Namibia booked its place at T20 World Cup for the first time

Namibia and Woman both teams are playing the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier round and according to the report, both teams passed the group stage. However, they are from different groups as we know where Namibia is placed into group A and finished the group level standing on the 3rd position. On the other side, Oman has been placed into group B and finished the group tour standing on the 2nd position. Now, in the knockout phase, these two teams faced against each other earlier today where Namibia booked its place at T20 World Cup for the first time.

If we look at the group level competition, Namibia is one of the seven teams in A group and played a total of six group stage matches. The team managed four victories and promoted to the next round. Now, when we look at the group B team Oman, they also played six matches in the group level and managed four victories. As the 2nd place-holder team, Oman moved to the next round. Earlier today, in Dubai these teams faced against each other in the 2nd qualifier. By facing the defeat in the 2nd qualifier, Oman will get another chance but still, they have missed the chance of moving to the final. Now, the losing team Oman will play the 5th place play-off semi-final against Hong kong.

At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, earlier today the day/ night match between Namibia and Oman took place. Namibia won the toss and decided to bat first. Stephan Baard and Davin made the start for Namibia but before opening the runs account, Stephan Baard was gone. In the 2nd wicket partnership, they added 18 runs only and in 36 runs, Namibia lost 3rd wicket. It seemed that the toss-winning team lost wickets within a regular gap but after losing five wickets in 69 runs, the partnership between Williams and Smit added more than 80 runs and led the team to a good total. In 20 overs, Namibia lost seven wickets and scored 161 runs. Bilal Khan took four wickets for Oman.

Later, Oman came to chase and in 1 run, they lost their opener Singh as well. In the 2nd wicket partnership, they added 57 runs where opener Khawar Ali added the highest 41 runs. They could not play complete 20 overs but in 19.1 overs, they lost all wickets scoring 107 runs so far. Bernard Scholtz and captain of the team Gerhard Erasmus took three wickets each for Namibia.