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Namibia team create history

24 October, 2021

Ireland were knocked out of the T20 World Cup as Namibia pulled off a shock eight-wicket win in Sharjah to reach the Super 12s.

Namibia are playing in their first T20 World Cup and are the lowest-ranked side.

Ireland laboured from 62-0 to 125-8 after Paul Stirling fell for 38.

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus hit 53 not out from 49 balls and David Wiese an unbeaten 28 from 14 to seal victory with nine balls to spare.

In finishing as runners-up in Group A, they join India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland in Group 2 of the Super 12s.

Sri Lanka bowled the Netherlands out for 44 in an eight-wicket thrashing in Sharjah later on Friday to confirm their status as Group A winners.