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“Nam Yaad Rakhna”: World Reacts As Namibia Upset Sri Lanka In T20 World Cup Opener


Namibia on Sunday handed a stunning loss 55-run loss to Sri Lanka in the opening match of round 1 of the T20 World Cup. Defending 163 for 7 at Kardinia Park in Geelong, Namibia bundled out Sri Lanka for 108 runs in 19 overs. Jan Frylinck scored 44 off 28 balls and JJ Smit scored 31 off 16 as Namibia posted 163 for 7 on the board after getting an invitation to batting first. They bundled out Sri Lanka for 108 runs in 19 overs. Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Jan Frylinck, and David Wiese took two wickets each for Namibia while JJ Smit claimed one wicket.

Soon after Namibia’s thrilling win over the Lankans, cricket fans and even former players of the game sent congratulatory messages to the side.

“Namibia has told the cricketing world today… “Nam” Yaad Rakhna!” wrote India legend Sachin Tendulkar, while former all-rounder Irfan Pathan posted a shocking and clapping emoji for Namibia.

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