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11 July 201523:47

Nepal, Namibia share points after rained out match

Skies open up after Namibia reaches 61 for 1 in 7.4 overs, with both teams earning one point each

Nepal, Namibia share points after rained out match - Cricket News

Stephen Baard was unbeaten on 39 off 26 balls before rain forced the match to be abandoned.

Persistent rain in Belfast meant that the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier match between Namibia and Nepal was washed out on Saturday (July 11).

After a delayed start, Nepal inserted Namibia in on a damp pitch at Stormont, and the African side got off to a steady start reaching 61 for 1 in 7.4 overs before rain returned.

Stephen Baard and Gerrie Snyman, the Namibia openers, scored briskly to add 36 runs in just 4.1 overs before Paras Khadka dismissed Snyman for 10.

Baard was unbeaten on 39 off 26 balls, hitting four boundaries and two sixes along the way, as the Nepal bowlers struggled a bit with a wet ball and greasy outfield. However, it didn't matter in the end as the match was eventually abandoned with each team receiving one point.

Namibia will be up against USA at the same venue on Monday, while Nepal, who lead the Group A table, will take on Ireland later on the same day.

To view the full scorecard, please click here.