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Namibia vs PNG 5th Match ICC CWC Qualifier Play-off 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Namibia vs PNG 5th Match ICC CWC Qualifier Play-off 2023 - ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off - The 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process of the 5th ODI match played between Papua New Guinea and Namibia at United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek in 29th March 2023.

Namibia vs PNG 5th Match ICC CWC Qualifier Play-off 2023 Highlights
Gerhard Erasmus celebrates his century © ICC / Twitter

Gerhard Erasmus' maiden century with two key wickets, Nikolaas Davin's career-best 90 and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton's brilliant half-century, Bernard Scholtz and Ruben Trumpelmann's three-for helped to Namibia comprehensive 48-run victory over PNG, despite a Charles Amini's record-breaking 66-ball century - Semo Kamea's five-for in a high-scoring epic game of the fifth match of a Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off.

Match Stats :
  • Namibia's 381 was their highest score ever in One-day international cricket history, previous highest was 324 against Oman at Al Amerat in 2020.
  • Gerhard Erasmus became the second Namibian batsman to score two centuries in One-day internationals after Michael van Lingen's three hundreds.
  • Gerhard Erasmus became the second Namibian batsman to score a century against PNG in One-day internationals after Michael van Lingen.
  • Gerhard Erasmus' 125 was the fourth highest score for Namibia in One-day international and the highest-score by an Namibian batsman to PNG in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of unbeaten 119 held by Michael van Lingen at Port Moresby in the last year.
  • Nikolaas Davin and Gerhard Erasmus set up the record third-wicket partnership for Namibia in One-day international, previously held by the 124-run stand between JP Kotze and Gerhard Erasmus against same opponent at Lauderhill in 2019, It is the Namibia's second highest any-wicket stand in ODIs and also the Namibia's second highest any-wicket stand against PNG in ODIs.
  • 130 : Gerhard Erasmus and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton set up the second highest fourth-wicket partnership for Namibia in One-day international and also the Namibia's second highest second-wicket stand against PNG in ODIs, It is the Namibia's third highest any-wicket partnership in ODIs and also the Namibia's third highest any-wicket partnership against PNG in ODIs.
  • Charles Amini hammered a 66-ball fastest century by an Namibian batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 105-ball held by Lega Siaka against Hong Kong at Townsville in 2014.
  • PNG's 333 was their highest score ever in One-day international cricket history, previous highest was 292 against Nepal at Kirtipur in the last year.
  • Charles Amini became the fourth PNG batsman to score a century in One-day internationals after Lega Siaka, Tony Ura and Assad Vala.
  • Charles Amini became the second PNG batsman to score a hundred against Namibia in One-day internationals after Assad Vala.
  • Charles Amini's 109 was the joint second highest score for PNG in One-day international, jointly with Lega Siaka and the highest-score by an PNG batsman against Namibia in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 104 held by Assad Vala at Lauderhill in 2019.
  • Semo Kamea's 5 for 68 was his second best bowling performance for PNG in One-day international and the best bowling figures by an PNG bowler against Namibia in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 3 for 32 held by Nosaina Pokana at Lauderhill in 2019.

Namibia scored mammoth total of 381-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Gerhard Erasmus hammered a career-best 125 off 113-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred & his first century against PNG in ODIs.

Nikolaas Davin cracked a career-best 90 off 79-ball - who fell ten-run short of his maiden century - including 13-fours & a six with strike rate of 113.92.

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton hit 61 off 59-balls including 6-fours & 2-sixes, Zane Green hammered a 33 off 17-balls included 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 194.11.

Karl Birkenstock blasted a unbeaten 19 off 8-balls including 2-sixes & a four with strike rate of 237.50 and Ruben Trumpelmann hammered a 17 off 5-balls included 2-sixes & a four with strike-rate of 340.

PNG best bowler by Semo Kamea claimed a 5-wicket haul for 68-runs in 10-overs, Kabua Morea took 2-wickets and one for Assad Vala.

PNG scored 333 for all-out in 46.2 overs with top scorer by Charles Amini hammered a career-best 109 off 75-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 8-sixes & 8-fours with strike rate of 145.33.

Assad Vala struck 57 off 61-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes, Sese Bau blasted a 54 off 44-balls including 7-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 122.72.

Kiplin Doriga blasted a 47 off 39-balls including 4-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 120.51 and Chad Soper cracked a 28 off 23-balls included 2-fours & a six with strike-rate of 121.73.

Namibia best bowler by Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz both picked up 3-wickets, Gerhard Erasmus took 2-wickets and one for Shaun Fouché - Ben Shikongo.

Captain Gerhard Erasmus named Player of the match for he lead to front his side to took 2-wickets for 44-runs in 8-overs including a maiden after scoring a career-best 125-runs knocked off facing 113-balls including 11-fours and 5-sixes with strike rate of 110.61.

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