Another proud moment for Namibia: Erasmus after Scotland win

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27 Oct 2021 | 06:52 PM
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Another proud moment for Namibia: Erasmus after Scotland win

Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus said his team have to raise their game going ahead

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus described the Wednesday's Super 12s win over Scotland as another proud moment for his team and issued a rallying cry to his teammates to raise their game for the upcoming fixtures.

After qualifying to the second phase in their maiden T20 World Cup, Namibia beat Scotland by four wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

"Delighted to get another World Cup win, another proud moment for the team. From here on we have to lift our level. We are excited for the challenge. Hopefully we can execute on those days," Erasmus said after the four-wicket win.

Chasing 110, Namibia were anchored by the opener Craig Williams' 23 and an unbeaten 32 from all-rounder JJ Smit as they reached the target with five balls to spare.

"It was always about showing good intent. Luckily we got few partnerships to get over the line. Ruben (Trumpelmann) sets high standards. By his own admission he hasn't hit the straps but very delighted that he came out here and executed.

"That allowed us to start well and throw the first punch. Quite big (celebrating the victory), pretty proud moment. We savour this with the small Namibian group out here and all the people back home. Small but very proud country. We owe it to them back home," added the captain.

Scotland stand-in skipper Richard Berrington felt that his team was 20-30 runs short.

"Hard to recover after that sort of a first over (where they lost three wickets). We just needed to get a partnership. I thought Leask and Cross played well. 120 would have given us a better chance," he said.

"It was important we put the Afghanistan game behind us. We were confident today, but we didn't execute. We have few days to reflect and recover," he said.

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