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On Monday, June 3, Gerhard Erasmus-led Namibia defeated Oman in a thrilling Super Over in match three of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. With this win, Namibia opened their T20 World Cup campaign to take the top spot in the Group B points table, getting hold of the crucial two points.

After winning the toss, Namibia captain, Gerhard Erasmus decided to bowl first, inviting the Aqib Ilyas-led side to put the score first on the board. On the back of a 39-ball 34 from Khalid Kail and Zeeshan Maqsood playing a 20-ball 22, Oman posted 109 before getting bowled out. For Namibia, Trumpelmann finished with four wickets in his four-over spell, becoming the first player in the history of T20Is to take two wickets off the first two deliveries of a game. Along with him, David Wiese also chipped in with crucial wickets and finished with the figures of 3/28 in his 3.4 over spell.

In the run chase, Namibia lost the wicket of Michael van Lingen early on the second ball after which Nikolaas Davin and Jan Frylinck got the scoreboard ticking. Frylinck scored a crucial 48-ball 45 and helped Namibia level the scoreboard in the stipulated 20 overs, taking the game into the Super Over.

Namibia’s Gerhard Erasmus and David Wiese smashed 21 runs in the one-over eliminator off Bilal Khan’s over. But in return, Oman could not chase the total and eventually added only 10 runs, courtesy David Wiese’s brilliant over with the ball. 

Namibia will next take on Scotland on June 7 (IST) at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, while Oman will take on Australia in their next Group B clash at the same venue on June 6 (Thursday).