After yesterday’s win over Jersey, hosts Namibia made it two wins from two in the T20I series that they are hosting.

Namibian captain Gerhard Erasmus won the toss at the United Club Ground in Windhoek and asked the USA to bat first. The key wicket of Steven Taylor fell early on, but a partnership of 64 between Monank Patel and Aaron Jones got the USA innings quickly back on track.

That partnership ended when Patel was dismissed for 50 with Jones then putting on 75 with Jaskaran Malhotra before he was out for 47. Malhotra reached 42 - scored from 28 balls - himself before he was bowled by Jan Frylinck from the last ball of the 18th over.

The last two overs produced 30 runs, largely thanks Gajanand Singh, who hit 21 from just 8 balls. The final total for the visitors was 194-5.

Ali Khan bowled Craig Williams early in Namibia’s reply, before Divan la Cock and Loftie-Eaton put on 43 to ensure there was no top order collapse. Runs weren’t coming quickly enough though and when Jan Frylinck was the fourth man out, Namibia were on 105 in the 12th over and falling behind the rate.

This brought David Wiese to the crease to join his captain Gerhard Erasmus. The pair accelerated in quick fashion and put on 92 in 7.1 overs to secure a six wicket win. Erasmus was the top scorer with 72 from 34 balls whilst Wiese continued his form from the win against Jersey with 45 from 24 balls.

Tomorrow will feature a double header with Namibia playing USA in the morning and Jersey in the afternoon before the series concludes with two USA v Jersey games on Saturday and Sunday.