have decided to BOWL first.
Oman on the other hand will be led by all-rounder Aqib Ilyas. Oman has been a side on the upward in recent years and they have gathered much-needed experience to perform well in key moments. Kashyap Prajapati and Naseem Khushi are an explosive duo right at the top for them with the compactness of Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood and Pratik Athavale in the middle. The bowling will be relying on the capable shoulders of Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt. The side has a perfect blend of youth and experience that could be useful on any day. Which side will kickstart their campaign with a victory to their name? We shall find out in a while. Stay tuned for toss and team updates in a while…
Gerhard Erasmus -led Namibia is the stronger of the two sides and possesses much more experience than their opponents for the day. They have arrived with an experienced side with compact batters, impactful all-rounders and a good-looking bowling attack. The batting will rely on skipper Gerhard Erasmus, Malan Kruger, Jean-Pierre Kotze and others while the role of finishing will be on a quality duo of David Wiese and Jan Frylinck. The pace bowling will be led by Ruben Trumpelmann while the side will rely on Bernard Scholtz to cause headaches to the opponent batters with his left-arm spin. The side looks solid on paper and they have recently defeated Oman in a 5-match series before the ICC T20 World Cup. 
Hello and welcome to everyone tuning in. In game no. 3 of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, Namibia will take on Oman at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. 
… MATCHDAY …
The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 is here and cricketing fans all across the globe will have their eyes fixated on the fast-paced and ehthralling cricketing action over the course of the next month or so and in Match 3 of the tournament, Namibia will take on Oman at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. This will be the first maatch of Group B which also features Australia, England and Scotland which makes this clash a huge deal as this might be a huge morale-booster to the side that is able to get the win. Namibia are a well-drilled unit who have been able to roar back into major ICC events in recent times after some success in the earkly 2000s. Led by the dynamic Gerhard Erasmus who is the main man for them with both bat and ball, Namibia also features quite a few players who can play different roles given the requirements. They do have a few decent spinners and Bernard Scholtz will be one to look out for and the pace duo of Ruben Trumpelmann and Tangeni Lungameni can be destructive once in-form. The batting line-up is fairly experienced but needs to fire if they are to get a win or two under their belt. Oman on the other hand will be confident coming into this clash as they recently made the final of the ACC Premier Cup losing to the UAE but they did lose to Namibia in a five-match T20I series narrowly. Before the T20 World Cup, Oman announced Aqib Ilyas as their new skipper taking over from Zeeshan Maqsood and will Aqib will be expected to lead Oman into a new era. They do have a few experienced batters at the top in the form of Kashyap Prajapati and former skipper Zeeshan Maqsood but the middle order does seem slightly weak. They do have a more than decent pace battery to trouble the opposition but their slower bowlers will need to step up if they are to win. A clash that has a lot riding on it even if it's the opening fixture for both sides and neither will back down from a dogfight. Who are you backing for the win?