Sunday, April 14

Scotland register thrilling win over Namibia

By a Staff Reporter

Home team Scotland beats Namibia by 3 wickets in ongoing ICC World Cup League-2 Tri Series ODI. The home side settled the target of 216 runs with 3 wickets in hand in 48.5 overs.

Safyaan Sharif and Chris Greaves shared an excellent partnership of 83 runs to give Scotland a thrilling victory. Previously, Scotland lost to Nepal by 5 wickets.

Greaves remained unbeaten on 53 runs off 48 balls with five fours and two sixes. This is his first half century. Sharif remained unbeaten on 40 runs off 43 balls with four fours and one six. Skipper Kyle Coetzer (3), Matthew Cross (29), George Munsey(17) and Mark Watt (11) were forced to leave the crease. Namibian fast bowler Ruben Trumpelmann took the three wickets.

Namibia, who batted first after losing the toss, played the whole 50 overs scoring 215 runs and losing 7 wickets. Namibia’s Jan Frylinck remained unbeaten on 60 off 48 balls with three fours and two sixes. Skipper Gerhard Erasmus was dismissed for 56 runs off 72 balls with two fours and two sixes.

Divan la Cock, JJ Smit and David Wiese were sent off for 23,26 and 6 runs respectively. Scotland’s spinner Hamza Tahir and fast bowler Gavin Main took three wickets each. Nepal lost to Namibia by 40 runs. Nepal will play against Namibia on Saturday and take on Scotland on Sunday.

Points Table:

Oman is leading the group with 44 points from 36 matches that includes 21 wins and 13 losses. Scotland is behind table toppers with 32 points from 23 matches with 15 wins and 6 losses. UAE is in third place with 26 points with 12 wins and 8 losses from 22 matches.

USA is in fourth place with 22 points from 24 games with 11 wins and 12 losses. Nepal is in the fifth position with 17 points with 18 wins and 9 losses in 18 games. Namibia are sixth with 16 points from 17 games, including eight wins and nine losses. Papua New Guinea is trailing with 1 win in 20 games and 19 losses.

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