ANI Photo | ICC T20 WC: “Nam yaad rakhna,” Sachin Tendulkar lauds Namibia after win over Sri Lanka

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 16 (ANI): Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar lauded the Namibia cricket team with a very witty comment following their win over Sri Lanka in the tournament opener of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday.
An all-round Namibia pulled off an upset for ages after defeating Asia Cup 2022 champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs in their Group A, round one match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at Geelong today.
“Namibia has told the cricketing world today… ” Nam” yaad rakhna!,” tweeted Tendulkar.

Coming to the match, put to bat first by Namibia, they were off to a shaky start. The intent was always visible in the innings but wickets kept falling at regular intervals. In 15 overs, Namibia was at 95/6. But they accelerated in the final five overs, scoring 68 runs. Jan Frylinck (44 off 28 balls) and JJ Smit (31* off 16 balls) helped their side reach 163/7 in 20 overs.
Pramod Madushan (2/37) was the standout Sri Lankan bowler. Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga took a wicket each. Chasing 164, Sri Lanka were caught by surprise by fantastic bowling from Namibia and some electric displays of fielding. Only captain Shanaka (29 off 23 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (20 off 21 balls) could score something decent as the Asian champs were bundled out for just 108 runs and lost the match by 55 runs.
David Wiese (2/16) and Bernard Scholtz (2/18) were the leading bowlers for Namibia. Ben Shikongo and Jan Frylinck also took two scalps while JJ Smit took one. Frylinck was titled with the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his all-round performance. He scored 44 and took 2/26 with the ball.
Brief Scores: Namibia: 163/7 in 20 overs (Jan Frylinck 44, JJ Smit 31*, Pramod Madushan 2/37) defeated Sri Lanka: 108 in 19 overs (Dasun Shanaka 29, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 20, David Wiese 2/16). (ANI)

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