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A nightmare start for Scotland as Munsey is bowled off the first ball.
What they said
Richard Berrington | Scotland captain: Disappointing day for us. 20-30 runs (short). 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. Sticking 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.
Smit takes Namibia through
Two fours and two sixes in a 23-ball innings of 32*. Helps Scotland overcome wobble and get those two points. Namibia effectively clinched this in the first over of the match with that three overs. This win takes them above India and New Zealand in the standings… Just saying.
A fourth one goes down… Namibia under pressure?
A wicket for Watt. The spinners are doing it for Scotland here. Craig Williams dances down, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and is stumped. Great bowling , sees the batsman coming down, and fires it down. The ball goes off the pads. Nice keeping.
JJ Smit now joins Wiese in the middle. Nervy stuff.
Three down now…
… and now a wicket for Michael Leash, the hero with the bat for Scotland. Bowls a lovely, loopy off-spinner from round the stumps that dips on Gerhard Erasmus and goes through his attempt hoick to hit the stumps. It brings David Wiese to the middle. Will Namibia close this out without further drama?
Zane Green falls to the Greaves googly. Steps out to loft it straight, just like what Williams had done in the last over, but miscues it to long-off. Scotland staying in the contest. Namibia 56/2 after 10 overs. 54 to get in the next 10.
An important six
Namibia's go steady had brought the required run-rate to 6. But a straight six from Craig Williams off Mark Watt helps ease the pressure a little. 50/1 in 9 overs.
A wicket in the PowerPlay
Safyaan Sharif has Michael van Lingen top-edging an attempted pull for an easy catch to Richie Berrington. Namibia haven't raced away in the PowerPlay, their 29 runs is only seven more than what Scotland managed at the same stage. They've lost, however, just 1 wickets to Scotland's 4.
Scotland finish with 109/8
Under-par one would think even with the slow pitches here in the UAE. It was an uphill climb once they lost three big wickets in the first over of the match. Michael Leask did well with that 44. But is that enough? Can Scotland make a match out of it? Namibia well in front right now at the break…
Just as I typed that…
Leask falls for 44 off 27. Gets far too across his stumps to play the attempted at scoop. Misses and Smit hits the stumps. Has that cost Scotland at least 15 runs.
An excellent innings from Leask
Almost single-handedly keeping Scotland in this. Can they fight with a score of around 120-130? In another innings that they've struggled, he's on 44* off 25. He's targeting the shorter boundaries with his pull shots.
A brief recovery and then another wicket
Matthew Cross and Michael Leask put on a 39-run stand from 34 balls and just when Scotland could think of a recovery — Leask hit a four and a six off the last two balls– than they've been set back again. Frylinck cleans up Matt Cross. 57/5 now.
Four down in the PowerPlay
No end in sight for Scotland's nightmare. They seemed to have some luck when Matthew Cross edged one past a diving slip fielder for four and then picked up three more with a solid punch past backward point. But David Wiese comes in and pings Craig Wallace plumb in front of the stumps. After six overs, Scotland are 22 for 4
Bharat Sundaresan @beastieboy07 Albie Morkel took 2 wickets in 1 over in his only T20I against Scotland. It was he who convinced Ruben Trumpelmann to move his cricket from South Africa to Namibia & Trumpelmann's done one better with 3 wickets in an over against Scotland. As random links go #T20WorldCup #SCOvNAM 02:27 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Trumpelmann's dream is Scotland's nightmare
Scotland can't seem to catch a break. If it was spin versus Afghanistan, it's left-arm swing here in the first over.
Two wides and three wickets. Ducks for George Munsey, Callum MacLeod and the stand-in captain Richie Berrington. There's swing for the left-arm seamer Ruben Trumpelmann. Munsey drags a one on to the stumps. MacLeod goes chasing at one and nicks off. Berrington wears an inswinger on the pads and is adjudged out LBW. No respite from the review either as Umpire's Call stands. Crazy!
Mohandas Menon @mohanstatsman Namibia's Ruben Trumpelmann is the first bowler to claim 3 wickets in the opening over of a T20I match! #NAMvSCO #SCOvNAM #T20WorldCup2021 #T20WC 02:22 PM • Oct 10, 2021
A wicket off the first ball
Just what Namibia would have loved and Scotland, battling batting insecurities, wouldn't have. George Munsey drags the first ball from Ruben Trumpelmann on to his stumps. Ecstacy & Nightmare!
First duck in 29 innings for Munsey.
Toss: Namibia bowl; No Kyle Coetzer for Scotland
No surprises at the toss as Namibia win toss and opt to field. The big news here is that Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer is out with a finger injury. Richie Berrington takes over captaincy duties. Craig Wallace comes in for Coetzer.
In case you missed that Afghanistan v Scotland game, here's Aayush Puthran on that rude evening for the Scots. Meanwhile, here's Akash Sarkar setting up tonight's game for you.
Prelude – A two-pointer for the two qualifiers
Scotland had a great run in the preliminary qualification round of this World Cup and then in the Super 12 phase, they went up against Afghanistan and were hammered to the tune of 130 runs. Now they face Namibia, a team they haven't beaten yet. So things could unravel rather quickly for them if they can't hit the reset button.
This is the opening game of the Super 12 phase for Namibia, who pipped the likes of Ireland and Netherlands to get to this big stage. These are very early stages in this round but this could well be the match that decides who grabs the wooden spoon in this group.