- Netherlands beat Namibia by 5 wickets
- Netherlands got second consecutive win in Round 1
- Two former champion teams in danger of being out
T20 World Cup 2022: Round 1 of the T20 World Cup 2022 started from 16 October and by the third day this round has become very interesting. The Netherlands, in Group A, beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to shock Namibia on the third day. Earlier on Sunday, Netherlands also defeated UAE by three wickets. This is the second consecutive win for the Dutch team and their victory puts a former champion team in danger of being eliminated. The first two days of Round 1 saw major ups and downs.
Where Sri Lanka were defeated by Namibia by 55 runs on the first day. Then on the second day in Group B match, Scotland had beaten the two-time champions West Indies all four. Now Group A has become very exciting. If the Sri Lankan team loses even a single match, then the former world champion team may have to be out of the first round of the World Cup. Same is the case with West Indies. Here in Group A, the Netherlands’ two consecutive victories have increased the tension for Sri Lanka and the net run-rate of the Dutch team is excellent and they are also on top. On the other hand, Sri Lanka were in last place before the match against UAE.
Netherlands beats Namibia
The Netherlands also won their second match of Round 1 against Namibia on Tuesday. This was his second consecutive win in this tournament. His net run rate is excellent and with this win, he is almost certain to reach the Super 12. Namibia’s team was also not weak and this team surprised Asian champion Sri Lanka on the first day. In such a situation, this second consecutive victory for the Netherlands has made the race for the qualification of Grue A in Round 1 more exciting.
Talking about this match, playing first, Namibia’s team could score only 121 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Like in the first match, here also Netherlands showed good bowling. The hero of the first match, Jan Fryling, scored 43 runs for Namibia. At the same time, the lead for the Netherlands became the best bowler by taking 2 wickets for 18 runs. In reply, Netherlands team scored 122 runs losing 5 wickets in 19.3 overs. After bowling, the lead also did wonders in batting and played an unbeaten match-winning innings of 30 runs.