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Namibian Eagles claim a thrilling victory

Namibian Eagles claim a thrilling victory

Niël Terblanché

 

THE talented and young National Cricket team has taken Namibian cricket to heights never seen before after winning the Castle Lite T20 series against the South African emerging men’s team with a thrilling 91 run margin.

 

Several excellent performances with the bat ensured Namibia won the decisive third match of the Twenty20 series against the South Africans at the Wanderers cricket ground in Windhoek.

 

In the final match of the series, Zane Green made 63 runs from 38 balls which included six fours and three sixes.

 

Green’s flurry led the way with a flying half-century, while there were also swashbuckling efforts by Gerhard Erasmus with 39 from 27 balls, JP Kotze (28 from 20 balls, JJ Smith 37 from 15 balls and Jan Frylinck that hit 22 runs from eight balls.

 

 

The titanic effort powered the Namibian Eagles to a massive 230 runs for six.

 

The South Africans could only manage 139 runs from 16.2 overs before being bowled out.

 

The star performance handed the Eagles a 2-1 series victory, with the one-day leg of the tour set to begin on Tuesday.

 

South Africa won the first match on Friday with five runs while the Eagles fought back for a five-run victory in the second match of the series on Saturday.

 

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