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Despite defeat, Namibia rattling Sri Lankan top order becomes the talking point
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Despite defeat, Namibia rattling Sri Lankan top order becomes the talking point
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Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 (TIWN) While Namibia's batting would be a cause for concern for their skipper Gerhard Erasmus, there were plenty of promising signs in the bowling department, which brought the Sri Lankan top order to their knees in the First Round Group A match here on Monday.

Had Sri Lanka batters Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42 not out) and Avishka Fernando (30 not out) not arrested the slide with a fourth-wicket stand of 74 after the Islanders were reduced to 26/3, the 2014 World T20 champions would be licking their wounds after their inaugural ICC T20 World Cup match.  There were also some promising signs for Namibia in the batting department as well despite a sub-100 total, as Craig Williams and Gerhard Erasmus put on a partnership of 39 for the third wicket, albeit from 40 balls, and then their bowling attack caused the Sri Lanka top order some problems.

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