World T20: Netherlands secure nervy victory over Namibia


The Netherlands edged closer to a place in the Super 12s at the Men’s T20 World Cup after a nervy five-wicket victory over Namibia.

Bas de Leede hit an unbeaten 30 from 30 balls to help the Netherlands over the line for their second win of the tournament with three balls to spare.

Jan Frylinck had earlier top-scored with 48 as Namibia limped to 121-6.

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In Tuesday’s other match, Sri Lanka secured their first win with a 79-run victory over United Arab Emirates.

It means Netherlands top Group A going into the final round of matches, with Namibia second ahead of Sri Lanka courtesy of their superior net run-rate.

The Netherlands will seal their place in the Super 12s with victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday, before Namibia take on UAE.

The top two sides from each group will qualify for the Super 12s (two groups of six), which start on October 22. The winner of Group A and runner-up from Group B will face England. (BBC Sport)

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