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Scotland beat Namibia by 5 wkts


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Bridgetown (Barbados), June 7: (AP) Scotland moved atop Group B with a five-wicket win over Namibia.
Namibia posted 155-9 and Scotland reached its winning total with nine balls remaining.
Captain Richie Berrington made an unbeaten 47 from 35 balls and shared a 74-run fifth-wicket partnership with Michael Leask (35 from 17) which steered Scotland to its first win over Namibia in four T20 internationals.
Scotland took a point from its opening match against England, which was rained out, and now sits atop Group B with three points, ahead of Australia and Namibia with two. Namibia beat Oman in a Super Over finish to its first match.
Australia plays England on Saturday.
Captain Gerhard Erasmus made 52 from 30 balls and put on 51 for the fifth wicket with Zane Green (28) as Namibia made a 155-9 after choosing to bat. Erasmus then took 2-14, bowling the eighth and 10th overs, to leave Scotland 69-3 at the midpoint of its innings. But Berrington and Leask, coming together at 73-4 after 11 overs, guided Scotland to victory.
“I don’t think we’re going to get over that for a while,” Leask said. “It’s a helluva feeling.”
“We’ve got a hell of a squad. It’s no surprise to us (that we are on top of the table now). It might be a surprise to some. England will probably say it was a surprise to them the other day that we’re 90 off 10 overs.
“It doesn’t surprise me, as this team’s got great depth. We’ve played together for a number of years. We’ve got some new fresh blood so it doesn’t really surprise us that we’re in this position. We’ve got two more huge games and why can’t we top the group at the end of it then?” said Leask in the post-match press conference.
Scotland now have matches against Oman and Australia coming up and need to win them if they are to consolidate their top position in Group B and progress to the Super Eight stage. (Agencies)


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