Namibia’s women’s side are currently in Europe for a tour that features T20Is against the Netherlands and Germany. They have been in the Netherlands this past week for a six match series with matches in Schiedam and Voorburg.

The series was scheduled to start at Sportpark Harga in Schiedam on Monday, although the first match was abandoned without a ball bowled. Two matches took place the following day. In the morning match the home side batted first and were bowled out for 80, Sterre Kalis’ 35 their only double digit score. Sune Wittmann took 4-20 and Kayleen Green took 3-19. Namibia chased down their target with a ball to spare to win by three wickets.

In the afternoon match, the Dutch batted first again and scored 99-7, captain Heather Siegers top scoring with 41. Sune Wittmann was again the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-19. In reply Namibia were bundled out for just 29 with Caroline de Lange taking four wickets for just six runs.

After a rest day on Wednesday, the series moved to Voorburg for three matches at Sportpark Westvliet. Two matches took place on Thursday with the Netherlands batting first in the morning and scoring 83-9 from their 20 overs. Heather Siegers top scored with 39 and Wilka Mwatile took 4-18. Namibia chased down their target with three balls to spare to win by three wickets and take the series lead.

In the afternoon, Namibia batted first for the first time in the series and scored 130-8, largely thanks to Yasmeen Khan’s 69 from 44 balls. Rain ended the Dutch reply after 11 overs. On 71-2 at the time they were five runs ahead of the DLS par-score and thus set-up a series deciding match on Friday.

The hosts batted first in the final game, scoring 97-7. Sterre Kalis top scored with 39. In Namibia’s reply they were on 54-5 at the halfway stage before Merczerly Gorases and Irene van Zyl put on 44 for the sixth wicket, taking the score to 89-6 when Gorases was dismissed with nine balls remaining.

Six more runs came from the over but Namibia were unable to score the remaining three thanks to Frederique Overdijk who bowled a wicket-maiden to end the match, finishing with 3-17 and securing a two run win in the match and a 3-2 series win.

Namibia will be in Germany this weekend for three more T20Is, all taking place in Krefeld.