History at the inaugural World Cup
Erasmus, Weiss Adarho
Sharjah: Namibia made history at the inaugural World Cup. Entered Super-12 and became Satta. The Test team shocked Ireland by 8 wickets in the Chavorevo match in Group ‘A’ on Friday. Namibia reached the next stage of the mega tournament by finishing second in the group after Sri Lanka. It has also secured its place in next year’s T20 World Cup. Ireland and the Netherlands are eliminated from Group ‘A’. Namibia chased down a 126-run target against Ireland with just two balls to spare with nine balls to spare. Captain Gerard Erasmus (53 not out) scored an unbeaten half-century. Erasmus added an unbeaten 53 for the third wicket with Player of the Match David Weiss (28 not out). First Ireland scored 125 for eight in 20 overs.
The Netherlands suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the final of Group A, which was not so important. Batting first, the Netherlands collapsed to 44 in just 10 overs. Ackerman (11) was the only batsman to score twice. Lahiru, Hasaranga Chero took three wickets. Sharp took two wickets. Sri Lanka then chased down a small target, losing two wickets in 7.1 overs.