Scotland vs Namibia HIGHLIGHTS, T20 World Cup 2021: Smit cameo seals first win for NAM in Super 12

NAM vs SCO, T20 World Cup 2021: Find the highlights and updates of Namibia vs Scotland from the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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JJ Smit's sublime cameo powered Namibia to its first Super 12 win on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the T20 World Cup 2021 match between Namibia and Scotland from Abu Dhabi.

Berrington: Disappointing day for us. 20-30 runs. Hard to recover after that sort of a first over. We just needed to get a partnership. I thought Leask and Cross played well. 120 would have given us a better chance. It was important we put the AFG game behind us. We were confident today, but we didn't execute. We have few days to reflect and recover. Stick together is the strength of our team.

Ruben Trumpelmann | Player of the Match: It felt great to win and hope to get a few more. I'm focused on the training, and happy to see that things went my way. I was nervous out there, but I thought, it's the World Cup, so why not enjoy it. I use swing as a weapon up front, so luckily it went my way today. We hope to win a few more, but this is massive for us.

T20 World Cup 2021 Points Table Super 12 updated today: Namibia beats Scotland in Group 2, England top of Group 1  

What a night for Namibia! 26 T20Is old and here they are, with a win in their first ever T20 World Cup Super 12 appearance.  A lot of heart to Scotland's effort with the ball too, that early jolt with the willow proved a bit too much in the end.

NAM 115/6 in 19.1 overs: JJ Smit seals the deal in style! A sizzling SIX  over point and Namibia skip past a couple of hiccups to earn its first Super 12 win in its maiden appearance!

NAM 109/6 in 19 overs: Scores level after an exquisite extra cover drive from Smit who picks up a single to follow up. Wheal to Frylinck. OUT! Lobs it straight to short midwicket with Namibia just needing a single to finish! Two dots to finish from Wheal and we stretch to the final over. Nam needs 1 run from 1 over!

In this episode of Matchpoint Paradox, our correspondents Ayan Acharya and Amol Karhadkar review the latest from the T20 World Cup and other major updates from the world of cricket this past week.


Namibia needs 7 runs in 12 balls.

NAM 103/5 in 18 overs: Leask to Wiese. OUT! A six down the ground and falls soon after! Leask fires the ball in and wide from Wiese's swing over mid-wicket from around the wicket. The ball finds the thick outside edge and flies to straight short third.

NAM 96/4 in 17 overs: That's a cracking over from Watt!  Add a piece of fearless captaincy from Berrington too. He brings in the fielders to mid-on and off and also introduces a slip as Watt floats it into Smit who misses a couple of big swings while the last one nearly chops the stumps.

NAM 93/4 in 16 overs: Full toss from Greaves and Smit smokes it for SIX! That surely should knock the gas off Scotland's defence. Smit waits for the loosener and tonks it handsomely over mid-wicket. Namibia needs 17 in four overs

Namibia needs 25 from 30 balls.

NAM 85/4 in 15 overs: Smit releases the pressure with an excellent cut for FOUR! Sharif offers a hint of room on return and Smit slashes it behind point to fetch a crucial boundary.

Namibia needs 35 from 36 balls.

Five overs since the last boundary was hit.

NAM 75/4 in 14 overs: Greaves gets through Wiese with a zipping top-spinner. Wiese gets an inside-edge that almost kisses the leg-stump. Six runs off the over come through singles and the chase gets tighter by the minute. Namibia wouldn't fret as long as Wiese's around.

NAM 69/4 in 13 overs: Watt to Williams. OUT! Here comes the wickets and the scales have swung very much into the balance! Williams steps down to work Watt towards the on-side but is beaten by the guile of the left-armer. The ball rushes down leg and Cross does well to hold on and flick the bails.  Craig Williams st †Cross b Watt 23 (29b 1x6)

NAM 63/3 in 12 overs: Leask to Erasmus. OUT! Through the defences with a beauty! Leak is ecstatic as he gets the Namibian skipper to prod forward and fall. He comes from the wicket and slides it in. The ball pitches on length and straightens to hit the leg-stump as Erasmus aims for a bizarre extra-cover drive. Wiese is in at 5. He tucks one down the ground and finds a single to get going.  Gerhard Erasmus b Leask 4 (6b)

NAM 60/2 in 11 overs: The chase gets a bit tricky for Namibia here. Watt skims through another quick over. Just the four off it and a couple of wickets here could massively tilt the scales.

NAM 56/2 in 10 overs: Greaves to Green. OUT! In the air and taken at long-off!  Greaves floats the ball in wide from Green's arc as he shimmies down for the slog. He gets a faint bottom-edge on that and Munsey completes a fine catch in the deep.  Zane Green c Munsey b Greaves 9 (13b 1x4)

NAM 50/1 in 9 overs: Scotland loses a review after Watt fires one into Green who misses a fine sweep. The ball hits him flush on the front pad and skipper Berrington goes for a review. Seems like the ball is pitching outside leg and Green survives. An excellent shot from Williams to complete the over as he brings up the fifty with a cracking SIX down the ground.

Mark Watt replaces Wheal

NAM 40/1 in 8 overs: Green greets Greaves with an excellent paddle sweep for FOUR. Greaves follows up with a couple of flippers and the batters resort to singles to tick the scoreboard.

Greaves into the attack

NAM 32/1 in 7 overs: This is a neat defence sans much luck for Scotland. Wheal continues to bowl to tight lines and concedes just three runs in the over.

NAM 29/1 in 6 overs: Sharif to van Lingen. OUT! Straight up in the air and taken at cover! van Lingen attempts to pull a straight delivery from Sharif across the wicket and ends up getting a top edge on it. Easy grab for skipper Berrington and Scotland has its first breakthrough.  Michael van Lingen c Berrington b Sharif 18 (24b 2x4)

NAM 26/0 in 5 overs: van Lingen breaks the shackles! Davey fends short and Lingen swings across and finds the mid-wicket boundary. A mighty good shot to follow as van Lingen drives a fuller delivery from Davey down the ground for FOUR.

NAM 15/0 in 4 overs: Fine start for Sharif. He gets the out-swinger going. Williams and van Lingen keep a watchful eye and continue to tread in singles. Pretty much a sedate start to the chase.

Sharif replaces Davey

NAM 13/0 in 3 overs: Wheal pins van Lingen to his crease with some sharp hit-the-deck bowling. Just the two runs come off it and Scotland's giving its best shot at restricting the runs.

NAM 11/0 in 2 overs: Davey gets some fine inward movement to van Lingen who is pinned back with the nagging line. Scotland needs a couple of early jolts in the Powerplay to peg Namibia back.

Josh Davey into the attack

NAM 6/0 in 1 over: A loose delivery onto the pads and Wheal begins by conceding a boundary down the leg-side. A hint of shape to follow and he squares up Williams with a beauty to finish.

Brad Wheal with the new ball.

Back for the chase. The Saltires in purple have taken the field. Namibia's openers Craig Williams and van Lingen are at the centre.

Namibia's excellent left-arm trio and David Wiese have lightened the work on Gerhard Erasmus' side in its maiden Super 12 game. Trumpelmann, the pick of the stars, rattled the Scots from the first ball as he dismissed three batters for ducks in the first over before Frylinck and Wiese doubled the pressure on Scotland.

SCO 109/8 in 20 overs: Clinical from Wiese. Clinical from Namibia. Just seven runs in the final over and Scotland would rue for its absolutely bizarre first-half.  Namibia is poised to get off the mark in its first-ever Super 12 game!

SCO 102/7 in 19 overs: Frylinck to Watt. OUT! Holes out straight to long-on. He fails to get to the pitch off the ball and mistimes the slog over mid-on. Finds the fielder underneath it and Scotland stumbles towards the finish line.  Mark Watt c Erasmus b Frylinck 3 (6b)

SCO 99/6 in 18 overs: Wiese continues to fox the batters with some excellent change-ups. Just the three runs off the over and Scotland will need a handful of boundaries to make any game out of this one.

Wiese into the attack

SCO 96/6 in 17 overs: Smit to Leask. OUT! Bowled him! Leask shuffles a bit too much to the off-side and ends up paddling the ball back to the stumps. Massive loss for Scotland in the innings progression. Watt joins Greaves as Scotland crawls towards 100.  Michael Leask b Smit 44 (27b 4x4 2x6)

SCO 92/5 in 16 overs: Ya France into the attack. There is an appeal for LBW off the very first ball but the umpire isn't interested. The projected score as of now is 124. Leask gets down on one knee to sweep Ya France to backward square leg for four runs.

SCO 84/5 in 15 overs: Trumpelmann to bowl out. Greaves welcomes him with a boundary. There is an appeal for a run out later in the over, but Leask is pretty quick between the wickets. Trumpelmann finishes with an impressive 4-0-17-3.

SCO 78/5 in 14 overs: Another 10-run over for Scotland. Greaves shifts to his right and makes room for the slog over mid-wicket. Scholtz tosses it up and Greaves finds the boundary with fine execution.

SCO 68/5 in 13 overs: Leask is attempting to up the ante. He smokes Smit with a cracking pull that sails past the deep mid-wicket fence for SIX. Can he sustain this till the end of the innings?

SCO 58/5 in 12 overs: Frylinck to Cross. OUT! Cleaned him up!  Cross steps out of the crease to slam Frylinck over the square. Frylinck deftly slides the ball in straight and the ball clips the inside-edge before smashing into the wickets. Just about when things were seeming to get better, Scotland loses another. Frylinck finds the outside edge off Greaves and this time the keeper puts down a tough chance. Low and fast to Green's diving right and Greaves survives.  Matthew Cross b Frylinck 19 (33b 1x4)

SCO 57/4 in 11 overs: Fifty up for Scotland. Leask finally switches gears as van Lingen offers a couple of juicy deliveries in the slot. Leask pummels one down the ground for FOUR and swings his arms through the arc to parry to the ball over long-on for SIX.

van Lingen replaces Wiese

SCO 43/4 in 10 overs: Namibia has let nothing slip away from its grasp tonight. Frylinck continues to attack the stumps and the batters fail to create room to aim for the big shots.

SCO 39/4 in 9 overs: Wiese continues to trouble the batters with that sharp delivery that seams in. He tucks one in sharply to hit Cross flush on the pads, but the ball just a little too much as it zips down the leg-stump.

SCO 32/4 in 8 overs: Scholtz flattens his deliveries to the batters. Cross and Leask continue to pierce the gaps and find the singles. A heavy recovery job on their shoulders.

Scholtz into the attack

SCO 26/4 in 7 overs: Smit mixes up his pace as he takes the ball from the batters. Cross and Leask remain iffy but rotate strike with a couple of singles.

Smit switches ends

SCO 22/4 in 6 overs: Wiese to Wallace. OUT! The in-decker thuds the pads and there goes another. Scotland in absolute shambles as the umpire raises the finger almost instantly.  Excellent delivery from Wiese as he pins the batter with a beauty. Slips beside Wallace's defences off the length as the ball seams in sharply.  Craig Wallace lbw b Wiese 4 (13b)

Wiese replaces Smit

SCO 16/3 in 5 overs: Trumpelmann gets the outside-edge off Cross and the ball trickles down to the fence for FOUR. Cross plays the best shot of the evening so far as he aces the square drive to perfection but fails to find the boundary this time.

SCO 8/3 in 4 overs: The Scots have now clue how to get off this left-arm menace. Smit gets some shape as well into the batters who just about bring the bat down to wade off the ball off the last second.

JJ Smit replaces Frylinck

SCO 6/3 in 3 overs: Trumpelmann continues to bowl in a fine channel around the batters' feet. He finds the shape once again into the right-hander and follows up with a surprise bumper that skids away. Top stuff here from Namibia.

Trumpelmann becomes the first bowler to take 3 or more wickets in the first over of a men's T20.


SCO 4/3 in 2 overs:
Some incisive bowling from either end. Frylinck nearly steams through Wallace's defences for another wicket but he survives by a whisker. He sets off on a risky single as the ball hits the non-striker's end and makes it just in time! Absolutely streaky stuff from the Saltires.

Jan Frylinck from the other end

SCO 2/3 in 1 over: Trumpelmann to Munsey. OUT! What a start for Namibia! Munsey's on his way first ball! Full outside the off-stump and Munsey's attempted cut gets an inside-edge back to the stumps. Some jolt this for the Scots first up. MacLeod on strike. Trumpelmann strays down the leg for a couple of wides. He takes the ball swiftly from over the wicket and edged! MacLeod falls for a duck as well. The Namibians are on a roll! Skipper Berrington on strike.  Swinging in and thuds the pads, no, no.. is there another? Loud shot and given! Three ducks in the over and Trumpelmann is on fire! This one swings in from the length sharply and straightens just that much to clip the leg-stump.  Craig Wallace, the no.5 is in in the first over! Trumpelmann pumps it onto the body and Wallace keeps them out, barely!

George Munsey b Trumpelmann 0 (1b), Calum MacLeod c †Green b Trumpelmann 0 (2b), Richie Berrington lbw b Trumpelmann 0 (1b)

The players take a knee before getting on with the game. Trumpelmann with the new ball.

Here we go... Scotland openers Matthew Cross and George Munsey are at the middle.

The players walk out for the national anthems.

Scotland XI: George Munsey, Matthew Cross(w), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington(c), Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

Super 12 Points Table - who will get on board tonight?

Namibia XI: Craig Williams, Zane Green(w), Gerhard Erasmus(c), David Wiese, Michael van Lingen, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz

TOSS: Namibia wins Toss and opts to bowl

Gerhard Erasmus, NAM captain: We're having a bowl. The dew plays a big role and we have a strong bowling attack, so we hope we can perform. It was an emotional group stage, and we have to regroup after that. Wiese is a great performer, but 10 other guys are raring to go today. There's a lot of potential and we want to unleash them as well. We play each other often, so we know them.

Richard Berrington, SCO captain: Kyle Coetzer is nursing a finger injury. Craig Wallace coming in for him. We are putting the Afghanistan to one side now, and we are happy with the cricket we are playing. It doesn't throw us off, and we are ready to get back on track. Namibia are a strong side, but we are ready and raring to go.

 

Toss time in Abu Dhabi.

6:50PM IST: Big day for Namibian cricket, and they'll have five of them coming up over the next 10 days. Scotland's debut in the Super 12s, however, wasn't as memorable as it'd have loved it to be - suffering a heavy drubbing from Afghanistan. We have the Toss coming up in 10 minutes.

MATCH PREVIEW

After two stunning wins, debutant Namibia will look to continue its fairytale run when it takes on a bruised Scotland in the ICC T20 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Gerhard Erasmus and his bunch of unknown cricketers beat Netherlands by six wickets and then beat Ireland to grab a spot in the Super 12s. It was a historic moment for a country with a population of 2.5 million which doesn’t boast of any cricketing legacy. The win over Ireland was its first against a Test playing nation and it also guaranteed Namibia a spot in next year’s T20 World Cup.

Having earned its right to rub shoulders with cricket’s elites, Namibia will now be keen to test its skills against the best in the business. It will fancy a win over Scotland before it takes on heavyweights in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and New Zealand.

Scotland posted three successive wins in the first round before going down to Afghanistan by 130 runs. Kyle Coetzer’s men were skittled out for a paltry 60 in 10.2 overs while chasing a challenging 191 and they will need to quickly recover from the defeat to avoid any such hiccups against a team brimming with confidence.

Namibia has produced some solid batting displays as it scripted two successive chases in its last two matches.

The duo of skipper Erasmus and all-rounder David Wiese scored bulk of the runs as it overhauled targets of 164 and 125 with plenty of balls to spare in the last two games. Wiese also starred with the ball, taking three wickets with his medium pace, while left-arm pacer Jan Frylinck took five wickets to help restrict its opponents to modest scores.

For Scotland, the batting trio of Richie Berrington, George Munsey and Matthew Cross have produced the goods in the qualifying matches. The batting line-up appeared clueless against Afghanistan’s spinners and the batters will hope to give a better account of themselves on Wednesday

Josh Davey has been Scotland’s most successful bowler, with nine wickets so far from four matches, while Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt and Brad Wheal, too, have contributed. The team will look up to them to keep the opposition in check.

- Press Trust of India

Dream11 Fantasy Team picks

Wicketkeeper – Matthew Cross, Zane Green

Batters – Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus

All-rounders – Richard Berrington, David Wiese (c), Chris Greaves

Bowlers – Josh Davey (vc), Mark Watt, Bernard Scholtz

Team Composition: SCO 7:4 NAM Credits left: 1.0

SQUADS

Namibia: Craig Williams, Zane Green(w), Michael van Lingen, Gerhard Erasmus(c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Stephan Baard, Michau du Preez, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo

Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Ally Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal

Reserves: Michael Jones, Chris Sole


Where to watch T20 World Cup 2021 - Namibia vs Scotland Live?

The match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30pm IST. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.