David Wiese scored a sparkling unbeaten 66 as Namibia defeated Netherlands by six wickets to keep their qualification hopes alive on Wednesday.
After being sent into bat by Namibia skipper, Netherlands pair of Max O’Dowd and Stephan Myburgh got their team off to a solid start. The pair added 42 runs for the opening stand before Jan Frylinck drew first blood by dismissing Myburgh for 17.
The pair of Max O’Dowd and Colin Ackermann added 82 runs for the third wicket before the latter was caught at deep midwicket by Erasmus off Frylinck for a 32 ball-35.
O’Dowd (70) registered his second consecutive half century to take Dutch to 164/4 in their allotted 20 overs.
Jan Frylinck was Namibia’s best bowler with figures of 2/36.
Chasing 165, Namibia openers Stephan Baard and Zane Green go their side off to a steady start. The pair added 34 runs for the opening wicket before Fred Klaassen broke the stand by dismissing Green bowled for 15.
Craig Williams was cleaned up by Colin Ackerman while going for an almighty slog.
Wiese along with skipper Gerhard Erasmus brought Namibia back into the contest with a valuable 93 run partnership for the fourth wicket before the latter perished for a quickfire 32.
The former South African all rounder Wiese remained unbeaten on 66 as Namibia chased down the target of 165 with six balls to spare.