Scotland were once again blown away in a devastating first Ruben Trumpelmann blitz as Namibia won their first-ever Super 12 match at the T20 World Cup.
Kyle Coetzer’s side dropped 60 points in a 130-point loss to Afghanistan in Sharjah on Monday, having had a brilliant run to reach the Super 12.
And their batting unit quickly came under pressure again on Wednesday after losing the toss, as Trumpelmann claimed three wickets in the first round to help narrow Scotland to 109-8, despite Michael’s quick shot 44. Leask.
Scotland raised their hopes with a lively bowling demonstration, but JJ Smit saw Namibia claim a famous victory with an unbeaten 32.
Trumpelmann gave Namibia a dream start, with opener George Munsey throwing the first ball, Calum MacLeod was caught by the third and Richie Berrington trapped lbw the fourth to leave Scotland two to three.
Leask hit four fours and two sixes in his 44 of 27 deliveries, putting 36 for the sixth wicket in partnership with Chris Greaves, before falling to Smit.
Scotland retaliated with the ball. In 13th place, the Africans were 67-4 and equalized their opponents at the same stage.
But David Wiese and Smit led the team to the edge of victory, putting in 35 for the fifth wicket before the first was caught by Leask for 16, for a slightly nervous finish.
Smit sealed the win with a point in six to spark jubilant celebrations and leave Scotland with two losses in their first two Super 12 games.
Additional reporting by PA Media.