Gerhard Erasmus’ cruising half-century and David Wiese’s whirlwind 28* off 14 balls drove Namibia into the Super 12s of the 2021 T20 World Cup. This eight-wicket win over Ireland also meant Namibia have booked their spot in next year’s edition as well, which will be played in Australia.
Batting first in a virtual knockout, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien laid the platform by adding 62 in 7.2 overs but the incoming batters failed to take advantage of it. Ireland were 55 for 0 at the end of the powerplay but could score only 70 in the next 14 overs. Excluding the top three, no one else reached the double figures.