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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Australia team reached Super-8

Published - 12-JUN-2024 12:30 IST | Updated - 12-JUN-2024 12:30 IST

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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Australia team reached Super-8

Australia has confirmed its place in the Super-8 with its third consecutive win in the T20 World Cup 2024. Australia registered a spectacular 9-wicket win over Namibia on Wednesday.

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Namibia's team, batting first, was all out for 72 runs in 17 overs. In response, the Australians achieved the target in just 5.4 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. Australia is the second team to reach the Super-8 of the T20 World Cup. South Africa has already reached this stage.

Leg-spinner Adam Jampa took the maximum four wickets for Australia. With this, he completed 100 in T20 Internationals. At the same time, Jampa became the bowler to take the most wickets (31) for Australia in the T20 World Cup. He left behind Mitchell Starc (29 wickets).

Captain Gerard Erasmus' innings

Namibia's captain Gerard Erasmus spent the most time on the ground while batting for his team in this match. He batted for 64 minutes, but failed to take the team to a big score. Erasmus played an innings of 36 runs and was the top scorer of his team.

Namibia innings

Namibia's team was all out after scoring 72 runs in 17 overs. Namibia's captain Gerard Erasmus scored the most runs. He scored 36 runs in 43 balls with the help of four fours and a six. Apart from Jampa, Josh Hazlewood and Marcus Stoinis got two wickets each from Australia's side. Pat Cummins and Nathan Ellis got one wicket each.

Australia innings

David Warner (20) and Travis Head (18*) gave Australia a great start while chasing the target of 73 runs. Warner was sent back to the pavilion by David Wiese after being caught out by Ruben Trumpelman. After Warner was out, Head adopted an aggressive stance and scored an unbeaten 34 off 17 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Captain Mitchell Marsh scored an unbeaten 18 off 9 balls with the help of three fours and a six and led the team to victory.

Australia tops Group B

Australia's team is in Group B of the T20 World Cup 2024. Apart from Australia, this group includes England, Scotland, Namibia and Oman. Australia is at the top of the group with 6 points after winning all three of its matches. Scotland has 5 points and is at the second position.

Playing-11 of both teams

Australia: Mitchell Marsh (captain), David Warner, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.

Namibia: Gerard Erasmus (captain), Nico Devlin, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Jane Green, Ruben Trumpelman, Bernard Scholtz, Jack Brasel and Ben Shikongo.

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