The very first match of the T20 World Cup 2022 is currently ongoing as Sri Lanka is taking on Associate nation Namibia in an exciting opening match of the tournament in Geelong.
The match began with Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka winning the toss and opted to bowl first. And the Sri Lanka did justified their captain’s decision as they took 6 wickets for 93 runs. But then, an important partnership between Jan Frylinch and JJ Smit’s brilliant innings helped Namibia posted a good fighting total of 163 runs.
While this is 2nd consecutive time that Namibia are in the T20 World Cup, still no one expected them to post a huge total against a team like Sri Lanka, especially given how they started their inning.
In such scenario, cricket fans did took a moment to appreciate Namibia for their performance and many are even already expecting upset early on in the tournament. The match is still currently ongoing as of writing.
16th over: 11 runs.
17th over: 10 runs.
18th over: 16 runs.
19th over: 18 runs.
20th over: 13 runs.
Terrific finish by Namibia, they were 95 for 6 at the end of the 15th over then scored 68 runs in the last 5 overs.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 16, 2022Advertisement
JJ Smit always there to ensure namibia got something on the board, savior.— arfan (@Im__Arfan) October 16, 2022
Asia Cup champions are in big trouble, 20 for 3 while chasing 164 against Namibia.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 16, 2022
What a start for Namibia. Are we in for a big upset?— Siddhant (@__s1ddhant__) October 16, 2022
Halfway stage and i am going with Namibia. Guys Big Upset coming up.#SLvsNMB— imshahfahad (@im__ShahFahad) October 16, 2022