The United Arab Emirates won their first-ever video game at a Twenty20 Globe Cup Thursday to distress Namibia by 7 runs as well as send out the Netherlands right into the Super 12 stage of the competition.
The Africans would have joined Sri Lanka in the next round rather than the Dutch had they won, yet versus the probabilities, the UAE limited them to 141/8 as they chased 149 for triumph.
Zahoor Khan and Basil Hameed got hold of 2 wickets each as the UAE lowered Namibia to 69/7 in the 13th over in the past late fireworks from David Weise (55 off 36 spheres) established a tense last-over finale.
UAE skipper Chundangapoyil Rizwan won the toss and chose to bat, yet it was tough breaking a strike led by paceman Ruben Trumpelmann, a crucial entertainer in Namibia’s run to the 2nd round year ago.
Supported by expert Wiese, Bernard Scholtz, JJ Smit as well as Jan Frylinck, they limited UAE openers Muhammad Waseem and Vriitya Aravind to simply 39 off the opening eight overs.
As the stress placed, Aravind (21) discovered an edge off Scholtz as well as the first gate dropped.
Waseem began opening up the bat to obtain the scoreboard relocating and with Rizwan along with him, raised his fifth T20 half-century, off 40 balls.
However he was gone two spheres later on, sending out a Ben Shikongo distribution to third man into the risk-free hands of Trumpelmann.
They got to 3 figure in the 15th over prior to Alishan Sharafu (four) was out with Rizwan (43 not out) and Basil Hameed (25 not out) driving them in the direction of a reputable overall with 33 runs plundered from the last two overs.
In reply, Namibia shed their openers early with Stephan Baard getting a thick edge off Junaid Siddique and Ahmed Raza accumulating the catch, then Michael van Lingen was captured on the ropes.
It left them at 16/2 after three overs and also with their work cut out, which did not get any simpler when Jan Nicol Lofti-Eaton was out lbw on evaluation two overs later to hand India-born Hameed a 2nd gate.
When captain Gerhard Erasmus was bowled by Karthik Meiyappan, that took a hat-trick versus Sri Lanka last Tuesday, as well as JJ Smit was run out, Namibia were in disarray at 46/5.
Zahoor then removed the hazardous Jan Frylinck with a yorker and also Zaner Eco-friendly three spheres later, leaving Namibia staring into the abyss in the 13th over.
But Weise never surrendered and also partnered by Trumelmann (not out 25) commenced saving his nation with some power hitting, lowering the target to 20 off the last 2 overs just ahead up short.