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Namibia Breaks 'HUGE' Record with Explosive Super Over Performance vs Oman In T20 WC 2024

David Wiese in action in the Super Over [X]David Wiese in action in the Super Over [X]

Namibia shattered records at the T20 World Cup 2024, achieving the highest Super Over score in the tournament's history during their thrilling encounter against Oman on Monday.

The match, which ended in a deadlock at 109 runs each, witnessed Namibia blasting a formidable 21 runs in the Super Over, the highest runs scored in a Super Over in T20 World Cup history.

Namibia achieved highest Super Over score in T20 World Cup history

This monumental clash, only the third Super Over in T20 World Cup history and the first since 2012, had cricket fans on the edge of their seats.

Namibia, unfazed by the pressure, turned the heat up when it mattered the most, showing their mettle against an Oman side that had valiantly defended their modest total during the regulation overs.

The Super Over was a spectacle of raw power, with Namibia’s batsmen David Wiese and captain Gerhard Erasmus taking to the crease like a house on fire.

They racked up 21 runs, leaving the crowd roaring and the opposition needing more than just a miracle to match. Oman, despite a gallant effort, could muster only 10 runs, handing the victory to the jubilant Namibian side.

Prior to Namibia's record-setting performance, the highest Super Over score in T20 World Cup history was held by the West Indies, who scored 19 runs against New Zealand during the 2012 edition of the tournament.

That match held in Pallekele, saw the Caribbean powerhouses unleash a barrage of boundaries to set a challenging target. The Kiwis, despite their spirited response, fell just short, managing 17 runs.

West Indies' explosive display in that Super Over not only showcased their batting depth but also set a high standard for drama and excitement in the format, a record that stood unchallenged until Namibia's recent spectacular outing.