Australia beat Namibia by 9 wickets

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Australia vs Namibia, 24th Match, Group B at Antigua, Jun 11, 2024,

Published on: Jun 12, 2024

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Australia won the toss and they decided to bowl first. Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus top-scored for the Africans with a battling innings of 36 before he miscued a Marcus Stoinis delivery to Glenn Maxwell at midwicket.

Zampa’s final wicket, when he bowled Bernard Scholtz through the gate, made him the first Australian man to take 100 wickets in the shortest format of the international game.He was named the player of the match for his 4/12. For Namibia, Gerard Erasmus top-scored for Namibia, with a 36-run knock as the team were bowled out for 72

Australia qualified for the Super 8s after defeating Namibia by nine wickets on Wednesday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Set a target of 73 runs, Australia’s Travis Head (34 off 17), David Warner (20 runs off 8 balls) and Mitchell Marsh (18 off 9) went out all guns blazing to end the chase in 5.4 overs, before the powerplay was over.

Mitchell Marsh Australia captain: I thought it was a great performance from the bowling team. Swing was around and all-round a professional performance. It’s really important and great to qualify for the super eights.. We will manage as many as we can over the next few days. [on Zampa] If you look at his career over the last 4-5 years, he ‘s probably our most important player. He loves the pressure and he is bowling well at the moment and we are lucky to have him. [on how they are enjoying the off days in West Indies] Probably not as many beers as you had back in the day Haydos. Lots of beach days and it’s like being back in Perth, we are enjoying it.

Gerhard Erasmus Namibia captain: That you can’t sit back against the best in the world. The skill gap is there, we tried to close that by fighting fire with fire but we did not do that in this tournament so far. A good side like Australia with their skillset will expose you if you are not mentally there, the conditions were fair and unfortunately we did not play well enough according to the conditions.

Adam Zampa is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliance with the ball. He says that it is a nice feeling to get the win and qualify for the Super 8 stage. Shares that the ball has been coming out of his hand nicely. Adds that he is being encouraged by the captain to pick wickets in the middle phase. Tells that cross-breeze was something they experienced in Barbados and it is something they need to take into account while playing here in the Caribbean.

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