It was a strange game of cricket to put an end to what has been a round of exciting Group A bouts. Netherlands started today as table-toppers, but faced the threat of being shown the exit door after losing against Sri Lanka. But they'll live to fight on in the Super 12s as Namibia botched up a chase of 149 runs against a so far winless United Arab Emirates.
Namibia were reeling at 67/7 after 13 overs but then David Wiese and Ruben Trumpelmann stitched a record 70-run partnership for the eighth wicket in the T20 World Cup history. Their efforts, however, couldn't prevent UAE from securing a narrow 7-run win.
🇳🇦 Namibia eliminated, Netherlands qualify! 🇳🇱— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) October 20, 2022
David Wiese's exit in the final over proved crucial as Namibia lost to UAE and saw their Super 12 hopes ended
Scotland, Ireland, West Indies and Zimbabwe will battle for the final two Super 12 spots on Friday #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/19FvDGpnNK