ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019

Ireland vs Namibia - 3rd Place Play-off

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 02 November 2019

Namibia 108/10

RR: 5.89 | Ireland beat Namibia by 27 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Stephan Baard c Simi Singh & b Shane Getkate c Simi Singh & b Shane Getkate 171810
Nikolaas Davin lbw Gareth Delany lbw Gareth Delany 5700
JP Kotze c Simi Singh & b Simi Singh c Simi Singh & b Simi Singh 4700
Craig Williams lbw Gareth Delany lbw Gareth Delany 1700
Gerhard Erasmus c Boyd Rankin & b Mark Adair c Boyd Rankin & b Mark Adair 513470
Zane Green stumped Simi Singh stumped Simi Singh 91110
JJ Smit bowled Boyd Rankin bowled Boyd Rankin 101301
Christi Viljoen c Mark Adair & b Simi Singh c Mark Adair & b Simi Singh 4500
Zhivago Groenewald c Kevin O'Brien & b Boyd Rankin c Kevin O'Brien & b Boyd Rankin 2600
Bernard Scholtz not out not out 2300
Ben Shikongo c Andy Balbirnie & b Mark Adair c Andy Balbirnie & b Mark Adair 0100
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 1, w 0, nb 2)
Total 108 (10 Wkts, 18.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
6-1 (Nikolaas Davin,1.4), 11-2 (JP Kotze,3), 20-3 (Craig Williams,5.3), 42-4 (Stephan Baard,8.4), 78-5 (Zane Green,12), 92-6 (Gerhard Erasmus,14.4), 97-7 (Christi Viljoen,15.5), 106-8 (JJ Smit,17.2), 107-9 (Zhivago Groenewald,18), 108-10 (Ben Shikongo,18.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mark Adair3.2 0 9 2 2.81
Gareth Delany4 0 23 2 5.75
Simi Singh4 0 25 3 6.25
Shane Getkate3 0 25 1 8.33
Boyd Rankin3 0 17 2 5.67
Craig Young1 0 8 0 8.00

That's all from this game! One more match to go. Papua New Guinea face off Netherlands in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Join us for that at 1930 local (1530 GMT). Until then, cheers.

Gary Wilson, the Ireland skipper says it is good to sign off with a win. Adds that 135 was a par score and credits the bowlers that they bowled well. Credits Simi Singh for bowling very well. Mentions that when you see two young lads batting well it is good for the team. Wilson also says that he is happy with the performance of Mark Adair and Gareth Delany. Ends by saying that his team has qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia but they would have liked to play in the final. Adds that Netherlands played a better game and they deserve to be in the final.

Gerhard Erasmus, the Namibian skipper, says that they bowled better than yesterday and they would have taken 135 at the halfway mark. They needed a partnership to go deep but it was not to be. Adds that his wicket changed the match a little but they wanted to bat deep into this innings. On going to Australia, Erasmus says that it is going to be an exciting twelve months for them and it will be challenging as well. Ends by saying that the services have been good over here and they look forward to coming back.

Simi Singh is the Man of the Match. He says that he is happy with the performance of the team and it has been great. Adds that he is happy that he got a chance to play. Singh also says the catch of Kotze which he took got stuck in his hands. Mentions that everyone contributed well and it has been a team performance. Ends by saying that the team is ready to go to Australia.

Namibia, on the other hand, were brilliant with the ball keeping the Irish in check but when they came out to bat, they were blown away by the bowlers from Ireland. They were made to dance to their tunes and courtesy some poor shots, were shot out for just 108. Only Gerhard Erasmus stood out for them with a fifty but could not continue. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

The day did not start on the best note for the Irish as they were bundled out for a paltry score of 135. They lost wickets in a heap and they have Andrew Balbirnie to thank for getting them to that score. But then, the bowlers did their job and restricted Namibia to 108.

Excellent bowling performance from Irish! They have managed to defend a paltry total and they will finish third in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers. They had their backs to the wall after the first innings but their bowlers were right on the money. They bowled excellent lines and lengths and gave the Namibians no chance. They should be very happy with their performance.

18.2
0
M Adair to Ben Shikongo, OUT! CAUGHT! Full delivery on off, Shikongo chips it to covers where Balbirnie takes a good catch. IRELAND WIN THE MATCH BY 27 RUNS!
18.1
1
M Adair to B Scholtz, Short delivery on middle, Scholtz pulls it towards mid on for a single.

Ben Shikongo is the last man in. Mark Adair is back on. 3-0-8-1 are his figures so far.

17.6
0
B Rankin to Z Groenewald, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one perishes. This is excellent stuff from the Irish! Rankin bowls a full delivery on middle, Groenewald looks to loft it over the mid on fielder but it hits the inside half of his bat and goes towards Kevin O'Brien who makes no mistake this time and pouches it safely.
17.5
0
B Rankin to Z Groenewald, A short delivery which has been pulled away.
17.4
1
B Rankin to B Scholtz, Good length ball on off, Scholtz guides this to third man and takes a single to get off the mark.
17.3
0
B Rankin to B Scholtz, Good length ball on off, Scholtz defends it towards point. The non-striker wants the single but is sent back. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end and hits but the batsman was just in.

Bernard Scholtz is the new batsman in.

17.2
0
B Rankin to JJ Smit, OUT! BOWLED! YOU MISS I HIT, SAYS RANKIN! Full delivery on middle, Smit makes room towards the leg side to loft this over cover but fails to put any bat on it. The ball goes onto hit the middle stump. Ireland are just two wickets away from securing third position.
17.1
0
B Rankin to JJ Smit, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Smit looks to cut but fails to put any bat on it.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

16.6
1
C Young to JJ Smit, Bowls a yorker on off, Smit does well to dig it out. It goes towards mid off. The batsmen take a run.
16.5
6
C Young to JJ Smit, SIX! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery, Smit pulls it over wide long on for a maximum.
16.4
0
C Young to JJ Smit, Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Smit looks to swing at this one but misses it.
16.3
1
C Young to Z Groenewald, Full delivery on middle, Groenewald drives it through mid on. The batsmen take a run.
16.2
0
C Young to Z Groenewald, Good length delivery on off, Groenewald defends it off the back foot.
16.1
0
C Young to Z Groenewald, On a length on middle, Groenewald flicks it to mid-wicket.

Craig Young is into the attack for the first time today.

15.6
1
S Singh to Z Groenewald, Tossed up delivery on off, Groenewald plays it towards covers for a single. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. Namibia need 38 runs in 24 balls to win the match. Simi Singh finishes his spell with figures of 4-0-25-3.

Zhivago Groenewald is the next batsman in.

15.5
0
S Singh to C Viljoen, OUT! CAUGHT! Simple catch for Mark Adair. Flighted delivery on middle, Viljoen looks to flick but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid-wicket where Adair takes a simple catch.
15.4
2
S Singh to C Viljoen, Tossed up delivery on off, Viljoen lofts it over covers. The batsmen get two runs.
15.3
1
S Singh to JJ Smit, Flighted delivery on middle, Smit plays it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
15.2
1
S Singh to C Viljoen, Tossed up delivery on middle, Viljoen drives it through mid on. The batsmen take a run.
15.1
0
S Singh to C Viljoen, Flighted delivery on off, Viljoen plays a reverse sweep to the off side.

Simi Singh is back on. 3-0-20-2 are his figures so far.

14.6
0
M Adair to JJ Smit, Good length ball outside off, Smit lets the ball go to the keeper.
14.5
1
M Adair to C Viljoen, Full delivery outside off, Viljoen drives it to cover and takes a single.

Christi Viljoen is the next batsman in.

14.4
0
M Adair to G Erasmus, OUT! CAUGHT! Erasmus falls after playing an excellent knock here! He needed to continue to help his side win this match. Short delivery on middle and leg, Erasmus pulls this nicely but finds Rankin at short fine leg to perfection. Namibia still require 44 runs to win this match.
14.3
0
M Adair to JJ Smit, Good length ball on middle, Smit looks to pull it but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side and the batters take a leg bye.
14.2
0
M Adair to JJ Smit, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! Fullish delivery on off, Smit drives this towards the cover region. Erasmus wants the single but is sent back by Smit. The fielder at cover throws it to the bowler but he fails to collect the ball properly allowing the batsman to get back in.
14.1
0
M Adair to JJ Smit, Full delivery on middle, Smit drives this uppishly but it goes wide of the bowler. No run taken.

Mark Adair is back into the attack. 2-0-7-0 are his figures so far.

13.6
0
G Delany to G Erasmus, DROPPED! That was a tough chance for Kevin O'Brien. Flighted delivery on off, Erasmus lofts it over covers but it goes to short cover where Kevin O'Brien jumps and tries to take it but spills it. It was a real tough chance for him.
13.5
0
G Delany to G Erasmus, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
13.4
1
G Delany to JJ Smit, Tossed up delivery on off, Smit drives it through mid off for a run.
13.3
1
G Delany to G Erasmus, Floated delivery on off, Erasmus plays it towards covers and takes a single.
13.2
0
G Delany to G Erasmus, Short delivery on off, Erasmus cuts it to point.
13.1
4
G Delany to G Erasmus, FOUR! Fifty for Erasmus. It has been a great innings from him. Short delivery on middle, Erasmus pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Gareth Delany is back on. 3-0-17-2 are his figures so far.

12.6
0
B Rankin to JJ Smit, On a good length on off, Smit plays it to the off side. Namibia need 51 runs in 42 balls to win the match.
12.5
1
B Rankin to G Erasmus, Length delivery on middle, Erasmus flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.