Namibia star Ruben Trumpelmann picked up three wickets in the opening over of his side’s game against Scotland, dismissing George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington for nought
Scotland endured a horror start to their T20 World Cup Super 12 clash against Namibia, with three players getting out for ducks in the opening over.
It was seamer Ruben Trumpelmann who did the damage, dismissing the dangerous George Munsey first ball, with the opener dragging the ball onto his stumps for nought.
He then claimed the wicket of Calum MacLeod for a duck, getting him caught behind.
That was followed by a first-ball duck for captain Richie Berrington off the next delivery, who was given out LBW and could not be saved by a review.
It was a stunning start to the game for Namibia, with the only runs conceded off the over coming in the form of two wides.
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Namibia reduced Scotland to 57-5, with star all-rounder David Wiese getting Craig Wallace out LBW and Jan Frylinck dismissing Matt Cross.
However, Scotland’s blushes were spared by a hugely important partnership between Michael Leask and Chris Greaves.
The pair put on 36 runs between them and ensured Scotland went past their previous lowest-ever total at the tournament – 60.
That came in their first Super 12 game just two days ago, when they were bowled out inside 11 overs by Afghanistan.
On that day, it was the spin of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan demolished Scotland, with the pair taking 5-20 and 4-9 respectively.
After avoiding that unwanted milestone, Leask and Greaves were able to help propel Scotland on to a total of 109-8.
Leask in particular was outstanding, smashing 44 off just 27 balls before getting bowled by JJ Smit.
Greaves ended up scoring 25 before getting run out off the final ball of the innings, while Trumpelmann ended with impressive figures of 3-17 from his quota of four overs.
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