‘Surprise’ pitch

The pitch served up at Kensington Oval for its first match of the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup was not one that Man-of-the-Match David Wiese expected.

After Namibia prevailed over Oman in a low-scoring thriller that was decided by a super over, Wiese described the surface for the first Group B match on Sunday night as one that was not the easiest pitch to bat on.

The match initially ended in a tie after both teams could only manage 109 on a track in which batsmen found the going tough.

“You remember the days of Kensington having a little bit of balance and pace. When we got here today, it looked like a good pitch, it looked like a good wicket. We thought it was going to just play true the whole time but it got a little bit slower and it got a little bit lower also. It wasn’t the easiest wicket to start on,” Wiese said. (HG)

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