ABU DHABI: Namibia coach Pierre de Bruyn was effusive in reward for his inexperienced staff regardless of a defeat towards Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, saying they “tested” their opponents.
Pakistan gained by 45 runs — their fourth win in as many video games to turn into the primary staff to reach the semi-finals within the Twenty20 World Cup from Group 2.
Pakistan rode on one other good 50-ball 79 not out from Mohammad Rizwan and 49-ball 70 from skipper Babar Azam because the pair helped submit 189-2 in 20 overs.
Namibia managed 144-5 of their 20 overs with David Wiese scoring 43 not out and Craig Williams 40.
De Bruyn mentioned his staff has learnt lots from enjoying within the Super 12 stage.
“The lessons we’ve learned we’ll take with us,” mentioned de Bruyn. “We played 40 overs of cricket. And there were stages where we tested them. They were, after 10 overs, they had 59 runs on the board.”[RELATED POSTS related_post1]
Namibian bowlers had been glorious upfront as left-armer Ruben Trumpelmann bowled a maiden first over however Pakistan piled up 130 within the final ten overs.
De Bruyn mentioned his staff has gained expertise.
“And we will take everything with us. It’s got us experience and information that we need to grow as a team. So we are very pleased with that performance.”
Facing two powerful opponents of their subsequent video games — India and New Zealand – de Bruyn hoped his staff will entrance up.
“Yes, we are going in to win cricket games, first of all. But we also know that it’s two great cricket teams that we’re facing, and they’ve got their own agenda in how they need to win cricket games and not lose a cricket game, especially not against Namibia.
“We are specializing in ourselves. We’re studying a lot with this expertise. We’ve realized a lot tonight. I assumed it was an excellent — properly, it was a superb efficiency by the Namibian staff with bat and ball.
“We know what’s coming. India and New Zealand, and they’ve got — they need to win properly to make their final stages.”
Namibia have one win from three matches. They beat Scotland by 4 wickets however misplaced to Afghanistan.