The Netherlands have booked their seat in the super 12 after United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s dramatic win over Namibia. Sri Lanka topped group A, while the dutch side finished second. Namibia needed to beat UAE to secure their spot in the super 12, but they fell seven runs short in a thrilling encounter.
Chasing 149, The half team were back to the pavilion for 46 runs within the 8th over. The situation worsened when they lost two more wickets and were 70/7 after 13 overs. David Wiese took the Namibian side closer with a half-century but failed to finish things off. Wiese scored 55, hammering three fours and sixes each; Ruben Trumpelmann assisted unbeaten 25 runs. Zahoor Khan and Basil Hameed grabbed two wickets each for UAE.
Earlier in the first inning, Muhammad Waseem’s half-century helped UAE finish on 148/3. Waseem scored 50 from 41 balls, while skipper Rizwan added an unbeaten 43. Basil Hameed finished things for UAE with 14-ball 25 runs (smashing 2 sixes and fours each).
Group B’s top two are yet to be decided. Scotland will be facing Zimbabwe, and Ireland takes on the mighty West Indies; the winners of these matches will move ahead.