T20 World Cup 2024: Twitter erupts as David Wiese seals dramatic Namibia win against Oman in Super Over

Jun 3, 2024

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The T20 World Cup 2024 witnessed a nail-biting finish as Namibia edged past Oman in a thrilling encounter that went down to the wire at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Social media platform Twitter erupted with excitement as Namibian all-rounder David Wiese emerged as the hero, securing a dramatic victory in the Super Over.

Namibia Elects to Bowl, Dismisses Oman for 109

Namibia opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Their decision proved to be a good one, as their bowlers restricted Oman to a modest total of 109 runs in 19.4 overs. Ruben Trumpelmann was the star performer for Namibia, picking up a crucial four wickets for just 21 runs in his four overs. Wiese also chipped in with a valuable three-wicket haul, conceding 28 runs in his 3.4 overs.

Oman Batters Struggle for Runs

Oman’s batting line-up faltered against Namibia’s disciplined bowling attack. The only significant contribution came from Khalid Kail, who managed a well-fought 34 runs off 39 deliveries. The rest of the batsmen fell cheaply, failing to build any substantial partnerships.

Namibia Chases with Hiccups, Match Goes to Super Over

Chasing 110 for victory, Namibia’s batting performance mirrored Oman’s. They lost wickets at regular intervals, with Jan Frylinck (45 off 48) being the lone bright spot. Despite his efforts, Namibia found themselves needing  two runs off the final delivery to win the match. They managed to scamper a single, sending the game into a tense Super Over.

Wiese Shines with Bat and Ball, Earns Player of the Match Award

The Super Over turned out to be a David Wiese show. After his impressive bowling display earlier, Wiese displayed his all-round talent with the bat as well. He hit 13 not out alongside Gerhard Erasmus (8 not out) off Bilal Khan as Oman were set 22 to win after the highest-scoring over of the contest.

Well, the target, proved a bridge too far for Oman, as Wiese showed all his experience with the ball to concede just 10 runs and dismiss Naseem Khushi.

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Wiese’s all-around performance, with three wickets and a crucial contribution in the Super Over, earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

In a men’s T20I match

Only player to take 2 wickets on first 2 balls
Ruben Trumpelmann🇳🇦 v OMN, today

Only player to take 3 wickets in first 4 balls
Ruben Trumpelmann🇳🇦 v SCOT, 2021

Both are by same player in T20 World Cups!! pic.twitter.com/qyAfsP1P9n

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) June 3, 2024

David Wiese is still carrying the Namibia Cricket Team at the age of 39 years 🔥

13 in 4 balls with the bat and just 10 runs and a wicket with the ball in the Super Over 👏 pic.twitter.com/2vra1QjxaT

— Utsav 💔 (@utsav__45) June 3, 2024

DAVID WIESE, what a champion. pic.twitter.com/xKUbMvBUKe

— Ragav 𝕏 (@ragav_x) June 3, 2024

David Wiese wins it for Namibia: https://t.co/UkBGtqwePl #cricket #T20WorldCup #NAMvOMN #DavidWiese #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/DrjrYWzDdB

— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) June 3, 2024

DAVID WIESE, THE HERO OF NAMIBIA. 🇳🇦

– Smashed 13* (4) while batting and bowled 1/10 in the Super Over to win it for Namibia. 🤯⭐ pic.twitter.com/uQqAQ9oE8y

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 3, 2024

How often we have seen a player who have bowled the super over & also batted it with a 4 ball 13. #Davidwiese the one who has lot of experience playing all around the world including the IPL has done it for Namibia yet again. #NamvsOman pic.twitter.com/eBfSEgF24v

— Thana (@Pitstop387) June 3, 2024

Kaiyile aagasam kondu vandha un vaasam, kaalame ponalum jeichidu Wiese! ❤️

Picks 3-28 with the ball, couldn’t finish off with bat, comes back in the Super Over to smack 22, bowls the Super Over & defends it.

The old warhorse David Wiese delivering it for Namibia. What a match! pic.twitter.com/VP8i7fNtoi

— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) June 3, 2024

Jan Frylinck playing as a pure batsman ,usually very good with the new ball 😁🇳🇦….#NAMvOMA #T20WorldCup 🏆🏏

— Balu Mahendra (@balumahendra_v) June 3, 2024

Excellent bowling by Ruben Trumpelmann #cricket #NAMvOMN #T20WorldCup #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/PeVrYw3aqn

— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) June 3, 2024

Well, that was a bad review…@T20WorldCup #NAMvOMA pic.twitter.com/q5j58ryjiN

— Roberta Moretti Avery (@MorettiAvery) June 3, 2024

4 wickets for Ruben Trumpelmann. He is having a great night. Deserved a fifer though. #T20WorldCup #NAMvsOMA pic.twitter.com/arhM8jD1Xf

— Crypto Cricketer (@cricketcoast) June 3, 2024

Bowlers takes a Wicket on first ball of the T20 World Cup Match

Mashrafe Mortaza v AFG, 2014
Shapoor Zadran v Hk, 2014
Ruben Trumplemann v SCO, 2021
Ruben Trumplemann v OMA , 2024#NAMvOMA#T20Worldcup pic.twitter.com/GPAAB582Z4

— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) June 3, 2024

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