In the first match of the 20 World Cup, Sri Lanka faced a major upset by 55 runs.
New Delhi, the world cup, which is considered as the Mahakumbh of cricket, has already started. Cricket fans are also very enthusiastic about this World Cup. The enthusiasm of the supporters of these Team India is in seventh heaven. Because, the supporters of Team India hope that this World Cup will definitely be won by the Indian team.
Because, 15 years ago in 2007 when the first season of T20 World Cup was played, under the leadership of Dhoni, the Indian team won the world by defeating Pakistan in the final. Fans are hoping for the same from Rohit Sharma this time too.
In such a situation, there has been a big explosion in the very first match of T20. Namibia shocked everyone by defeating Sri Lanka in the very first match of the Twenty20 World Cup 2022. The Sri Lankan team has recently reached here after winning the Asia Cup 2022 title.
Sri Lanka looked very strong at the start of this match, but Namibia produced a spectacular performance and caused a major upset by beating the Asian champions. In the eyes of cricket pundits, the Sri Lankan team was the biggest contender to win, but Namibia proved everyone wrong. In this match, Sri Lanka had to face defeat by 55 runs.
In this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Namibia lost the toss and scored 163 runs. Namibia scored only 95 for 6 after 15 overs, but turned the game around by scoring 68 in the last 5 overs.
Along with this, Namibia has become the highest run scorer in T20 International against Sri Lanka as an associate team. Before this, no associate team could cross the mark of 160 runs against Sri Lanka. In response to the target of 164 runs, the Sri Lankan team could score only 108 runs.
Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nishanka lost his wicket for 9 runs and Kusal Mendis for 6 runs. None of the Sri Lankan batsmen could reach 30 runs, while Jayne Freelink scored 44 runs off 28 balls and JJ Smith scored an unbeaten 31 runs for Namibia.