Australia Dominates Namibia to Reach T20 World Cup Super Eights

Australia Cruise Into Super Eights After Dominating Namibia at T20 World Cup

On October 19th, Australia secured their spot in the Super Eights of the T20 World Cup with a convincing victory over Namibia. Leg spinner Adam Zampa’s impressive 4-12 from four overs was the standout performance, as the Aussies dismissed the opposition for a paltry 72 runs in just 17 overs.

Namibia’s decision to bat first backfired as the Australian bowlers, led by Josh Hazlewood, made quick work of the top order. Zampa then ran through the middle and lower order, with all five Aussie bowlers registering at least one wicket. The 72-run total was the lowest tally Australia have conceded in a T20 international.

In reply, David Warner and Travis Head ensured a swift chase, with the former smashing 20 runs off just 8 balls before falling. Head then took over, scoring 34 from 17 deliveries, to guide the 2021 champions to victory inside 6 overs. Captain Mitch Marsh’s 18 runs further cemented Australia’s dominance as they strolled to the target, leaving Namibia’s slim hopes of progressing dashed.

“Just trying to do my thing,” said Player of the Match Adam Zampa. “We’re happy, it’s the first step in trying to take the trophy home but a long way to go.”

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus acknowledged the gulf in class, stating, “You cannot sit back against the best in the world – that is one thing we learnt tonight. A good side like Australia will expose you if you are not willing to mentally step up on this level.”

Australia’s final Group B match is against Scotland on Saturday, while Namibia face England earlier the same day.

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