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#WorldCupT20 Minnows Nambia stun Sri Lanka in preliminary group opener

Namibia caused one of biggest upsets of the T20 World Cup with historic win in the opening match of round 1 of T20 World Cup at Kardinia Park in Geelong.

Sri Lanka were skittled for 108 runs in chase of 164 runs giving Namibia a 55 run win. Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz and Jan Frylinck took regular wickets for Namibia, while David Wiese has claimed one wicket.

Earlier, Jan Frylinck scored 44 off 28 balls while JJ Smit scored 31 off 16 as Namibia posted 163 for 7 against Sri Lanka. For Sri Lanka, Pramod Madushan picked two wickets but conceded at an economy rate of over 9. Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka had won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first in the Men’s T20 World Cup opener in Geelong, likely owing to their preference to chase scores. Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus said he would have liked to chase as well.

Sri Lanka suffered a significant blow this weekend, when left-arm quick Dilshan Madushanka ruled out of the tournament with a quadriceps injury. Binura Fernando is named as the replacement. In his place in the XI, Sri Lanka have Pramod Madushan, who made his debut late in their Asia Cup campaign.

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