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.
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.
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 tightened 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. Jasprit Bumrah was bowling the 19th over of the innings when Jan Frylinck jammed a yorked towards Bumrah, who missed a simple direct hit to give a lifeline to Frylinck.
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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.
Namibia (Playing XI): Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Zane Green(w), David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz.
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.