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T20 WC: Team India Outclassed Namibia To Finish The Tournament On High, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 8, 2021 10:50 pm
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India and Namibia are locking horns in the last match of the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. This match is a dead-rubber as both teams are out from the race of the semi-final of this year’s tournament.

KL Rahul scored yet another fifty

Virat Kohli won the toss in his final game as India’s T20I captain and opted to field first. India brought Rahul Chahar in place of Varun Chakaravarthy while Namibia brought back Jan Frylinck in the playing XI.

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Stephen Baard and Michael van Lingen walked out to open the innings for Namibia. The duo took their team off to a good start as they played with intent against Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Michael van Lingen got bounced out by Bumrah before Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in his two overs.

Ravichandran Ashwin further tighten the screw with two wickets to leave Namibia reeling at 72/5 in 13 overs. David Wiese held one end tight and scored some vital runs. Ruben Trumpelmann smashes Shami for a four and a six to take Namibia’s total to 132/8 in 20 overs.

Jadeja bowled a brilliant spell where he grabbed 3 wickets and gave only 16 runs in his four overs. Ashwin also took three wickets at the cost of 20 runs.

In response, Rohit Sharma walked out with all guns blazing. He started to hit Namibia bowlers for fun as soon as the chase began. KL Rahul, on the other end, was playing the second fiddle and hit occasional boundaries.

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Rohit Sharma scored a flamboyant fifty and got out. India had already scored 86 runs by then and Suryakumar Yadav walked out at number 3. KL Rahul took the charge from there on and scored another fifty – his third straight fifty in the tournament. Suryakumar Yadav scored unbeaten 25 runs while Rahul remained not out on 54 to guide India home with 9 wickets in hand and 28 balls to spare.

Here is how Twitter reacted to this game;

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/1457745853209186308