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Namibia captain heaps praises on bowlers after 145-run win against Oman


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After Namibia's 145-run thumping victory over Oman in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division Two and earning the ODI status, its captain Gerhard Erasmus credited JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck for their vital all-round contributions.
Smit and Frylinck on Saturday returned with eight wickets shared between them to break the spine and bundle out Oman for 81. They also performed with the bat to help Namibia cross 200-run mark and post 226/7.
"JJ Smit and young Frylinck taking the new ball - they've been absolutely superb. Credit (goes) to them for picking up (awards). One's got Player of the Tournament; one's got Player of the Match in a final. It's a cruel job to run in for six games in nine days. They've just done it without moaning all week," ICC quoted Erasmus, as saying.
With 221 runs and 13 scalps across six games under his belt, Smit was adjudged Player of the Tournament. On the final day, he picked up 3/21 and smashed 30 runs, including two boundaries and one six.
"It was tough. The conditions weren't favouring the bowlers much. A lot of runs (were scored), but we managed to bowl out team cheaply. That comes down to our grit and fight," Frylinck said.

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 10:16 AM IST

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