Special moment to help Namibia win this game: Wiese

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20 Oct 2021 | 02:07 PM
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Special moment to help Namibia win this game: Wiese

Following his unbeaten 66, Weise admitted that it was a special moment to get Namibia over the line

With their backs against the wall, especially in a clash where they were facing the veteran Netherlands side, Namibia overpowered their way to a famous six-wicket win. Chasing 164, Namibia made light work of the run-chase, with former South African all-rounder David Wiese scoring an invaluable 40-ball 66, a knock consisting of four boundaries and five sixes. 

At the post-match presentation, Weise hailed the win as a special moment in a run chase that looked like it was getting away constantly from the grasp of the newcomers. The all-rounder also pointed out that the over before drinks where they scored 16 runs off veteran Roelof van der Merwe’s over turned the tide. 

"[Feels] awesome to be honest. It's very hot out there and lot of running. We were lucky to get a big over before the drinks break for momentum and then it was about picking the right balls. We tried to bat as well as we could. Means a lot to me, in a World Cup on international stage is special and to put in a big performance for Namibia, I'm glad to get this opportunity to play international cricket," Wiese stated. 

On the other hand, losing skipper Pieter Seelar admitted that his side didn’t bowl well, which ultimately cost them the encounter. However, Seelar was confident that his side would walk out of the tournament with a performance with which they hold their heads high. 

“I think it was a par score. Namibia bowled well but not entirely great. We were worse. In hindsight obviously (would have bowled himself more). We went with a few choices that didn't go well. Very tough. If Ireland beat Sri Lanka, we have a chance but if not, have to finish things with a strong performance," Seelar said at the post-match presentation.

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