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T20 World Cup 2024 NAM vs OMA: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Jan Frylinck in action for Namibia against Oman (x.com)Jan Frylinck in action for Namibia against Oman (x.com)

Namibia edged past a spirited Oman unit in a thrilling Super Over at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. The match also marked the opening Group B fixture of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Here’s the timeline of how NAM vs OMA panned out in Barbados:

NAM vs OMA Highlights: Ruben Trumpelmann Strikes Thrice With The New-Ball

Namibia’s new-ball paceman Ruben Trumpelmann struck thrice in his first couple of overs, including trapping Oman opener Kashyap Prajapati and captain Aqib Ilyas both plumb in front for first-ball ducks.

The speedster also dismissed senior opener Naseem Khushi for just six as Oman slipped to 10-3 in 2.3 overs after being put into bat first.

NAM vs OMA Highlights: Khalid Kail Leads Oman’s Middle-Order Recovery

At 10-3, number five batter Khalid Kail led Oman’s recovery by forming steady partnerships with Zeeshan Maqsood (22 off 20 balls) and Ayaan Khan (15 off 21 balls). While Maqsood was trapped in front by Bernard Scholtz right after the opening powerplay, Ayaan became the first of Gerhard Erasmus’ two victims of the evening at 68-5.

Khalid himself punched out a cautious 34 with a boundary and a six to his name to headline Oman’s struggling batting effort.

NAM vs OMA Highlights: Trumpelmann Takes Four, Wiese Mops Up Tail

Senior Namibia fast bowler David Wiese curtailed Khalid Kail’s resistance with a sharp caught-and-bowled, before getting Mehran Khan a couple of deliveries later in the 18th over of the Oman innings.

The former South African international also removed tail-ender Shakeel Ahmed in the final over to envelop Oman’s struggling innings at 109. In the midst of Wiese’s three-wicket burst, his new-ball partner Ruben Trumpelmann trapped Kaleemullah to finish with career-best figures of 4-21.

NAM vs OMA Highlights: Bilal Khan, Aqib Ilyas Get Both Namibian Openers

Defending 109, Oman’s leading fast bowler Bilal Khan blitzed through the defenses of Namibian opener Michael van Lingen in just the second ball of the run-chase. At 0-1, Nikolaas Davin led his team’s brief recovery with a cautious 42-run partnership with number three batter Jan Frylinck.

Just as Namibia started to gain an upper hand in their run-chase, a well-set Davin made the long walk back to the pavilion courtesy of some sharp turn from spinner Aqib Ilyas.

NAM vs OMA Highlights: Mehran Khan Enforces Super Over After Frylinck’s 45

Namibia number three Jan Frylinck composed a near run-a-ball 45 to take his team at the brink of a seemingly convincing victory. However, at a time when Namibia required just 14 more runs for a win from the remaining 16 deliveries, senior Oman fast bowler Mehran Khan fought back by getting rid of JJ Smit.

Moreover, Mehran (3-7 from three overs) also defended five runs in the final over to hold Namibia on to a thrilling tie by getting the key wickets of Jan Frylinck and Zane Green.

NAM vs OMA Highlights: David Wiese Overwhelms Oman In Super Over

David Wiese and Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus collectively smacked three boundaries and a six to score 21 runs in the Super Over off Bilal Khan. In response, Oman managed just 10-1 to fall 11 runs short of their target.

The outcome granted Namibia their two points to go atop the 2024 T20 World Cup Group B points table.