Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Castle Lite Series 2022 - 2nd ODI - Namibia vs Hong Kong - June 2022
The 2nd ODI of the Castle Lite Series 2022 will take place on the 9th of June 2022 between Namibia and Hong Kong at the United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek, Namibia.
Current Form Namibia and Hong Kong:
Namibia have beaten Hong Kong in the first ODI of the series to take a 1-0 lead.
Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field first. Lohan Louwrens and Zane Green provided a fantastic start to the hosts. They collected 77 runs for the 1st wicket partnership. In the middle order, Gerhard Erasmus and Nicol Loftie Eaton played brilliantly. They scored 53 and 74 runs respectively.
The real boost in the death overs was provided by the skipper JJ Smit, who smashed 62 off just 39 balls. His innings featured 6 fours and 3 huge sixes.
On the back of a good batting effort, Namibia reached a total of 332 for 5 in 50 overs.
During the chase, Ehsan Khan was dismissed early on in the innings. Nizakat Khan and Babar Hayat batted well and collected 76 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership. Khan made 79 off 100 while Hayat scored 54 runs. Yasim Murtaza in the middle order was simply unstoppable. He made 72 off just 55 balls. However, once he was dismissed, all Hong Kong hopes went down the drain. Hong Kong were bowled out for 267 by the end of the 49th over as Namibia won the 1st ODI by 65 runs.
For Namibia, Ruben Tumpelmann picked up 4 wickets for just 31 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Gerhard Erasmus, JJ Smit (c), Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, Zane Green, Helao Ya France, Ben Shikongo, Lohan Louwrens, Louis Peters, Ruben Tumpelmann
Jamie Atkinson (c), Nizakhat Khan, Aizaz Khan, H Arshad, Kinchit Shah, Y Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Hassan Khan Mohammad, V Sharma
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Namibia
Who will win?- Namibia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zane Green (Namibia), Babar Hayat (Hong Kong)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – JJ Smit (Namibia), Ehsan Khan (Hong Kong)
Most Sixes – JJ Smit (Namibia), Yasim Murtaza (Hong Kong)
Player of the Match- JJ Smit (Namibia)
Team Scores Batting first – Namibia 270+, Hong Kong 200+
Match Handicap: Namibia
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