T20 WC Group-A: In round one Srilanka And Netherlands both teams finish top two, Namibia and UAE out of the tournament. Group B qualifiers will be finalized today.
Entry of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands into Super 12 Sri Lanka and the Netherlands entered the Super 12 of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday. In Round One Group A, the Sri Lankan team topped while the Netherlands team finished second. Although both teams played three matches and won two matches each. But due to a better net run rate, the Sri Lankan team topped the points table. Namibia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could not make it to the next round of this group.
Hero of victory: Mendis half-century 79 runs in 44 balls
The hero of the Sri Lankan team’s victory was opener Kusal Mendis. Who played an inning of 79 runs in 44 balls? Mendis, who became the man of the match, scored a total of the ninth half-century of his career and hit 5 fours and 5 sixes during his innings.
Sri Lanka’s second consecutive win
On Thursday, the Sri Lankan team defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs in their last league match of Round 1 Group A. At the same time, despite losing to Sri Lanka, the Netherlands team also managed to reach the next round. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat and scored 162 for 6 wickets. In reply, the Netherlands could score only 146 runs for 9 wickets. This was Sri Lanka’s second consecutive win. At the same time, the Netherlands had to face the first defeat after winning two matches.
The innings went in vain: Opener Max O’Dowd scored an unbeaten 71 for the Netherlands. But could not make the team win.
The Netherlands team won even after losing
Even though the Netherlands had to face defeat against Sri Lanka. But due to Namibia’s defeat against UAE, she managed to reach the Super 12. The Netherlands is participating in the T20 World Cup for the fifth time. The team made it to the Super 10 in 2014. In the last two World Cups, she was knocked out of the group stage itself.
Tears came out after the defeat: David Wiese of Namibia scored 55 runs in 36 balls against the UAE. But could not make the team win. He was disappointed after losing the match and tears came out of his eyes.
UAE’s historic victory knocks out Namibia
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), which lost two consecutive matches, defeated Namibia by 7 runs in the third and last league match of the round-1 Group A on Thursday. This is UAE’s first win in T20 World Cup history. Batting first, UAE scored 148 for 3 wickets. In reply, the Namibia team could only score 141 runs for eight wickets. The UAE team was out of Super 12 but it also spoiled the game of Namibia. Namibia needed to beat UAE to reach the next round.
Mohammad Wasim played a brilliant innings
The hero of UAE’s victory was Mohammad Wasim: Man of the match Wasim scored 50 runs in 41 balls and scored his 5th half-century. He hit one four and three sixes. Wasim added 35 runs in the last 3 overs with Basil Hameed (25 runs) for the fourth wicket, which later proved to be important.
Turning Point: Namibia needed 20 runs in the last 2 overs to win. But Zahoor Khan gave six runs in the 19th over and Mohammad Wasim gave a thrilling victory for the UAE by giving 6 runs in the 20th over.