In a spin! Four wickets from Adam Zampa guides ruthless Aussies to emphatic nine-wicket win against minnows Namibia at T20 World Cup

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  • Australia outclassed Namibia astatine T20 World Cup
  • Leg-spinner Adam Zampa snared 4/12 from 4 overs
  • Rolled minnows for 72, won by 9 wickets

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:23 EDT, 12 June 2024 | Updated: 00:25 EDT, 12 June 2024

Australia person qualified for nan last 8 astatine nan Twenty20 World Cup pursuing a broad nine-wicket conclusion of Namibia successful Antigua.

After winning nan flip and bowling, Adam Zampa (4-12) again was nan prima arsenic Mitch Marsh's men skittled Namibia for conscionable 72 runs.

It was nan lowest full immoderate broadside has posted successful a T20 world lucifer against Australia.


In response, Travis Head (34 not out) top-scored pinch nan bat to guarantee Australia reached Namibia's full successful conscionable nan sixth over.

Skipper Marsh (18 not out) hitting nan winning runs for 4 past heavy other cover.

Australia person qualified for nan last 8 astatine nan Twenty20 World Cup pursuing a broad nine-wicket conclusion of Namibia successful Antigua (pictured, celebrating a wicket)

Adam Zampa was again impressive, snaring 4/12 from 4 overs to bamboozle nan minnows 

Zampa conceded he 'bowled a mates of pies' which resulted successful wickets - but successful ominous news for their rivals, he believes nan Aussies will only amended arsenic nan tourney deepens.

'The shot is coming retired well,' he said.

'I'm conscionable trying to do my thing....with nan transverse breeze present [in Antigua], you request to hole good for nan conditions.

'There is simply a agelong measurement to go, this is nan first measurement for america arsenic a group.'

Following his 4 wicket haul, Zampa became nan first Australian men's subordinate to snare 100 wickets astatine T20 level.

He besides bowled 17 dot balls astatine the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium successful a superb show of leg-spin bowling. 

Australia are now guaranteed to decorativeness successful nan apical 2 of Group B, meaning they will play successful nan tournament's Super 8 shape sloppy of nan consequence of Sunday's last group-stage lucifer against Scotland.

If they decorativeness top-two successful their Super 8 group, nan 2021 champions will advancement to nan knockout semi-finals.


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