T20 World Cup: Namibia stun Sri Lanka by 55 runs in tournament opener.
The 70-run stand for the seventh wicket between Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit helped Namibia to beat Sri Lanka by 55 runs.
Minnows Namibia stunned Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs in the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Geelong on Sunday.
After being put into bat first, Namibia posted 163 for 7 in 20 overs. With 93 for 6 in 14.2 overs, Namibia were in deep trouble. Jan Frylinck (44 off 28b; 4×4) and JJ Smit (31 not out off 16b; 2×4, 2×6) put on a 70-run stand for the seventh wickets in just 34 balls. The partnership proved to be a match-winning one.